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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to gut Clean Power Plan, increasing pollution and harming health 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to allow massive increases in climate pollution 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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How Trump’s War on Regulation Is Trickle-Down Economics 14.8.2018 American Prospect
trickle-downers.jpg When Trump’s not blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he’s blaming regulations. Last week, he even blamed regulations for the wildfires now ravaging California. They’re “made so much worse,” he  tweeted , “by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount[s] of readily available water to be properly utilized.” I have news for Trump. California’s tough environmental laws are among America’s (and the world’s) last bulwarks against climate change. And it’s climate change—not regulation—that’s wreaking havoc across California as well as much of the rest of the world.   Oh, and Californians are using water very carefully. Yet Trump is pushing in the opposite direction. He’s now proposing to let cars pollute more and to strip California of its right to set higher air-quality rules . It’s not just the environment. Trump is also gutting regulations that protect consumers, workers, investors, students, and children. The Trump regime is now contemplating a ...
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Canada Backtracks on a Carbon Tax 13.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Justin Trudeau’s Liberals try to stop a stampede of capital out of the country.
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Can results-based climate finance prevent adversity? 30.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Estimates show that $5.7 trillion in green investment is needed annually by 2020 in developing nations for climate action.
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How should businesses tackle risks posed by the shift away from plastics? 30.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Solving for plastic doesn't solve for climate change. Here's how to address both.
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4 Reasons Companies from BP America to Unilever are Thanking Rep. Curbelo for Leadership on Climate 27.7.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
4 Reasons Companies from BP America to Unilever are Thanking Rep. Curbelo for Leadership on Climate
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China Reaffirms Paris Commitments Ahead of Global Climate Action Summit 27.7.2018 WRI Stories
China Reaffirms Paris Commitments Ahead of Global Climate Action Summit Comments|Add Comment|PrintExperts at the China US High-Level Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change in San Francisco China will adhere to its commitments under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is on track to exceed key targets early, despite the U.S. administration’s intention to withdraw from the historic climate pact, a senior Chinese climate expert said. Zhou Dadi, a member of China’s National... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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After Nearly a Decade, A Step Toward Bipartisan Engagement in Congress on Climate Change 23.7.2018 WRI Stories
After Nearly a Decade, A Step Toward Bipartisan Engagement in Congress on Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe U.S. Capitol. Photo by Brian Herzog/Flickr Today Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo introduced the Market Choice Act (co-sponsored by Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), which would charge for carbon emissions from fuel combustion and large industrial sources. WRI welcomes the return, after nearly a decade, of positive bipartisan engagement in Congress on the critical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Good Climate Policy News from California 20.7.2018 WRI Stories
Good Climate Policy News from California Comments|Add Comment|PrintTuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California. Photo by Wayne Hsieh/Flickr In my first post on Insights as Director, WRI United States, I’m going to focus on good news from California, where I have been working for the last four years. The news is this: the Golden State’s comprehensive suite of climate policies is working. Newly released state data show that in 2016 — four years ahead of schedule — California met its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The path forward for net-zero emissions climate policy 17.7.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The path forward for net-zero emissions climate policy
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Connecting the Dots: Elements for a Joined-Up Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement 16.7.2018 WRI Stories
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Unilever's Thomas Lingard: What we can learn from James Bond 16.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Agent 007's playbook might be useful when it comes to taking on the global nemesis called climate change.
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Why public opinion on climate change matters to business 10.7.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's not just what you do. It's what you say.
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Natural gas production releases more methane than estimated: Why that matters 10.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A leak rate of more than 3 percent would erase the climate benefits of replacing coal-fired power plants.
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July 9, 2018 9.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman releases Endangered Species Act legislation, Senate passes Farm Bill and legislative updates. Executive Branch EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns, US Fish and Wildlife Service proposes ending red wolf management program and more. Courts Rhode Island sues oil companies for climate change damages, ...
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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Get to know Andrew Wheeler, ex-coal lobbyist with inside track to lead EPA 7.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The agency's next acting chief has drawn praise as a capable administrator. But critics still say the transition from Scott Pruitt is a bit like "going from a train wreck to a house on fire."
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If You Could Say Anything to Scott Pruitt’s Face What Would It Be? This Woman Got Her Chance. 3.7.2018 Mother Jones
Kristin Mink, a sixth-grade teacher at Sidwell Friends School, was eating lunch with her 2-year-old son at a restaurant in Washington, DC, when she noticed Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt sitting three tables away.  “He’s corrupt, he’s a liar, he’s a climate change denier, and as a public servant, he should not be able […]
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Maxine Burkett, Professor of Law, University of Hawaii, climate change law and equity 30.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Maxine Burkett, Professor of Law, University of Hawaii, climate change law, policy, equity, communities.
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