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- Source: Guardian, 07/02/2018
"U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration backed off an assertion he made earlier indicating he persuaded Saudi Arabia to effectively boost oil production to its maximum capacity, which would have threatened to blow up a fragile truce agreed by OPEC and inflamed the Saudi-Iran rivalry."Source: Bloomberg, 07/02/2018
"July 4 marks the peak of the largest, most valuable wild salmon run left in America."Source: Mother Jones, 07/02/2018
"The bill to pre-empt taxes is part of a wider industry effort to skip cities and go straight to the states."Source: NY Times, 07/02/2018
"The Senate passed its version of the $428 billion farm bill Thursday, setting up a bitter fight against the House over food stamps, farm subsidies and conservation funding."
"In a unanimous decision, state regulators in Minnesota approved a controversial new pipeline that will increase the flow of tar sands crude oil from Canada to refineries in the United States."Source: InsideClimate News, 06/29/2018
"The Interior Department’s inspector general has opened an investigative complaint regarding Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a Montana land development deal backed by the chairman of the oil services firm Halliburton, according to a letter sent to three Democratic lawmakers."
"The top official at the National Park Service admitted to investigators that he acted in a way “not appropriate for work” in the hallways of the Interior Department while telling a story about urination."
"The retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy from the Supreme Court could significantly reshape environmental law in the decades ahead and potentially make it easier for the Trump administration to roll back Obama-era climate change policies in the coming years, legal experts said."Source: NY Times, 06/29/2018
"The U.S. Forest Service has offered Nestlé a three-year permit to continue drawing millions of gallons of water from the San Bernardino National Forest."Source: NPR, 06/29/2018
"Robert Powelson is giving up his seat at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take over the leadership of the lobby representing the nation’s private water companies."Source: EnergyWire, 06/29/2018
"The Bureau of Land Management announced in March that oil drilling would resume within the Carrizo Plain National Monument, land that is significant to more than a dozen tribes representing three tribal cultural groups in central California."Source: HuffPost, 06/29/2018
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary victory over powerful U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in the working-class New York district stretching from the Bronx to Queens is likely to propel her avowedly left-wing platform into the Democratic mainstream as the 2018 midterm elections heat up."Source: HuffPost, 06/29/2018
"In August 2015, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha was having a glass of wine in her kitchen with two friends, when one friend, a water expert, asked if she was aware of what was happening to the water in Flint, Mich."Source: NPR, 06/29/2018
"The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, announced Wednesday in a letter hand-delivered to President Trump, could bring about sweeping changes to U.S. environmental law, endangering the federal government’s authority to fight climate change and care for the natural world."Source: Atlantic, 06/28/2018