Environment

Trump Takes 'Wrecking Ball' to Endangered Species Act

Trump Takes 'Wrecking Ball' to Endangered Species Act
If Interior Department's proposals are approved, "Zinke will go down in history as the extinction secretary"
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Trump's Supreme Court Pick Could Set Back Climate Regulations for Decades

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Could Set Back Climate Regulations for Decades
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has a history of opposing regulations Congress didn’t explicitly authorize. That could be a problem for greenhouse gas policies.
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6 Ways EPA's New Leader, a Former Coal Lobbyist, Could Shape Climate Policy

6 Ways EPA's New Leader, a Former Coal Lobbyist, Could Shape Climate Policy
With Scott Pruitt's resignation, Andrew Wheeler inherits some important decisions, including on the Clean Power Plan, auto standards, methane and use of science.
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A Historic First: Rhode Island Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

A Historic First: Rhode Island Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change
The lawsuit blames the burning of fossil fuels for contributing to sea level rise, extreme weather and warming oceans. The state's already seeing coastal damage.
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Scott Pruitt Is An Ethics Nightmare, But So Is Ryan Zinke

Scott Pruitt Is An Ethics Nightmare, But So Is Ryan Zinke
The latest Zinke outrage is stunning.
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These Auto Industry Companies Are Demanding Strong Clean Car Standards, Despite Trump

These Auto Industry Companies Are Demanding Strong Clean Car Standards, Despite Trump
There’s a major sector of the automobile industry that is unwavering in its support of strong clean car standards: auto parts manufacturers.
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Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Put Thousands of Lives at Risk, Harvard Analysis Finds

Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Put Thousands of Lives at Risk, Harvard Analysis Finds
The authors used EPA’s own risk assessments to estimate the number of illnesses and early deaths prevented by clean air and water rules Trump is now trying to erase.
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No, There Isn't a Power Grid Emergency Requiring a Coal Bailout

No, There Isn't a Power Grid Emergency Requiring a Coal Bailout
The idea that the power grid is so frail it’s become a national security crisis got little support from FERC commissioners testifying before Congress.
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Thanks to Climate Change, Experts Warn of More Super Storms, Call For New Hurricane Category 6

Thanks to Climate Change, Experts Warn of More Super Storms, Call For New Hurricane Category 6
A spate of record-breaking storms has spurred a call for expanding the hurricane scale for better warnings that could save lives.
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How Weakened Fossil Fuel Regulation Hurts Small Towns

How Weakened Fossil Fuel Regulation Hurts Small Towns
A growing pool of scientific evidence indicates that living near oil and gas production can endanger public health.
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