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Crab Fishers Sue Fossil Fuel Industry Over Climate Change Damage

Crab Fishers Sue Fossil Fuel Industry Over Climate Change Damage
The lawsuit by the largest West Coast commercial fishing association seeks to hold 30 companies accountable for harming shellfish and livelihoods as the ocean warms.
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Dark Money Paid New Trump Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s Salary for 3 Years

Dark Money Paid New Trump Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s Salary for 3 Years
"An organization ‘dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency’ gets 100 percent of its funds from a group that exists mainly as a vehicle for donors to elude transparency."
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Deleted? Under Trump, EPA Website's Climate Section Is "Page Not Found"

Deleted? Under Trump, EPA Website's Climate Section Is "Page Not Found"
The March for Science said the climate page shifted from "Accurate, essential information" to "being updated" to "page not found."
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New York Sues Exxon, Says Oil Giant Defrauded Investors Over Climate Change

New York Sues Exxon, Says Oil Giant Defrauded Investors Over Climate Change
The state's lawsuit follows a three-year climate fraud investigation. Exxon had been fighting in court to block the New York probe and another in Massachusetts.
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'This Is a Scam': ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save the Planet

'This Is a Scam': ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save the Planet
"It comes as no surprise that ExxonMobil and other oil companies are calling for anything and everything short of moving off fossil fuels entirely—most notably, the unwieldy and unproven concept of carbon taxes."
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'Dumbest Policy in the World': Canada's Massive Fossil Fuel Subsidies Undermine Climate Action

'Dumbest Policy in the World': Canada's Massive Fossil Fuel Subsidies Undermine Climate Action
Working to curb emissions while using public funds to subsidize oil and gas industry "is like trying to bail water out of a leaky boat"
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Trump FEMA chief: ‘I don’t know why the studies were done’ on Maria deaths

Trump FEMA chief: ‘I don’t know why the studies were done’ on Maria deaths
"Spousal abuse goes through the roof. You can’t blame spousal abuse after a disaster on anybody.”
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A Reminder That North Carolina Passed Law Mandating Climate Warnings Be Ignored

A Reminder That North Carolina Passed Law Mandating Climate Warnings Be Ignored
State legislators passed an anti-science law after a 2010 report warned global warming would cause devastating sea-level rise. Now, as a hurricane makes landfall, local experts demand policy change and urgent action
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In Hurricane Florence’s Path: Giant Toxic Coal Ash Piles

In Hurricane Florence’s Path: Giant Toxic Coal Ash Piles
The toxic waste from coal-burning power plants contains arsenic and heavy metals. Days of torrential rain and flooding could weaken and collapse the impoundments.
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EPA Exodus: Nearly 1,600 Workers Have Left Since Trump Took Office, Analysis Shows

EPA Exodus: Nearly 1,600 Workers Have Left Since Trump Took Office, Analysis Shows
"My feeling was I could do better work to protect the environment outside the EPA," says one former agency employee
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