Trump to tap longtime coal lobbyist for EPA’s number-two spot

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President Trump will nominate a prominent coal lobbyist and former Senate aide, Andrew Wheeler, to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator, according to two senior administration officials. Wheeler, a principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, is a lobbyist for coal giant Murray Energy and served as a top More...

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Interior nominee, set for a confirmation vote Monday, accused of conflict of interest

David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for deputy Interior Department secretary, has been described as “an excellent choice” by supporters and “a walking conflict of interest” by opponents. More...

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Scaramucci once said it’s ‘disheartening’ that many dismiss climate change. Then he took a job with Trump.

Before he was an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s new White House communications director, lamented that some people did not accept the consensus among climate More...

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This could be the next big strategy for suing over climate change

Two California coastal counties and one beach-side city touched off a possible new legal front in the climate change battle this week, suing dozens of major oil, coal, and other fossil fuel companies for More...

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Trump just nominated a climate skeptic to USDA’s top science post

President Trump on Wednesday nominated Sam Clovis, a former college professor and talk radio host who has challenged the scientific consensus that human activity has been the primary driver of climate change, More...

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By admin On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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There’s literally a ton of plastic garbage for every person in the world

More than 9 billion tons of plastic has been produced since 1950, and the vast majority of it is still around. A new study that tracked the global manufacture and distribution of plastics since they became More...

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Climate change will force today’s kids to pay for costly carbon removal technologies, study says

The longer humans continue to pour carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the closer we draw to leaving the next generation with an unmanageable climate problem, scientists say. A new study, just out Tuesday More...

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Why Macron might be best bet to bring U.S. back to Paris climate deal

President Trump’s suggestion during his visit with French President Emmanuel Macron that “something could happen with respect to the Paris agreement” awakened hopes that he just might be willing More...

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By admin On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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This Netflix documentary wants to make coral reefs the new poster child for climate change

For years now, the melting ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica have been the poster children for climate change, iconic harbingers of a warming world. A new documentary, “Chasing Coral,” released Friday More...

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By admin On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Two national monuments are no longer up for review, Interior says. That leaves 25.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that two national monuments in Washington and Idaho are no longer being considered for removal or reduction by the Trump administration. In a statement, Zinke announced More...