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'He Is Lying. People Are Dying': Calls for Texas Governor to Resign as He Blames Power Outages on Wind and Solar

'He Is Lying. People Are Dying': Calls for Texas Governor to Resign as He Blames Power Outages on Wind and Solar
"Five million Texans are without power tonight and temperatures are below freezing. People will most certainly die tonight because of it. But Gov. Abbott had time to go on Sean Hannity to blame the Green New Deal."
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‘We Need to Be Bold,’ Biden Says, Taking the First Steps in a Major Shift in Climate Policy

‘We Need to Be Bold,’ Biden Says, Taking the First Steps in a Major Shift in Climate Policy
Environmental justice, scientific integrity, climate’s threat to national security and weaning off fossil fuels. It’s a big agenda and an emphatic rejection of the last four years.
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Biden Cancels Keystone XL, Halts Drilling in Arctic Refuge on Day One

Biden Cancels Keystone XL, Halts Drilling in Arctic Refuge on Day One
The president’s executive actions will have real world effects, but market forces have stolen some of their thunder.
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Billion-Dollar Disasters: The Costs, in Lives and Dollars, Have Never Been So High

Billion-Dollar Disasters: The Costs, in Lives and Dollars, Have Never Been So High
Fueled by climate change, extreme weather set records this year, causing close to $50 billion and the loss of at least 188 lives by early October.
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Stimulus Bill Full of Climate Provisions, Including a Phasedown of Chemical Super-Pollutants

Stimulus Bill Full of Climate Provisions, Including a Phasedown of Chemical Super-Pollutants
Lawmakers call it the most significant climate victory to pass Congress in a decade. It includes aid and tax credits for wind and solar, and requires phasedown of HFCs.
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Trump EPA Issues Last-Minute Rule to Make Action on Climate and Pollution Harder for Biden

Trump EPA Issues Last-Minute Rule to Make Action on Climate and Pollution Harder for Biden
"This is an egregious 11th-hour attempt to handcuff the incoming administration and undercut the benefits of clean air—in the worst days of a global health crisis."
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In 'Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate,' Court Rejects Trump Approval of Offshore Drilling Project in Arctic

In 'Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate,' Court Rejects Trump Approval of Offshore Drilling Project in Arctic
While welcoming the win, activists vowed to continue fighting against destructive oil and gas extraction in the region.
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Not Waiting for Public Comment, Trump Administration Schedules Lease Sale for Arctic Wildlife Refuge

 Not Waiting for Public Comment, Trump Administration Schedules Lease Sale for Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Environmental groups blasted the move and warned that petroleum companies bidding on leases will face legal battles “fraught with high costs and reputational risks.”
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Biden’s Appointment of John Kerry as Climate Envoy Sends a ‘Signal to the World,’ Advocates Say

Biden’s Appointment of John Kerry as Climate Envoy Sends a ‘Signal to the World,’ Advocates Say
The former senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate helped forge the Paris climate accord and now is expected to usher the U.S. back into the pact.
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Trump Rolled Back 100+ Environmental Rules. Biden May Focus on Undoing Five of the Biggest Ones

 Trump Rolled Back 100+ Environmental Rules. Biden May Focus on Undoing Five of the Biggest Ones
Together, the five regulations, if not reversed, would release an additional 1.8 billion to 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by 2035.
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