"As Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was grilled in one part of the Senate on Wednesday, a less prominent Trump administration official who has a major impact on automobile pollution and climate change policy was asked a basic question by a member of a separate Senate panel."
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- Source: Washington Post, 05/17/2018
"House appropriators this morning quickly advanced a $44.7 billion Energy and Water Development spending bill for fiscal 2019, debating only a few amendments on nuclear weapons, the funding of energy offices and "poison pill" riders."Source: Greenwire, 05/17/2018
"Using measurements from Earth-observing satellites, NASA scientists have tracked changes in water supplies worldwide and they’ve found that in many places humans are dramatically altering the global water map."Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 05/17/2018
"While EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's 'secret science' plan has garnered a good deal of publicity and criticism, another proposal that could transform the agency's rulemaking process has largely flown under the radar."Source: Greenwire, 05/17/2018
"In the Trump era, it has mainly been blue states that have taken the lead on climate change policy, with liberal strongholds like California and New York setting ambitious goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Now, at least one deep-red state could soon join them: Alaska ... ."Source: NY Times, 05/17/2018
"Top EPA science advisors, including Administrator Scott Pruitt's hand-picked chair of the agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB), are strongly criticizing the administrator's controversial plan to require only publicly available research to justify its regulations, charging it will undermine rules' integrity and was developed without adequate review."Source: Inside EPA, 05/16/2018
"Explosions intensified on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Tuesday, spewing ash and triggering a red alert for aircraft for the first time since the latest eruption began 12 days ago."Source: Reuters, 05/16/2018
"House lawmakers voted Tuesday night to give modest budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Interior Department."
"RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appellate court vacated a key permit granted to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, saying Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species."Source: AP, 05/16/2018
"A federal judge in California on Tuesday struck down the city of Oakland’s ban on coal shipments at a proposed cargo terminal, siding with a developer who wants to use the site to transport Utah coal to Asia."Source: AP, 05/16/2018
"At Mote Marine Lab's Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration in the Florida Keys, Joey Mandara is like a baby sitter. But instead of children he tends to thousands of baby corals, growing in large, shallow tanks called raceways."Source: NPR, 05/16/2018
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has improved its car emissions testing following the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, but it could still take more steps, the agency’s internal watchdog said Tuesday."
"Protective sleeves will likely be wrapped around dented portions of the Line 5 oil and gas pipeline, which was damaged last month by a suspected anchor strike."Source: Saginaw News, 05/16/2018
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inspector general said it is investigating EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s use of nonpublic email accounts, the latest in a series of federal investigations into the agency chief."
"Blooms of harmful algae in the nation's waters appear to be occurring much more frequently than in the past, increasing suspicions that the warming climate may be exacerbating the problem."Source: InsideClimate News, 05/16/2018