The Trump administration wants to use the coronavirus pandemic to push for more deregulation
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The Trump administration wants to use the coronavirus pandemic to push for more deregulation

President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a wide-ranging rollback of business rules and regulations in an attempt to mitigate the shock of the worst economic collapse in a generation, according to a Washington Post report. Though the specifics have yet to be finalized, two people familiar with the plans told the Post’s Jeff Stein and…

The Trump Administration Is Withholding Almost $1 Billion in Renewable Energy Funding
Renewable Energy

The Trump Administration Is Withholding Almost $1 Billion in Renewable Energy Funding

Photo: GettyThe Trump administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) is holding onto nearly $1 billion of funds allotted for a clean energy program research and development program, congressional Democrats said at a hearing on Wednesday.Standing before the House Science and Space Committee’s oversight panel, the committee’s chairman Democratic Representative Bill Foster of Illinois, said the DOE’s…

Trump administration reportedly planning to reduce protections for birds
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Trump administration reportedly planning to reduce protections for birds

Tim Graham | Getty ImagesThe Trump administration is set to finalize a regulation Thursday that will end penalties against oil, gas and construction businesses that “incidentally” cause the deaths of birds as a result of their work, The New York Times reported.The regulation would reduce protections for birds offered by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act…

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 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…

Trump administration change to environmental law could allow for ignoring climate impact
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Trump administration change to environmental law could allow for ignoring climate impact

A new Trump administration proposal aims to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act, which would make infrastructure and fossil fuel projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline easier to accomplish, the New York Times reports.What’s happening: The proposed revision would allow agencies to ignore “cumulative” consequences of major infrastructure projects — which courts have interpreted as…

Trump administration may allow drilling in Alaskan conservation areas
Conservation

Trump administration may allow drilling in Alaskan conservation areas

Temperatures on the rise in Alaska Anchorage, Alaska — The Trump administration will consider a new management plan and expanded oil drilling for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-size area that former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterized as an “iconic place on our Earth.” The Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday it will take public comment…

Trump administration notifies U.N. of planned Paris climate accord exit
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Trump administration notifies U.N. of planned Paris climate accord exit

US President Donald Trump pauses as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, June 1, 2017.. (photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)  WASHINGTON  – The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw…

Trump Administration Sues California for Daring to Address Climate Change
Climate Change

Trump Administration Sues California for Daring to Address Climate Change

The Trump administration continued its twin, often intertwined wars against California and the climate on Tuesday, suing the state for participating in a program to reduce its carbon pollution.The Department of Justice (DOJ) is arguing that the state’s cap-and-trade program—essentially a market for companies to trade emissions—is unconstitutional because it includes Canadian province Quebec. While…