"Andrew Wheeler met with a range of companies and trade groups with interests before EPA after he took charge at the agency."
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- Source: Greenwire, 12/05/2018
"The Trump administration is poised to roll back a significant climate change regulation on coal-fired power plants, making it easier to build new coal plants in the United States."
"The gray wolf has been in danger in recent weeks of losing the federal protection that for decades has kept it from being hunted. But the congressional ardor to end the protection — and make it easier to trap or shoot the wolves — is fading fast."Source: McClatchy, 12/05/2018
"Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s advanced economies are set to rise slightly in 2018, breaking a five-year decline, mainly due to higher oil and natural gas use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says."Source: Reuters, 12/05/2018
"The Supreme Court has signaled its interest in a potentially game-changing debate over the scope of the Clean Water Act. The justices yesterday invited the Trump administration to weigh in on whether the law applies to pollutants that travel through groundwater before reaching surface water."Source: Greenwire, 12/05/2018
"CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — On a wintry day, Michael R. Bloomberg stood in black tassel loafers in melting snow while he inspected solar panels on a rooftop, then said he would make climate change “the issue” of the 2020 presidential race."
"Americans are consuming less coal in 2018 than at any time since Jimmy Carter’s presidency, a federal report said Tuesday, as cheap natural gas and other rival sources of energy frustrate the Trump administration’s pledges to revive the U.S. coal industry."Source: AP, 12/05/2018
"If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it won’t be enough for cars and factories to get cleaner. Our cows and wheat fields will have to become radically more efficient, too."
Nuclear power is being hyped as a reliable baseload source for the grid. But the massive Grand Gulf plant in Mississippi is only putting out full power 52 percent of the time.Source: EnergyWire, 12/05/2018
"An industrious but finicky pest could be the key to restoring Washington State’s wetlands and salmon populations."Source: bioGraphic, 12/05/2018
"France is to suspend a planned fuel price hike after "yellow vest" protests erupted into violence over the weekend, prompting calls for calm and government talks."Source: CNN, 12/04/2018
"The 2016 presidential race largely ignored climate change. The Vermont senator is banking on that no longer being possible."Source: HuffPost, 12/04/2018
"The number of people listed as missing after California’s deadliest wildfire has dropped again to 25, down from a high of more than 1,200 about two weeks ago, officials said."Source: Reuters, 12/04/2018
"For decades, opposition to drilling has left the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits. Now the Trump administration is hurriedly clearing the way for oil exploration."
"FAIRBANKS, Alaska — It is the last great stretch of nothingness in the United States, a vast landscape of mosses, sedges and shrubs that is home to migrating caribou and the winter dens of polar bears.Source: NY Times, 12/04/2018
"U.S. taxpayers have spent billions of dollars subsidizing chemically treated refined coal, but a Reuters analysis of EPA data shows that the power plants burning it often pump out more smog, not less."Source: Reuters, 12/04/2018