Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, but nearly half of states vowed to uphold it anyway. Here’s what they’re doing.
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Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, but nearly half of states vowed to uphold it anyway. Here’s what they’re doing.

Wind turbines generate electricity at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs, California. Robert Alexander/Getty Images Since taking office, President Trump has initiated a number of rollbacks against Obama-era climate policies, including pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. But states are standing up against him: 24 states and Puerto Rico have joined the…

The Trump Administration Is Withholding Almost $1 Billion in Renewable Energy Funding
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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 takes unprecedented steps to roll back environmental regulations
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Trump takes unprecedented steps to roll back environmental regulations

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President Trump takes unprecedented steps to roll back environmental regulations
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President Trump takes unprecedented steps to roll back environmental regulations

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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 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…

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…

Donald Trump takes veiled swipe at environmental ‘alarmists’ in Davos as Greta Thunberg looks on
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Donald Trump takes veiled swipe at environmental ‘alarmists’ in Davos as Greta Thunberg looks on

President Donald Trump launched a veiled attack on environmental “alarmists” in a speech to business and political leaders in Davos, taking a swipe at the World Economic Forum’s key focus this year.Speaking at the Swiss resort town on Tuesday, Trump invoked those who predicted an “overpopulation crisis” and the end of oil, saying: “These alarmists…