"Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's longtime donors and friends were beneficiaries of a new EPA policy declaring that burning biomass for energy doesn't increase heat-trapping carbon emissions."
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- Source: Greenwire, 05/10/2018
"BONN, Germany - U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to outline what changes he wants in a 2015 global climate agreement as the price for dropping his plan to quit, the United Nations’ climate chief said on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 05/10/2018
"Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who resigned this week after four women accused him of assault, was one of the most active state-level opponents of the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations. He was also the first attorney general to open an investigation into Exxon Mobil’s climate policies and statements."Source: NY Times, 05/10/2018
"Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is seeking to shift the limelight away from questions about his ethics and instead focus attention on his efforts to eliminate regulations on oil drillers, farmers, home builders and automakers."Source: Bloomberg, 05/10/2018
"A group of attorneys for Democratic states and cities is asking a federal appeals court to issue a ruling on former President Barack Obama’s landmark climate change rule for power plants."Source: The Hill, 05/10/2018
"Women in the US Forest Service love what they do. But they also describe a toxic male environment that tolerates, and even promotes, their harassers"
"More than 30 people have been killed in Kenya's Rift Valley after a dam burst its banks following weeks of torrential rain that also forced hundreds from their homes, officials said."Source: Aljazeera, 05/10/2018
"Electronic surveillance of fishing vessels could help protect fisheries."
"New England’s groundfish season is in full swing, as hundreds of dayboat fishermen from Rhode Island to Maine take to the water in search of the region’s iconic cod and haddock. But this year, several dozen of them are hauling in their catch under the watchful eye of video cameras as part of a new effort to use technology to better sustain the area’s fisheries and the communities that depend on them.Source: Civil Eats, 05/10/2018
"The world’s biggest project to eradicate a dangerous invasive species has been declared a success, as the remote island of South Georgia is now clear of the rats and mice that had devastated its wildlife for nearly 250 years."
"Daylight robbery worth millions of pounds is taking place in gardens across the country with grey squirrels raiding bird feeders on a huge scale, new research has revealed."
"Six Democratic U.S. senators have asked billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to explain how an Icahn-owned refinery secured a valuable EPA exemption from the nation’s biofuels law."Source: Reuters, 05/09/2018
"Democrats and Republicans in the Senate reached an agreement on a biennial water resources bill that largely shuns the proposals that President Donald Trump put forth in his $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal."Source: Bloomberg, 05/09/2018
"A new trove of documents sheds light on one of the most controversial proposals of Scott Pruitt’s first year as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: the plan to stage public debates on the veracity of climate change, an idea that was ultimately blocked by the White House."Source: NY Times, 05/09/2018
"State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won the West Virginia GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, avoiding a nightmare scenario for Republicans, who feared that former coal magnate Don Blankenship would capture the party's nomination in a race that could determine which party controls the Senate next year."Source: Politico, 05/09/2018
"New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's abrupt resignation is unlikely to affect his state's legal war against the Trump administration's regulatory rollbacks."Source: Greenwire, 05/09/2018