The Trump Administration Just Gutted Clean Water Protections
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted Clean Water Protections

Photo: APThe Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers just removed federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small waterways and many of the nation’s wetlands. Later today, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce the change at a conference of the National Association of Home Builders, an industry group that pushed…

Trump introduces new rule replacing Obama-era policy protecting waterways | TheHill
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Trump introduces new rule replacing Obama-era policy protecting waterways | TheHill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a major rollback to protections for streams and other smaller bodies of water on Thursday, saying it would institute a new rule advocated by farmers and other industry groups.The new rule would replace the already-repealed Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), crafted under President Obama, which expanded the…

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Takes Jab at Greta Thunberg at Davos
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Takes Jab at Greta Thunberg at Davos

Climate|Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Takes Jab at Greta Thunberg at DavosAt a Swiss economic forum, Mr. Mnuchin dismissed criticisms by Ms. Thunberg, the teenage environmental activist.The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.Credit…Manuel Lopez/ World Economic ForumJan. 23, 2020Updated 8:10 a.m. ETTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed criticisms…

Trump administration set to remove pollution control protections for waterways
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Trump administration set to remove pollution control protections for waterways

This site uses cookies to enhance your reading experience. By using this site, you consent to our use of cookies.OkayStoriesA red-winged blackbird and a great egret at Madrona Marsh Wetlands in Torrance, California. Photo: Citizen of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesThe Trump administration is set to unveil Thursday the final rules that…

Davos 2020: Greta Thunberg meets Prince Charles for first time
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Davos 2020: Greta Thunberg meets Prince Charles for first time

The Prince of Wales and Greta Thunberg have made each other’s acquaintance for the first time at Davos 2020. On Wednesday 22 January, Prince Charles delivered a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to launch the Sustainable Market Council. Following his speech, the royal was introduced to environmental campaigner Thunberg, marking the…