Economy & Business

"Public Rebuts Alaska Rainforest Logging, Roadless Exemption Plan"

"The public is broadly opposed to the Trump administration’s plan to open most of the world’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest to logging and road-building, according to an internal U.S. Forest Service report."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/20/2020

"Trump’s Water Jurisdiction Rule: What’s All the Fighting About?"

"The Trump administration’s long-anticipated water jurisdiction rule has already drawn a half-dozen legal challenges since its April release, with more on the way."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/20/2020

EPA Staff Warned Mileage Rollbacks Had Flaws. Trumpites Ignored Them.

"In its rush to roll back the most significant climate policy enacted by Barack Obama — mileage standards designed to reduce pollution from cars — the Trump administration ignored warnings that its new rule has serious flaws, according to documents shared with The Washington Post."

Source: Washington Post, 05/20/2020

"Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait"

"Some bicycle shops in Brooklyn are selling twice as many bikes as usual and drawing blocklong lines of customers. A chain of shops in Phoenix is selling three times the number of bikes it typically does. A retailer in Washington, D.C., sold all its entry-level bikes by the end of April and has fielded more preorders than ever in its 50-year history."

Source: NYTimes, 05/19/2020

EPA Emails: Trump Officials, Chemical Group Talked Before 2017 Settlement

"When the chemical company Brenntag received a fine in 2017, the National Association of Chemical Distributors asked for help from two new Trump administration appointees who previously worked in chemical lobbying, according to emails obtained by The Hill through a Freedom of Information Act request."

Source: The Hill, 05/19/2020

"Meatpacking Plants Turn To Trump For Backup Against Lawsuits"

"As more than 10,000 workers in meat-processing plants have fallen sick with the coronavirus and at least 30 have died, corporate food giants facing liability lawsuits are turning to a powerful ally: the White House."

Source: HuffPost, 05/18/2020

Climate Change Is Looming. But America Has Lost 600,000 Clean Energy Jobs

"The United States shed more than half a million clean energy jobs in March and April, a new report says, reversing years of growth in an industry that has helped reduce lung-damaging air pollution and the emissions responsible for climate change."

Source: LA Times, 05/18/2020

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