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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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3 wolves moved to Isle Royale, helping rebuild population 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Officials say four gray wolves from Michigan's Upper Peninsula were transported for resettlement in Isle Royale National Park to help restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, though one of them died shortly after arriving.
California sues Trump over revoking state's authority to set car emissions standards 20.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's unique authority to set its own tailpipe emissions standards has made the state an environmental leader and irked the Trump administration.

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'Fridays for Future' | Global call to action on climate change 20.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News
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No, Bergeson & Campbell, the public’s right to know about new chemicals is not a distraction or waste of resources 20.9.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Earlier this month, EDF and other NGOs filed a notice of intent (NOI) to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act and its own regulations that deny the public timely access to information on chemicals companies seek to bring onto the market. […]
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“We have failed you”: CSU’s new president announces plan to address racism on campus in wake of blackface controversy 20.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The uproar on the Fort Collins campus began nearly two weeks ago after a photograph of four CSU students in blackface started making the rounds on social media. Some students were outraged that CSU administrators declined to punish the involved students, saying they were protected by the First Amendment.
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Trump administration wants to vet worries about drilling near national parks from regional offices 19.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has told park superintendents around the country they must notify Washington supervisors before issuing comments to other parts of the federal government when they are worried about drilling and other proposed developments near national parks.
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Editorial: Gavin Newsom just decided to carry Trump's water by vetoing an endangered species bill 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom is carrying President Trump's water by rejecting a bill to protect salmon and other endangered species.

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The battle over fish farming in the open ocean heats up, as EPA permit looms 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.
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Trump's border wall reportedly threatens 22 archaeological sites in Arizona 19.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

An internal report obtained by the Washington Post found that several archaeological sites at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument "likely will be wholly or partially destroyed by forthcoming border fence construction."

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As U.S. Government Retreats on Reducing Climate-warming Methane, 4 States Step Up 18.9.2019 WRI Stories
As U.S. Government Retreats on Reducing Climate-warming Methane, 4 States Step Up Comments|Add Comment|PrintNatural gas is made of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Photo by Max Pixel In its latest retreat from federal action on climate change, the Trump administration announced plans to weaken regulations on methane emissions from oil and gas production. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed amendments would “rescind emissions limits for methane from the production and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Trump administration set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy 18.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.
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Trump plans to revoke key California environmental power after getting spurned over auto deal 18.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Trump's Environmental Protection Agency plans to revoke a waiver that has empowered California to set tougher car pollution standards than those required by the federal government — putting the state and the EPA on the path to years of fighting in the courts

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EPA’s latest move to deflect criticism of its TSCA risk evaluations: Muzzle its science advisors 17.9.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Readers of this blog know that Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has voiced strong opposition to a number of decisions made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that aim to limit the risks it finds when evaluating the safety of chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These […]
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Trump’s ACE Rule May Especially Harm Vulnerable Communities 17.9.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-authored by EDF intern Laura Supple) The Trump administration’s latest attack on clean air protections may cause the greatest harm to the most vulnerable communities – according to EPA’s own projections. In June, the Trump administration repealed the Clean Power Plan – America’s first and only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from […]
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Opinion: The science behind how Trump turns our unfounded fears into a potent political weapon 16.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump preys upon a cognitive bug in our brains that scientists are just starting to understand — the psychology of overestimating perceived threat.

Newsom plans to veto bill that would have blocked Trump's rollback of endangered species protections 15.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom plans to veto bill that would have imposed strict endangered species protections

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California lawmakers vote to block Trump's environmental rollbacks, defying Newsom 14.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1, defying Gov. Newsom and pushing the state to adopt federal environmental and labor rules in place before Trump took office. Will Newsom sign it?

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Upholds Strengthened Cross-State Air Pollution Rule 13.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Upholds Strengthened Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
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EDF comments flag serious flaws in EPA’s draft risk evaluation for 1-Bromopropane 13.9.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
This week, EPA held its Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) meeting to peer review its draft risk assessment on 1-bromopropane – one of the first 10 chemicals being evaluated under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EDF provided both oral comments and written comments to the SACC, raising the following issues: EPA inappropriately […]
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