Environmental Politics

"Congress Poised to Skip Funding Yucca Nuke Dump Again This Year"

"House and Senate appropriators have no plans to fund development of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada this year, according to the chairman of the House subcommittee charged with writing the Energy Department’s spending plan."

Source: Bloomberg, 03/07/2018

"White House Turns To Congress For Ideas On Infrastructure Funding"

"The White House has proposed to spend $200 billion more in infrastructure but remains unsettled on how to pay for the investment, despite President Trump’s hints of an increase in the federal gas tax, his transportation chief said Tuesday."

Source: Washington Post, 03/07/2018

Sun Doesn’t Shine at Trump Environmental Agencies

There’s little cause to celebrate upcoming Sunshine Week for those who cover Trump administration environmental agencies. The latest WatchDog catalogues how the EPA has adopted a secretive approach and displays frequent hostility to the news media, including with a troubling series of attacks on individual journalists.

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Chesapeake’s ‘Secret Garden’ Thriving Again, But Trump Could End That

"The Chesapeake Bay restoration plan is fueling the most robust resurgence of underwater grasses and submerged aquatic vegetation in the world, according to a new study."

Source: Washington Post, 03/06/2018


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