"Bill Wehrum, a top Environmental Protection Agency official who helped reverse Obama-era rules aimed at cutting emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants, is stepping down amid scrutiny over possible violations of federal ethics rules."
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- Source: Washington Post, 06/27/2019
"At a debate held in a sinking city, only four candidates were directly asked about the climate crisis."Source: New Republic, 06/27/2019
"Canada has signaled a willingness to buck one of President Trump’s most significant environmental rollbacks — a major weakening of auto pollution standards — by signing a clean-car deal with California, the state leading the fight against the rollback."Source: NY Times, 06/27/2019
"For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean-energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April."Source: Bloomberg, 06/27/2019
"Hundreds of thousands of children in the US remain at risk of exposure to lead, which causes cognitive and behavioral deficits".Source: Guardian, 06/27/2019
"Exceptionally warm ocean temperatures have melted sea ice off Alaska’s coasts far earlier than normal this year, alarming scientists and rural residents worried about the impacts to seals, seabirds and fish they hunt."Source: Anchorage Daily News, 06/27/2019
"A former regional administrator will temporarily lead EPA's high-profile Office of Air and Radiation, following the exit of air chief Bill Wehrum."Source: Greenwire, 06/27/2019
"America’s climate change pollution comes from many sources: cars and trucks, power plants, farming operations, home-heating systems and even trees that burn in wildfires. But in the power sector, 85% of emissions come from just 100 companies and public agencies."Source: LA Times, 06/27/2019
"Developers of the Atlantic Coast pipeline yesterday launched a highly anticipated Supreme Court appeal to preserve permits for the natural gas project to traverse the Appalachian National Scenic Trail."Source: EnergyWire, 06/27/2019
"Don't get out your Swiffer, but there's a whole heap of dust headed our way from Africa. The dust, which originates in the Sahara Desert, is going to help Florida dodge tropical storms at the start of hurricane season."Source: Tampa Bay Times, 06/27/2019
"More political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could soon have the authority to weigh in on public information requests."Source: The Hill, 06/26/2019
"The project’s reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump’s family."
"How do the Democratic presidential hopefuls compare on their climate actions and promises to solve the crisis? With the debates coming, ICN analyzes their records."Source: InsideClimate News, 06/26/2019
"The water is almost gone. Satellite photographs reveal the stark shrinking of one of the main rain-fed reservoirs that serves Chennai, one of the biggest cities in India."
"The E.P.A. found that a small town in Louisiana was overloaded with carcinogens. Why didn’t that mean the government had to act?"