San Francisco to Get Environmental Violation for Homelessness, Trump Says
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San Francisco to Get Environmental Violation for Homelessness, Trump Says

Image“They’re in serious violation,” President Trump said of San Francisco while talking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday night, adding, “They have to clean it up. We can’t have our cities going to hell.”CreditCreditJim Wilson/The New York TimesPublished Sept. 18, 2019Updated Sept. 19, 2019, 12:20 a.m. ETWASHINGTON — President Trump said late Wednesday…

Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Auto-Emissions Authority
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Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Auto-Emissions Authority

ImageEmissions testing in El Monte, Calif.CreditCreditPatrick T. Fallon/BloombergSept. 18, 2019Updated 6:15 p.m. ETWASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday posted on Twitter an aggressive defense of his unprecedented move to abolish California’s legal authority to set its own standards on climate-warming automobile emissions. Mr. Trump was in Los Angeles for a fund-raiser when he boasted about…

Woman of Steel
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Woman of Steel

IT’S EARLY ONE APRIL morning in Todi, Italy, and the installation is already underway: the four sculptures in pieces on a flatbed truck in the deserted piazza; the dawn sky lit a dramatic ombré, like a Giorgio de Chirico painting. Within the hour, the town begins to wake: flocks of schoolchildren, men and women oblivious…

Gavin Newsom says he’ll veto Trump-defying California environmental bill
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Gavin Newsom says he’ll veto Trump-defying California environmental bill

By Hannah Wiley and Sophia BollagThe Sacramento Bee Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday declined to pick a fight with the Trump administration, announcing he’d veto a bill that would have preserved Obama-era environmental policies and negated the Republican’s regulations. Newsom announced his opposition to Senate Bill 1 several hours after California lawmakers approved it early…

California lawmakers defy Newsom, block Trump on environment
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California lawmakers defy Newsom, block Trump on environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his first year, tried to avoid being pulled into California’s incessant and perilous fights over water. That didn’t work out.Before adjourning early Saturday morning, California lawmakers passed sweeping legislation, over Newsom’s objections, allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.The…

How Soon Can Oil and Gas Operations Begin In the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
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How Soon Can Oil and Gas Operations Begin In the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

The Arctic National Wildlife RefugePhoto: GettyThe oil and gas industry is one step closer to accessing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Bureau of Land Management released the final environmental impact statement for oil and gas drilling on the refuge’s 1.5 million-acre coastal plain on Thursday.Advocates and environmentalists are disappointed. The Alaskan refuge is one…

Arrests ahead of climate activist drone protest that threatens major Heathrow disruption
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Arrests ahead of climate activist drone protest that threatens major Heathrow disruption

ITV Report 13 September 2019 at 6:48am James Brown, a former Paralympian, is detained by police near Heathrow Airport. Credit: PA A drone protest at Heathrow Airport failed to take off after some of the devices appeared to be prevented from working by what the climate change activists suspect were signal jammers. Environmental protest group…