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Nevada Law Enforcement Already Overreacting To Area 51 Raids' Naruto Runners 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tear gas and pepper spray readied against anime fans outrunning bullets at Area 51.
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House Hearing Highlights New GAO Finding that Trump EPA Interfered in Selection of Science Advisors 16.7.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
House Hearing Highlights New GAO Finding that Trump EPA Interfered in Selection of Science Advisors
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Breaking U.S. immigration laws saved lives in 1975. It gets you arrested today 15.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As the Vietnam War caromed to an end, Sister Marie Therese LeBlanc, a middle-aged American nun serving at Friends of the Children of Vietnam orphanage in Saigon, signed one affidavit after another attesting to sons and daughters she never had. It was April 23, 1975, one week before the city fell...

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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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The Biggest Lie in Trump’s Environmental Speech Today 9.7.2019 Mother Jones
There were so many lies strung together in President Trump’s environmental speech from the White House on Monday, it’s a challenge to fact-check. “I’m glad you finally let people know what we’re doing,” Trump said, taking the podium from his Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, who was one of the string of speakers appearing […]
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Few of Trump’s environmental claims stand up to scrutiny 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump on Monday held himself out as a leader in the fight to protect America’s air and water, despite two years of policies that have weakened environmental regulations.

In a speech at the White House, Trump said his administration was working “harder than many previous administrations,...

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Donald Trump Accused of Greenwashing As He Touts False and Misleading Environmental Accomplishments 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Donald Trump is resorting to greenhouse gaslighting the public to try and cover-up the fact that he is the worst president in history for the environment, climate and public health," said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.
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Trump Is Going to Brag About All He’s Done for the Environment. No. Really. 6.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump plans to go on the offensive against criticism of his industry-friendly rollbacks of environment protections in a speech on Monday, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Trump will tout America’s clean air and […]
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Essential California: The war on smog is stalling after decades of improvement 2.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, July 2, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

Southern California and smog have long been synonymous in the cultural imagination. But for decades the region saw hard-fought improvements in air quality from its lung-choking...

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Vaping in and near public buildings is now banned in Colorado 1.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Coloradans can't use e-cigarettes inside or within 25 feet of commercial and government buildings starting Monday.
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Suncor oil refinery operators hit by Colorado health department for emitting toxic gas 1.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have taken a first step toward penalizing operators of the Suncor oil refinery for polluting metro air with hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas.
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The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem 1.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the lungs of...

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Electric fleets are the future of transportation, this California regulator explains how we get there 27.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Electric fleets are the future of transportation, this California regulator explains how we get there
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We Helped Write the Clean Power Plan, and Trump's Do-Nothing Replacement Is an Outrage | Opinion 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy rule will keep us on a path toward devastating climate and health consequences.
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EPA refuses to give Congress documents on its rejection of NASA flight after Hurricane Harvey 27.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

Congressional Democrats are chiding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for thwarting a House committee’s investigation into the agency’s actions during Hurricane Harvey.

The investigation was spurred by a March 5 Los Angeles Times report revealing that officials from the EPA and Texas Commission...

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EPA Formally Proposes Loophole to Allow More Toxic Air Pollution 26.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA Formally Proposes Loophole to Allow More Toxic Air Pollution
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House Passes EPA Appropriations Bill Boosting Funds to Protect Health, Climate, and the Environment 25.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
House Passes EPA Appropriations Bill Boosting Funds to Protect Health, Climate, and the Environment
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Bitter talks over auto emissions turn personal as California and EPA chiefs feud 21.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Top environmental regulators in Washington and Sacramento sparred Thursday over failed negotiations on contentious vehicle emissions and fuel economy rules — each blaming the other for a standoff that could lead to years of legal battles and dueling auto requirements in parts of the U.S.

The public...

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Trump Administration Finalizes Energy Rule That Could Cause 1,400 Premature Deaths 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Donald Trump's undying loyalty to coal CEOs is literally killing Americans. Today's action provides yet another egregious giveaway to corporate polluters and fossil fuels," said 2020 candidate Jay Inslee.
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