"Almost every single person worldwide breathes in toxic air on a regular basis, although the consequences for those living in developing regions are more deadly, according to a new World Health Organization study."
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- Source: HuffPost, 05/03/2018
"SunPower is the nation’s No. 2 commercial solar-power company, employing thousands of workers directly and indirectly. But it makes most of its solar panels abroad, and with the tariffs recently imposed by President Trump costing it as much as $2 million a week, SunPower is fighting for an exemption."Source: NY Times, 05/03/2018
"David Bernhardt met with lobbyists for MGM Resorts who oppose a tribal casino. Interior has now balked at approving that casino."Source: HuffPost, 05/03/2018
"The lobbyist whose wife's Capitol Hill condo was home to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for part of last year recommended candidates for the agency's Science Advisory Board."
"A biofuels advocacy group is challenging EPA's decision to exempt refiners from annual renewable fuel requirements."
"Former Bureau of Indian Affairs Director Bryan Rice allegedly bullied his agency's FOIA officer in December, according to an email that employee sent to Native American tribal leaders in late March."
"Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing chemicals they say are contributing to the destruction of the state's coral reefs and other ocean life."Source: NPR, 05/03/2018
"Scott Pruitt, the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency, first came to national prominence back when he was Oklahoma's attorney general. In that role, he sued the agency he now runs 14 times ....Environmentalists in Pruitt's home state say Pruitt was much less aggressive when it came to enforcing Oklahoma's environmental laws and going after polluters."Source: NPR, 05/03/2018
"Researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in technology widely used to operate critical services such as oil and electric systems that they warn hackers could exploit."Source: The Hill, 05/03/2018
"A controversial trip to Morocco by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt last December was partly arranged by a longtime friend and lobbyist, who accompanied Pruitt and his entourage at multiple stops and served as an informal liaison at both official and social events during the visit."Source: Washington Post, 05/02/2018
"A coalition led by California sued the Trump administration over car emissions rules on Tuesday, escalating a revolt against a proposed rollback of fuel economy standards that threatens to split the country’s auto market."Source: NY Times, 05/02/2018
"Two top aides to Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief who is facing an array of investigations related to his spending and management practices, have resigned amid widening scrutiny of their roles at the agency."Source: NY Times, 05/02/2018
"Three Democrats on the House Science Committee sent on Tuesday sent document requests seeking additional information on whether Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt sought to establish a new agency office in his hometown."Source: The Hill, 05/02/2018
"The Sunday before Scott Pruitt's confirmation hearing to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Pruitt stood on the stage of his hometown church, bowed his head, and prayed."Source: NPR, 05/02/2018
"Under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency has veered so far from its foundational mission of protecting human health and the environment that it faces the highest risk in its 47-year history of being reshaped to serve industry rather than the American public, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health."Source: InsideClimate News, 05/02/2018