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Talks between Trump administration and California over fuel-economy standards break down 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Already-faltering negotiations between the Trump administration and California aimed at resolving a dispute over fuel-economy standards have broken down completely, according to a top Democratic lawmaker.

Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), the senior Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee,...

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Environmental group seeks EPA documents on Minnesota mine 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota environmental group filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, seeking to force it to make public the concerns its specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state.
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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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The VW scandal leads to a path to healthier cities 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It was the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. How can it have the most impact?
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EDF Joins Broad Chorus Urging EPA to Stop Attack on Climate Pollution Standards for New Power Plants 14.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Joins Broad Chorus Urging EPA to Stop Attack on Climate Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
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An agency hid Tesla crash data for nearly two years. Is that any way to build trust in driverless cars? 14.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It was an extraordinary vote of confidence for autonomous driving by the nation’s top vehicle safety agency. Two years ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced crash rates for Tesla cars dropped by almost 40% after installation of a self-drive technology called Autosteer.

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Why the Green New Deal Needs to Include Fair Prices for Farmers 13.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The GND twin resolutions, introduced February 7, 2019, call for all Americans to have access to healthy food, clean water and clean air. The GND also proposes to provide “economic security,” jobs and good wages to all who want to participate in the new green economy.

For consumers, healthy food (and clean water and clean air, for that matter) mean transitioning away from an industrial agriculture model that poisons our food and pollutes our environment.

For farmers, any promise of “economic security” must include the return to an economic agriculture model based on providing farmers a fair price for the products they produce—or as the agriculture industry calls it, “parity pricing.” Only then, will the GND fulfill its promise to clean up our food system, clean up our environment and provide a “fair and just transition for all communities and workers.”

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EDF, Allies Urge D.C. Circuit to Close EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution 8.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Urge D.C. Circuit to Close EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution
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Americans Can Now Comment on Trump Administration Assault on Mercury Protections 7.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Americans Can Now Comment on Trump Administration Assault on Mercury Protections
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Public Health at Stake as Wheeler Nomination Heads to Full Senate 5.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Public Health at Stake as Wheeler Nomination Heads to Full Senate
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No time to waste: What lies ahead in New Mexico on methane policy? 4.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
No time to waste: What lies ahead in New Mexico on methane policy?
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Will Trump Dare Provoke Air Traffic Controllers Again? 3.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
From air traffic controllers to teachers, public workers with the informal power not to work are becoming a new force in American politics.
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Colorado car dealers sue regulators to repeal tougher vehicle fuel efficiency standards 30.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Tougher vehicle fuel standards approved in late 2018 by Colorado state regulators were unlawful and should be set aside, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association says in a lawsuit filed Jan. 28.
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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard 19.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
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'As World Teeters on Brink of Climate Catastrophe,' 600+ Groups Demand Congress Back Visionary Green New Deal 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

On behalf of their millions of members and supporters, 626 environmental organizations on Thursday demanded that U.S. policymakers "pursue visionary and affirmative legislative action" such as a Green New Deal to combat the "urgent threat" of the global climate crisis.

"As the world teeters on the brink of climate catastrophe, we're calling on Congress to take large-scale action," said Bill Snape of the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which signed the letter (pdf) to lawmakers. "Americans want a livable future for their children, and that requires keeping fossil fuels in the ground while greening the economy on a wartime footing."

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Bipartisan Congressional Bill Would Help Keep Our Children Safe from Mercury 18.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Bipartisan Congressional Bill Would Help Keep Our Children Safe from Mercury
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Doctor: Climate policy will help 'keep my patients out of the hospital' 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Lawmakers will hear Thursday how climate change exacerbates health problems -- from asthma to Lyme disease.
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How oil & gas states did (and did not) protect land and water in 2018 10.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How oil & gas states did (and did not) protect land and water in 2018
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How is the shutdown affecting America? Let us count the ways 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From TSA agents and Coast Guard personnel, to climate researchers and artists, the lives and work of many Americans are being complicated by the ongoing partial government shutdown.
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EDF Opposes the Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Lead EPA 9.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Opposes the Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Lead EPA
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