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The Energy 202: Wilbur Ross declined to endorse his own department's climate science findings 16.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Commerce Secretary did not defend the work of NOAA's climate scientists.
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The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week 4.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week
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Hydropower projects in the Balkans threaten Europe's last wild rivers 29.4.2018 Hindu: News
Hydropower projects in the Balkans are particularly damaging because water is diverted through pipelines, leaving empty channels where rivers used to be, and causing loss of fauna and erosion.
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Coal to solar 27.4.2018 BBC: Business
One Chinese firm has transformed a mining disaster area into the world's biggest floating solar farm.
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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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Canary in the Coal Pond 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback that would lessen the consequences and weaken requirements for polluting power plants. Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County, North Carolina, January 23, 2008. (Photo: Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer / MCT via Getty Images) In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected "statistically significant" amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under an Obama-era environmental rule regulating coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal. Mixed with water and ...
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real
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Sickened Coal Ash Cleanup Workers Seek Justice From Tennessee Valley Authority Contractor 17.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
At the same time the Trump administration is seeking to  roll back regulations  designed to protect people and the environment from toxic coal ash, hundreds of workers who cleaned up the nation's largest-ever coal ash spill and claim it sickened them are still waiting for their day in court. A team of attorneys  has filed lawsuits  in federal court on behalf of 53 dead and sick workers against Jacobs Engineering, a Fortune 500 government contractor hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to clean up following the spill of over a billion gallons of coal ash from a holding pond at the federally-owned corporation's Kingston power plant in eastern Tennessee on Dec. 22, 2008. The spill inundated a nearby residential community and contaminated the Emory and Clinch rivers with coal ash, which is laden with  heavy metals ,  radioactive elements , and  other health-damaging contaminants . The disaster also spurred the federal regulations now targeted for rollback. After the USA Today Network-Tennessee ...
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Senate confirms a former coal lobbyist as Scott Pruitt’s second-in-command at EPA 13.4.2018 Washington Post
Andrew Wheeler would take over if the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled director leaves.
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's troubles have no easy remedy 9.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's troubles have no easy remedy
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The Energy 202: Trump administration again targets California's environmental rules 3.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump administration again targets California's environmental rules
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's climate message is now official EPA guidance 29.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
EPA staffers were instructed to underscore the uncertainties about how human activity contributes to climate change.
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The Energy 202: Meet the government insiders quietly shaping Trump's energy and environment agenda 27.3.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Meet the government insiders quietly shaping Trump's energy and environment agenda
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The Energy 202: Energy and environment programs escape Trump's ax in spending deal 22.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
For Democrats who sought preserve energy and environmental programs held over from the Obama administration, the spending package represents a victory.
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Former coal lobbyist on tap for no. 2 spot at EPA 17.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies, including Xcel Energy. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration must decide whether to back the biggest nuclear fusion project ever 7.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The project has rare bipartisan House support.
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The Energy 202: EPA restores funding to Chesapeake Bay newspaper that reported on the agency 2.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
“It’s been a big distraction,” the editor of the Bay Journal said.
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Colorado won’t join 18 states opposing Trump EPA push to kill Clean Power Plan to fight climate change 2.3.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado won't join 18 states whose leaders this week took a legal stand against the Environmental Protection Agency's snuffing of the nation’s Clean Power Plan to fight climate change.
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Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas 20.2.2018 BBC: Technology
A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.
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The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017 13.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017
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