"The Interior Department has a new press secretary, with the elevation of Faith Vander Voort to the high-speed, high-profile post this week."
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- Source: Greenwire, 03/14/2019
"President Donald Trump says in his budget that he’s asking for the highest amount ever for certain wildfire prevention programs. His proposal actually contains less money for wildfire prevention efforts than the current federal spending plan."Source: McClatchy, 03/14/2019
"The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, according to an Associated Press analysis of new data."Source: AP, 03/14/2019
"The world must either move environmental protection to the top of its agenda now or suffer dire consequences, according to a United Nations report issued today."Source: Greenwire, 03/14/2019
"They've come of age in a warming world. Now, students in nearly 100 countries and dozens of U.S. states are skipping school to fight climate change."Source: Washington Post, 03/14/2019
"Newly leaked Interior Department documents raise questions about the environmental review of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain."
"A plan to have Ohio taxpayers bail out the state's two struggling nuclear power plants was a non-starter in the legislature just a few months ago. Now, it's a high priority."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/13/2019
"EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said yesterday that the Trump administration has pushed back the deadline for finalizing its rollback of Obama-era clean car rules."
"Environmental groups yesterday asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling that struck down part of a high-profile removal plan for four dams in California and Oregon, saying it set a precedent that would exempt dozens of dams nationwide from meeting water quality standards."
"The U.S. Department of the Interior must produce records of communications between David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee to lead the department, and his former clients in the energy and agricultural industries, a March 12 complaint says."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/13/2019
"Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed Nevada onto the U.S. Climate Alliance, joining 22 other states in a commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions and the effects of climate change."Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, 03/13/2019
"A trial in which a California man alleged his use of Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused his cancer went to a federal U.S. jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday."Source: Reuters, 03/13/2019
"State lawmakers from Connecticut to Florida are proposing measures that some groups say could threaten how science and climate change are taught in the classroom."Source: Washington Post, 03/13/2019
"The Trump administration is proposing to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol, seeking to calm a dispute that has riled two politically important blocs — the oil industry and corn farmers."Source: AP, 03/13/2019
"How's this for adventure tourism? A close encounter with a 10-foot long lizard with razor-sharp teeth and a venomous bite from a mouth swimming in noxious bacteria."Source: NPR, 03/13/2019