Environmental News

EU will protect fishing communities in post-Brexit talks

The EU will tell the UK that it must maintain higher labour and environmental standards than some of its own member states and that it will put the socioeconomic interests of its fishing communities at the centre of its post-Brexit negotiating strategy, diplomats have heard. Diplomats briefed by the European commission on Tuesday were informed…

EPA accuses New York Times of ‘extreme bias’ in ‘hit piece’ on Trump officials

The Environmental Protection Agency unloaded Tuesday on the New York Times, accusing the newspaper of “extreme bias” for running “an interactive hit list” spotlighting Trump administration officials with past ties to the fossil-fuel and agriculture industries. “Today, The New York Times continued its march to irrelevance through extreme bias, launching an interactive hit list on…

Environmentalists want Pickering nuclear plant shut but Ford’s cabinet has quietly approved keeping it open beyond 2024 | The Star

By Robert BenzieQueen’s Park Bureau ChiefMon., Jan. 13, 2020timer4 min. readPremier Doug Ford is extending the life of the Pickering nuclear station beyond its planned 2024 closure, the Star has learned.The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) facility — in the news after provincial emergency officials accidentally sent out a false alarm during a test of the…

German Greens cringe at Austrian peers’ coalition deal with Kurz

FILE PHOTO: Austria’s designated Chancellor and head of the People’s Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz looks on at the presidential office during the swearing-in ceremony of the new government in Vienna, Austria January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard FoegerBERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s environmentalist Greens have baulked at concessions their Austrian peers have made on immigration policy to clinch…

Critics warn Trump’s latest environmental rollback could hit minorities, poor hardest | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS troops knew about attack on al-Asad airbase, were able to take shelter: report Democrats expand ground game to woo Latinos in Nevada Trump tweets message of support to Iranian protesters: ‘Your courage is inspiring’ MORE’s proposed overhaul of a bedrock environmental law aims to streamline project reviews, but those changes are…