"Canada will have a national price on carbon emissions by the end of this year, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says."
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- Source: Bloomberg, 07/19/2016
"Despite praising automakers for recent gains in fuel economy, two federal agencies said on Monday that surging consumer demand for pickups and sport utility vehicles made it unlikely that the industry could meet the government’s ambitious projections a decade from now."Source: NY Times, 07/19/2016
"US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Utah's 'Bears Ears' last week in an attempt to resolve an increasingly contentious debate over whether to designate the San Juan County cultural landscape as a US National Monument."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 07/19/2016
"Concluding a long legal climb to cleaner air, the federal government Monday announced a record $425-million settlement with two oil refiners that is expected to reduce pollution emissions in the West by almost 43,000 tons annually."Source: LA Times, 07/19/2016
"[Philippines] President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will not honor the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which was adopted by the Philippines and about 200 countries in December last year."Source: Manila Times, 07/19/2016
"As Ukraine's civil war raged, a few mouse clicks at three local power companies set in motion the covert intrusion. It was the first successful attempt at planting a bug, then disabling an electric grid serving hundreds of thousands of people."Source: EnergyWire, 07/19/2016
"CLEVELAND -- Eleven House Republicans who are trying to change their party's attitude on climate change appear to be skipping the GOP convention beginning here today. Several also say they won't vote for presumed presidential nominee Donald Trump."Source: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060040407, 07/19/2016
"The [Canadian] federal government has quietly approved the use of a highly controversial chemical for dispersing ocean oil spills, despite growing scientific evidence it doesn’t always work as claimed and even intensifies the toxicity of oil."Source: The Tyee, 07/19/2016
The U.S. EPA is facing off with Minnesota's Pollution Control Agency over exempting taconite mining operations from clean-water rules meant to protect wild rice.Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 07/19/2016
"As 2016 predicted to be the hottest year on record, African Methodist Episcopal Church leaders are taking a stand against climate change and urging their congregations and communities to do the same."Source: Huffington Post, 07/19/2016
"Coal is looking at a starring role during the Republican national convention, as support for clean coal takes a step toward greater bipartisan support.
The fossil fuel was included in the draft political platform ahead of this week's convention in Cleveland.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who serves as the Republican National Committee's platform chairman, said the final platform would seek to lay out an agenda that reverses the "failed" policies of the Obama administration. Barrasso's state is home to one of the nation's largest coal regions."Source: Washington Examiner, 07/18/2016
"Several destructive wildfires were raging across the Southwestern United States on Saturday, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations."Source: Reuters, 07/18/2016
"The cast has changed following Theresa May’s reshuffle, but the play remains the same. It’s a struggle pitching free-market red tape slashers against those backing a clean, green economy as the UK’s best long term bet. The big question is whether this performance will have a different ending."Source: Guardian, 07/18/2016
"The level of mercury found in the umbilical cords of babies in Grassy Narrows First Nation was high enough to affect their brain development, according to a new report obtained by the Star."Source: Toronto Star, 07/18/2016
"As Indiana's governor, Mike Pence has been a strong coal advocate, opposed renewable energy standards and has enjoyed the support of the Koch brothers."Source: InsideClimate News, 07/18/2016