Tag: environmental

Feb 20

‘Sloppy and careless’: courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules

A cascade of courtroom standoffs are beginning to slow, and even reverse, the EPA rollbacks thanks to the administration’s ‘disregard for the law’ In its first year in office, the Trump administration introduced a solitary new environmental rule aimed at protecting the public from pollution. It was aimed not at sooty power plants or emissions-intensive …

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Feb 13

Trump’s infrastructure plan aims to sweep away ‘inefficient’ environmental reviews

Trump’s plan would threaten endangered species or fragile habitats with limits for environmental reviews The Trump administration is attempting to speed up or even sweep away various environmental reviews in its plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure and construct a wall along the border with Mexico. The White House’s infrastructure plan targets what it calls …

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Feb 12

The environmental Christmas hangover

Christmas may seem like a distant memory but the environmental effect of the annual consumer frenzy, over-indulgence and extravagance is lasting damage. And year on year the cost to the planet grows. For the best part of a week in early January the street in which I live in London was littered with mountains of …

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Feb 03

Climate change sceptic Kathleen Hartnett White ditched as Trump environmental adviser

White House to withdraw nomination of controversial figure to chair Council on Environmental Quality The nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, a climate change sceptic, to serve as Donald Trump’s top environmental adviser is to be withdrawn, the White House has confirmed. White was announced in October last year as Trump’s choice to chair the Council …

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Jan 21

Don’t Let Anyone Fool You: There ARE Environmental Conservatives

This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Todd Tanner has a pretty sweet offer for his fellow Montanans: a new shotgun in exchange for science-based evidence that he’s wrong about climate change. The conservationist uses the challenge in an attempt to raise awareness about our warming planet. …

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Jan 04

The 10 Most Noteworthy Environmental Stories of 2017

Though Trump made it a rough year for the environment, we enter 2018 with the ability to make positive change. As we look back on the most noteworthy environmental stories of 2017, one cannot help but start with the extreme weather that has caused so much destruction to so many around the globe. And with that, the …

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Dec 23

Scientists and environmental experts are leaving the EPA by the hundreds

It should be no surprise that as Scott Pruitt turns the EPA into his own private fortress, drops scientists from the science advisory panels, and continues to scrub climate change data, that a lot of good people simply no longer want to be part of his evil parody of an environmental agency. More than 700 people …

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Dec 20

Industrial Polluters Have a Chilling New Weapon Against Environmental Activists

By using federal racketeering laws in an attempt to silence activist groups, corporations are setting a dangerous precedent. In this insane post-truth world of ours, it's become increasingly hard to separate fact from fiction. As a result, we’ve got presidents who comfortably refute scientific thought, and legitimate media sources categorized as “fake news.” The problem …

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Dec 13

Patagonia Joins Native Tribes and Environmental Groups to Sue the Trump Administration Over Utah Land

Click here for reuse options! Trump's massive land grab is the largest elimination of protected land in U.S. history. The outdoor retailer Patagonia announced this week that it intends to join forces with a coalition of Native American tribes and environmental groups and file a lawsuit against the Trump administration. Like the environmental groups and tribes, Patagonia …

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Nov 21

Environmental groups sue over Trump’s lifting of elephant and lion trophy-hunting ban

The Trump administration is being sued by two environmental groups over the hastily made, stupid decision to allow hunters to import the heads and body parts of lions and elephants from Zimbabwe. Trump put the decision on hold after a great deal of backlash, including this from the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Relations …

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