Environmental Politics

"5 Midterm Votes That Could Have an Outsize Impact on Climate Change"

"This is the era of deregulation in the nation’s capital: President Trump is rolling back Obama-era climate change regulations that would have cut planet-warming pollution from smokestacks and tailpipes, and he has vowed to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the 2015 accord under which nearly every nation pledged to limit greenhouse gas pollution. At the state level, though, advocates and lawmakers around the country are fighting back."

Source: NY Times, 10/30/2018

Trump Declares His 1st Natl. Monument, Honoring African American Troops

"In the first such use of his executive powers, President Trump on Friday designated a national monument, establishing a 380-acre site in Kentucky to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the Civil War."

Source: Washington Post, 10/29/2018

20 U.S. States, Major Cities Urge Trump To Drop Fuel Efficiency Freeze

"A group of 20 U.S. states and several major cities on Friday urged the Trump administration to abandon a proposal to freeze fuel efficiency standards after 2020 and strip California of the ability to impose its own vehicle emissions rules."

Source: Reuters, 10/29/2018

"Will One State Go It Alone to Make Polluters Pay?"

"The last coal mine in Washington State closed down about a decade ago in Centralia, about 65 miles south of Seattle, leaving scars on the land and the local economy. Now, a solar electricity project — perhaps the largest in the state — is planned for the same location, by the same company that once ran the mine."

Source: NY Times, 10/29/2018

"University: Truck Pollution Research Cited By EPA Was ‘Not Accurate’"

"The research the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cited in proposing to roll back a major truck pollution rule was “not accurate,” the university that conducted the study has concluded."

Source: The Hill, 10/26/2018

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