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Backing himself against the Wall, Trump seeks out a new fight 15.2.2019 LA Times: Nation

With his decision to declare a national emergency on the border and seek to build a border wall by executive fiat, President Trump has guaranteed more high-profile battles and likely more defeats.

What he hasn’t gotten is more fence.

That’s a consistent pattern — Trump opts for fights over actual...

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Trump doesn’t let environmental laws stand in the way of border barrier construction 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Over the last week, Marianna Trevino Wright has watched work crews drive through her butterfly sanctuary in the Rio Grande Valley to a nearby site where brush is being cleared for a planned six-mile stretch of border wall.

Wright fears they will next start building an 18-foot-tall steel and concrete...

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Development must be people, nature-centric: Venkaiah Naidu 10.2.2019 Sify Finance
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said development and welfare must go hand-in-hand, adding that any development which takes place should be centered around people
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Development and welfare must go hand-in-hand: Vice President 9.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that development and welfare must go hand-in-hand and emphasized that environmental sustainability and development are not mutually exclusive.
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We Need To Drastically Change Our Diets 8.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
I had the honor of serving in the White House as the chef for the Obama family and the head of the administration’s food policy work.
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Plastic straws upon request and less Styrofoam: Colorado lawmakers to debate new, environmentally friendly food containers 8.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Two bills that are expected to have their first legislative hearings by the end of the month would prohibit restaurants across the state from providing plastic straws without a customer's explicit request and provide local governments with more authority to set standards on food containers.
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Trump seems to soften his threat to halt emergency funding for California fire victims 7.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A month after tweeting that he might order FEMA to cut federal disaster funding to California fire victims, President Trump declined to renew that threat and indicated that talks with state officials were going well.

Speaking to The Times and several regional newspapers in the Oval Office, Trump...

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California construction workers, builders are near deal that could mean a flood of new building 29.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California developers and construction workers have long been fighting over wages for carpenters, plumbers, electricians and others who build homes. Now, statewide business and labor groups are working on a deal that both sides hope could lead to a flood of new building.

The negotiations, which...

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How a Victorian-era meat shortage created our contemporary food crisis 22.1.2019 Scroll.in
Technologically driven overproduction and consumption of livestock has become a concern for the health of humans and the planet. How did it all begin?
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Chile's Pinera seeks jail time for environmental damages, infractions 22.1.2019 Reuters: World News
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced on Monday a bill to set stiffer fines and jail time for serious violations of the country's environmental laws, marking a shift toward increasing environmental scrutiny in the world's top copper producer.
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Plastics, consumer goods makers in $1.5 billion pledge to rein in waste 16.1.2019 Reuters: Top News
Global companies including BASF, DowDuPont, Procter & Gamble and SABIC have formed an alliance to fight plastic waste, pledging to spend $1.5 billion over the next five years.
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On path to Senate confirmation, Trump's EPA pick has tried to avoid Scott Pruitt's missteps 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Andrew Wheeler, President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, has two things going for him when he appears before senators Wednesday at his confirmation hearing.

First, he’s not Scott Pruitt, who was forced to resign last year under a cloud of ethics investigations.

Second,...

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Advocacy groups file petition to unseal nearly 30-year-old grand jury records on Rocky Flats 11.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Community groups have filed a petition asking the federal government to unseal Cold War-era grand jury documents against a former nuclear weapons plant, now the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and Superfund site.
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We need to abandon the ‘colonial mindset’ and encourage talent, skills and craftsmanship inherently present in every Indian: Vice President 5.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the students and young people should imbibe ethical values and always remain committed to high morals. They have to strive to preserve culture and protect nature to ensure a better future for the country, he added.
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Experts stress stricter implementation of laws to combat pollution 24.12.2018 Sify Finance
Expressing alarm over air pollution in the national capital, experts and stakeholders on Sunday stressed stricter enforcement of environmental laws, stronger legal and institutional frameworks and technological capacity of pollution control boards to tackle grave challenges to public health.
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Sterlite to approach TN govt for consent to operate Tuticorin plant 17.12.2018 Financial Chronicle
New Delhi Encouraged by the NGT order allowing reopening of its Tuticorin plant, Sterilte Copper CEO P Ramnath Sunday said the company will now approach the Tamil Nadu government for consent to resume operations at the unit. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday set aside the Tamil Nadu government order for closure of the copper unit at Tuticorin, which was at the centre of massive protests over alleged pollution, saying it was "non sustainable" and "unjustified". In May, Vedanta's Sterilte Copper had to close the smelter plant following the state government order. The company had challenged the order in the NGT. On his next move after the NGT order, Ramnath said, "We will approach the Tamil Nadu government based on this order next week. We will approach for consent to operate, and immediately, we will ask them for access to the plant because the order also mentions the district collector should give access to the plant." "Our aim is to make the plant operational as soon as possible," he told ...
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Quoting 'The Lorax,' court pulls permit for pipeline crossing Appalachian Trail 15.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The federal judges noted "the Forest Service's serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company's deadlines."
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Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Atlantic oil testing 12.12.2018 Reuters: World News
Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.
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U.S. top court snubs environmental challenge to Trump's border wall 3.12.2018 Reuters: World News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge by three conservation groups to the authority of President Donald Trump's administration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a victory for Trump who has made the wall a centerpiece of his hardline immigration ...
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State officials issue permit for Minntac tailings basin 1.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State officials plan to issue a water quality permit Saturday to U.S. Steel for a massive mining waste pit on the Iron Range.
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