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STATEMENT: WRI Responds to the Selection of Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA 8.12.2016 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: WRI Responds to the Selection of Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA WASHINGTON D.C. (December 7, 2016)— According to numerous media reports, President-elect Trump will appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt has been an outspoken critic of rules that protect water and air and has led efforts to prevent EPA from reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. Following is a statement by Sam Adams, Director, WRI... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Scott Pruitt Is a “Deeply Troubling” Choice for EPA Administrator – EDF 7.12.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Scott Pruitt Is a “Deeply Troubling” Choice for EPA Administrator – EDF
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Zakaria: How Obama changed America 7.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
In May 2010, Time magazine tells us, Barack Obama invited a group of America's most distinguished presidential historians to dinner at the White House. He was searching for ideas, examples and "lessons from his predecessors."
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With Eye to Trump, Obama Outlines How Best to Wage America's Endless War 7.12.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Lauren McCauley, staff writer

"It's past time for Congress to repeal this blank check for endless war and live up to our obligation to debate matters of war and peace." —Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

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L.A. Supervisor Kuehl appointed to air quality board, ending GOP control of smog rules 7.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed liberal Democrat Sheila Kuehl to replace conservative Republican Michael D. Antonovich on Southern California’s air quality board Tuesday, ending GOP control over the panel and potentially shifting it back toward stricter regulation of polluters.

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Trump's tough tweet goal: Rattle Boeing 6.12.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
It didn't take too long for President-elect Donald Trump to send a strong message to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. As reported in today's column , the Chicago-based aerospace and defense giant is waiting to see how the incoming Trump administration will affect its business. Such concern ...
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Agencies were urged to address Paramount metal emissions years before air toxics scare 4.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The recent discovery of high levels of a cancer-causing pollutant in Paramount has alarmed residents and led authorities to crack down on dangerous emissions from two metal-processing plants.

But the interventions last week by air regulators and health officials followed years of slow and sporadic...

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To Fight Air Pollution, Four Cities Announce Ban on Diesel Cars By 2025 3.12.2016 Environmental News Network
Four of the world’s largest cities announced Friday that they will ban diesel cars by 2025 in an effort to cut air pollution. Leaders from Paris, Madrid, Athens, and Mexico City made the declaration at the C40 Mayors Summit, a biennial meeting of civic leaders concerned about climate change. 
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GM is ready to lose $9,000 a pop on Chevy Bolt as it chases electric-car boom 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

That makes perfect business sense under the tough clean-air rules mandated by California and nine other states that make up close to 30 percent of the U.S. auto market.
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Norwegian Air International gets final approval for flights to U.S., despite opposition 3.12.2016 LA Times: Business

Despite opposition from American carriers, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final permit Friday to allow Norwegian Air International to fly in and out of the U.S. from a base in Ireland.

Opponents, including major U.S. carriers and airline labor groups, say Norwegian Air International is...

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Obama stays busy on environmental front in final weeks 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing fears of a Donald Trump presidency, environmental groups are urging President Barack Obama to stay busy in his final weeks. He is listening. With his days in office numbered, Obama has pushed ahead with several executive actions aimed at protecting the nation’s land, air and water, even as he acknowledges his […]
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Environmentalists gird for battle with a Trump administration 30.11.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to rescind some environmental regulations. Environmentalists are planning ways to keep a new administration from rolling back eco-rules.
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Trump Vets Polluter Lobbyist to Run EPA 29.11.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As President-Elect Trump fills out his cabinet, he has an opportunity to continue the long, bipartisan tradition of appointing qualified leaders to the Environmental Protection Agency who will protect and defend the public health of all Americans. The outlook took a turn for the worse, however, when Trump met with Kathleen Hartnett White on Monday, Nov. 28. Like Myron Ebell , who is leading Trump's EPA transition team, White is a polluter-funded operative who has harshly attacked the agency. In a phone interview with Politico following her meeting with Trump, White said she'd be "honored" to serve as his EPA administrator, but she did not indicate whether or not Trump would pick her. America needs an EPA administrator who is guided by science, respects our environmental laws, and values protecting public health ahead of the lobbying agenda of special interests. White, a registered lobbyist in Texas - where she works on behalf of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, an advocacy group funded in large part ...
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The pot train could still go off the tracks, and here's how 28.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
AP-US-Dismantling-Marijuana-Reality-Check,907 The pot train could still go off the tracks, and here’s how AP Photo NY114 Eds: Links photo. With BC-US--Dismantling Marijuana-Reality Check-Glance. With AP Photos. By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press DENVER • Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot. The government still has many mean...
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Leon Billings, Tom Jorling and the Origins of U.S. Environmental Law 28.11.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I learned the sad news last week that Leon Billings, one of the co-authors of several environmental statutes in the 1970s, had passed away. Leon was a creative and dedicated public servant who will be missed by all who knew him. A few years ago he and Tom Jorling, another former Senate staffer (as well as professor, corporate leader, EPA manager and New York State environmental leader) approached us with an offer to teach a course to Columbia students about the origins of U.S. environmental law. When I first worked at EPA in 1977, Jorling was our boss, and I remember thinking that anything he was associated with had to be high quality. I also knew that Tom had been a long time professor at Williams College, a liberal arts school that valued teaching and nurtured students. I looked forward to a terrific course, and I wasn't disappointed. Leon Billings and Tom Jorling were inspiring teachers. Our staff worked with Leon and Tom to prepare for the course, which included digitizing hand written and typed ...
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Climate Change This Week: Trumped By Climate, Record Solar Surge, and More! 24.11.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
OO Air Pollution: The Next Generation Carries The Burden Of Our Inaction - adults who grew up in less polluted days can cope with pollution. But when a child's lungs are damaged, they are damaged for life. OO Air Pollution Emerges As A Top Killer Globally says new research, a powerful if silent killer, causing 6.5 million worldwide deaths as well as being the major cause of climate change. * * FIXING CLIMATE CHANGE @@ A Simple And Smart Way To Fix Climate Change given by Dan Miller in 2014 at a Ted talk suggests a way to profit as we tackle climate change, by finally charging those who sell and use fossil fuels - and distributing the revenues back to all of us. The strategy is sure to speed transition to clean renewable energy. What's not to like? Check it out! * TRUMP TRUMPED BY CLIMATE CHANGE Ggg donald trump family children grandchildren, Source heavy.com, ccr 356 Donald Trump's Children Likely Face Climate Apocalypse in their lifetimes; the likely crash of civilization that follows will crash ...
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Future PM2.5 air pollution over China 23.11.2016 Environmental News Network
With rapid industrialization and urbanization over the past decades, China has experienced widespread air pollution induced by fine particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 µm or less (PM2.5). To protect human health and meet the newly implemented annual PM2.5 target (less than 35 µg m-3), great efforts are needed to reduce emissions effectively. It is, therefore, essential to understand how future PM2.5 concentrations are affected by changes in anthropogenic emissions. 
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Billions ride on Trump policy in Iran 23.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A few days after Donald Trump’s shock election victory, U.S. aviation salesman Adam Meyer took the kind of call he knew was coming — a small Iranian airline wanted to know if its plan to repair a fleet of aging American jets would still be possible. “We have to wait and see,” Meyer, Middle East and Africa managing director for Minnesota-based Brite Air Parts Inc., recalled telling the concerned executive. “Trump can definitely make it difficult for us as an American company, but I’m trying to st...
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Lax laws, flawed recall blamed for Malaysian air bag deaths 23.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nida Fatin Mat Asis was slumped lifeless in her car seat, bleeding profusely from her nose and mouth, after her Honda hit a lamp post and skidded into a ditch. Her husband was slightly injured, and their baby wasn’t hurt at all. Her husband, like Nida a doctor, had no […]
Juvenile activists sue government over climate-change policy 23.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, are heading back to court in Seattle Tuesday afternoon to ask a state judge to step in and order the state Department of Ecology to do a better job of curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
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