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It’s Been One Year of Amazing Scott Pruitt Accomplishments, All of Them Horrible 20.2.2018 Mother Jones
It’s been one year since Scott Pruitt took control of the Environmental Protection Agency. In that time, he’s undermined dozens of regulations on air and water pollution, made major cuts to agency staff, and curtailed enforcement of environmental rules. Here’s a look at his disturbing record so far: Greenhouse Gas Limits: Declaring “the war against […]
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The Energy 202: Pruitt says flying first-class is safer. But some airline safety experts aren't so sure. 15.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The rationale is a bit confusing for some.
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Fourteen Environmental Programs Eliminated in Trump's Budget Proposal 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. President Trump released his  proposed federal budget for 2019  on Monday, and in the process pushed for the complete elimination of more than a dozen key environmental programs. These include, but are not limited to, areas of the government focusing on climate change, public lands and energy efficiency. Of course, these fully eliminated programs are just the tip of the iceberg. Trump's proposal also drastically slashes the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies critical to a sustainable future. The impact of proposed budget cuts on the EPA and other agencies, if passed, will be dramatic, but many operations will probably manage to limp on. That may not be so with the 14 programs Trump has proposed eliminating altogether: The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ...
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A Climate Caucus Has Turned Into a Magnet for House Republicans. Wait, What? 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
Matt Gaetz, a freshman congressman from Florida, would like to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. Known for attacking the FBI’s Russia probe and inviting a Holocaust denier to the State of the Union, the House Republican earlier last year introduced a one-sentence bill to terminate the EPA. He’s also heralded Trump’s “strong leadership” for the withdrawal of the US from the […]
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John Kerry: Individual states can lead on climate change 14.2.2018 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged support for legislative efforts in the Washington state to pass a carbon pollution tax to address climate change....
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The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017 13.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017
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Trump budget slashes EPA funding, climate change research 12.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Trump's proposed 2019 budget calls for slashing funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by more than one third, including ending the Climate Change Research and Partnership Programs.
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The Energy 202: Arnold Schwarzenegger knocks Scott Pruitt: 'He should be removed immediately' 12.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
He's one of the only former GOP elected officials to take on Pruitt.
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The Energy 202: Budget deal picks winners and losers in energy industry 9.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
One of the biggest victors: a nuclear power plant in Georgia.
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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Says Global Warming May Help “Humans Flourish” 8.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has suggested that global warming may be beneficial to humans, in his latest departure from mainstream climate science. Pruitt, who has previously erred by denying that carbon dioxide is a key driver […]
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EPA head Pruitt sees good in global warming, but experts don't 8.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity.
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The Energy 202: Pruitt isn't the first to argue global warming may not be 'a bad thing' 8.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Pruitt isn't the first to argue global warming may not be 'a bad thing'
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America Is Closing Its Doors to Refugees Right When the World Is Driving More and More to Flee 8.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The unprecedented brutality of the 2017 hurricane season showed the potential that natural disasters have to destroy livelihoods, displace families, and uproot entire communities. The most recent example, of course, is the situation in Puerto Rico post-Maria. Experts estimate the US territory […]
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Scott Pruitt asks whether global warming 'necessarily is a bad thing' 8.2.2018 Washington Post
The EPA chief has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that rising levels of carbon dioxide from human-fueled activity are warming the planet. His new comments take a different tack in suggesting that "humans have most flourished" during "warming trends."
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AP FACT CHECK: EPA chief sees good in warming, experts don't 8.2.2018 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity....
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There Are Still Opportunities for US-China Climate Cooperation 8.2.2018 WRI Stories
There Are Still Opportunities for US-China Climate Cooperation Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar installation in Shanghai. Flickr/The Climate Group This post originally appeared at China Daily. Despite the growing signs of changing climate in 2017, with massive storms, flooding and wildfires, US President Donald Trump did not mention "climate change" in last week's State of the Union speech. He did not refer to "renewable energy" either, breaking from nearly all recent presidential addresses.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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EPA's Pruitt asks whether global warming 'necessarily is a bad thing' 7.2.2018 Philly.com News
"There are very important questions around the climate issue that folks really don't get to," Pruitt said. "And that's one of the reasons why I've talked about having an honest, open, transparent debate about what do we know, what don't we know, so the American people can be informed and they can make decisions on their own with respect to these issues."
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A Trump-Appointed Coal Lobbyist Is Inching Closer to Drastically Remaking the EPA 7.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Environmental Protection Agency deputy administrator, appeared poised and polished at his Senate confirmation hearing in November. He couched his objections to widely accepted climate science in ambiguous legalese, and kept his cool when, at […]
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More companies prefer green bonds, carbon taxes 7.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Experts from Citi, Microsoft and Bank of America weigh in on the latest corporate efforts to reach dramatic emissions targets.
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CU Boulder joins new University Climate Change Coalition 7.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The University of Colorado is teaming up with 12 other North American research universities with a common goal: tackling climate change.
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