National (U.S.)

Communities Sued Big Oil Over Climate Change; Then The Backlash Began

"If you live in a city or county that sues oil companies over climate change, prepare for a blowback. ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel giants are taking legal action against such local governments, seeking to undermine a key part of their finances — their relationship with lenders."

Source: McClatchy, 03/05/2018

"Week Ahead: House Takes Up Bills Targeting EPA Regs"

"The House will move in the coming week on a trio of regulatory and energy bills. The Rules Committee has scheduled a meeting Monday to begin looking at the three proposals: the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act and the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act."

Source: The Hill, 03/05/2018

Parts Suppliers Call for Cleaner Cars, Splitting With Automakers

"In the debate over how quickly to make American cars pollute less, the nation’s auto-parts makers are now in open disagreement with the automakers that buy the countless transmissions, turbochargers and other components that make up modern automobiles."

Source: NY Times, 03/02/2018

Weedkiller Could Spell Big Trouble For Monarch Butterflies: Report

"By 2019, a weed killing chemical—designed to be used in tandem with genetically modified cotton and soybean seeds—is projected to be sprayed on more than 60 million acres of monarch butterfly U.S. migratory habitat, according to a report released today by the Center for Biological Diversity."

Source: EHN, 03/02/2018

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