"Democrats put climate change back on the forefront of their governing agenda Thursday, portraying the issue as an "existential threat" even as the caucus remains split over how forcefully to respond."
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- Source: Politico, 01/04/2019
"The Justice Department’s public integrity section is examining whether newly departed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to his agency’s inspector general investigators, according to three people familiar with the matter, a potential criminal violation that would exacerbate Zinke’s legal woes.
"PARCHMENT, Mich. — The day this small town told its residents to stop drinking the water, life on Glendale Boulevard turned from quiet to alarming."
"The Senate last night [Wednesday] approved a series of energy and environment nominees by voice vote in the final full day of the 115th Congress."Source: E&E Daily, 01/04/2019
"Each year, several thousand weather forecasters, researchers and climate scientists from all over the world gather for the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting to exchange ideas to improve weather prediction and understanding of climate change. This year, due to the partial federal government shutdown, hundreds of scientists will not attend the conference set to begin this weekend in Phoenix."
"BOULDER, Colo. — A few months after Chris Cook and his family moved from California into a four-bedroom house nestled among ponderosa pines in the foothills here, they got a letter saying their home insurance policy had been canceled."Source: Stateline, 01/04/2019
"A trio of public interest groups have lodged a protest against a proposed Department of Energy rule to designate critical electric infrastructure.
The rule proposed in October laid out how DOE would employ its authority to designate critical electric infrastructure under the Federal Power Act.Source: EnergyWire, 01/04/2019
"The US EPA has denied an NGO petition to require increased reporting of asbestos under the TSCA chemical data reporting (CDR) rule."Source: ChemicalWatch, 01/04/2019
"The Trump administration is sitting on billions of dollars intended to help vulnerable cities and states prepare for extreme weather, prompting growing criticism from state officials worried about the next storm season."Source: Bloomberg, 01/04/2019
"The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold its first hearing under the chamber’s new Democratic majority on climate change."Source: The Hill, 01/04/2019
"House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown."Source: AP, 01/03/2019
"The Washington governor believes his focus on the environment will resonate with voters. But can he persuade enough Americans to pay attention to him?"Source: Atlantic, 01/03/2019
"Hours after taking office, Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched an assault on environmental and Amazon protections with an executive order transferring the regulation and creation of new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry – which is controlled by the powerful agribusiness lobby."Source: Guardian, 01/03/2019
"David Bernhardt, the Interior Department’s No. 2 official and a former fossil fuel lobbyist, took over Wednesday as acting secretary after the resignation of scandal-plagued agency chief Ryan Zinke."Source: HuffPost, 01/03/2019
"Xcel is leading the pack, with a pledge to go 100% zero carbon by 2050. Other major electricity providers are trading coal for wind and solar sooner than planned. "Source: InsideClimate News, 01/03/2019