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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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Alternative energy efforts in Mexico slow as Lopez Obrador prioritizes oil 10.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

With its windy valleys and wide swaths of desert, Mexico has some of the best natural terrain to produce wind and solar energy. And, in recent years, the country has attracted alternative energy investors from across the globe.

But the market has taken a step back under Mexico’s new president,...

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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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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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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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In Miami, the Democratic debate circus begins well before the candidates take the stage 26.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Standing on a sweltering street corner in Miami’s Little Haiti, Jay Inslee practiced distilling his presidential campaign pitch to 60 seconds — the time limit he and fellow Democratic candidates will face for each question in this week’s primary debates.

The Washington governor, speaking to a small...

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VP Mike Pence Refuses To Directly Answer Whether Climate Change is a Threat in Tapper Interview 24.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The timing of the interview came as the Trump administration continues to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations.
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What we can’t fix by defeating Trump in 2020: climate change 23.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The degradation that Donald Trump brings to the presidency is shocking. His mendacity, disrespect for constitutional checks and balances, disregard of governing norms and self-serving entanglements are shameful. (“Trump moves to gut Obama climate policy and bolster the coal industry...

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'Clean electricity' will dominate power supply 21.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Britain is set to obtain more of its power from zero-carbon sources than from fossil fuels.
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EPA: No serious health risk from southwestern Colorado mines 21.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency says contamination from nearly 50 mining sites in southwestern Colorado doesn't pose a serious risk for human health.
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Today: The Storm Over Trump's 5G Plan 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Will the Trump administration’s 5G push interfere with forecasting deadly storms in California and U.S.?


The Storm Over Trump’s 5G Plan

5G networks are the future of wireless communications. But officials with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worry the Trump...

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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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Trump administration rolls back Obama-era rule for coal-fired plants 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
It's replacing the Obama rule with a less ambitious one that gives states more discretion in regulating those power plants.
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Trump moves to weaken Obama climate policy, bolster coal industry 19.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, replacing proposed regulations that cracked down on coal-burning power plants with a weaker alternative.

The administration’s plan would gut the Clean Power Plan, a sweeping climate...

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Trump’s EPA close to gutting Obama rule on coal power plants 19.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Trump administration is close to completing one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution.
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U.S. air quality is slipping after years of improvement 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it's troubling to see air quality progress stagnate.
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Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050.
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“Freedom Gas”: The Trump Administration’s Ridiculous New Plan to Rebrand Fossil Fuels 31.5.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Trump administration has rebranded natural gas with a new, patriotic-sounding name: “freedom gas.” In a Department of Energy press release on Tuesday, Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes talked about exporting US natural gas as “spreading freedom gas throughout the […]
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Trump Admin Wants to Erase Thousands of Deaths Due to Air Pollution: Report 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
This would not be the first time the Trump administration has tried to change the math in an apparent effort to justify its policy proposals.
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In Trump vs. California, the state is winning nearly all its environmental cases 7.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

More than two years into the Trump presidency, California has embraced its role as chief antagonist — already suing the administration more times than Texas took President Obama to court during eight years in office.

It’s having an effect.

California’s lawsuits have targeted the administration’s...

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