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Category: Environmental News

05/23 5:08 pm

Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro on Thursday declared he will refuse contributions to his White House bid by oil, gas and coal industry executives.“Since day one, my campaign refused contributions from PACs, corporations, and lobbyists… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/23 5:08 pm

DEMS SAY WHEELER GAVE ‘DUBIOUS DEFENSE’ OF ROLLBACK: Democrats are asking Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Andrew Wheeler to turn over documents tied to the agency’s proposal to roll back emissions standards for vehicles, suggesting he… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/23 4:38 pm

An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to demand that the federal government recognize several species native to the U.S. as endangered.The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) said in a press release Thursday… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/23 1:58 pm

Democrats are asking Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Andrew Wheeler to turn over documents tied to the agency’s proposal to roll back emissions standards for vehicles, suggesting he made misleading statements on the topic.House Energy and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/23 1:17 pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is predicting up to 15 major storms this hurricane season, which is roughly a normal number.The agency’s Climate Prediction Center released its forecast Thursday predicting between nine and 15 “… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/23 1:17 pm

Three Senate Democrats are calling on NBC News to have its first presidential debate focus exclusively on climate change.Sens. Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) and Martin Heinrich (N.M.) said in a letter to NBC’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/23 11:59 am

John Delaney is adding his name to a growing list of Democratic presidential hopefuls rolling out climate action plans, with a $4 trillion proposal announced on Thursday.The former Maryland congressman’s plan focuses on six key areas to tackle… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/23 10:18 am

Plastic straws, stirrers and q-tips will be banned in the England starting in April of 2020, the government confirmed Wednesday.Environment officials estimated that 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/22 8:49 pm

A split Texas appeals court on Wednesday upheld a state environmental regulator’s approval of an industrial waste disposal facility despite concerns raised late in the process by Texas energy regulators about the project’s impact on nearby oil and gas deposits. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

05/22 7:48 pm

A rhinoceros that belongs to a critically endangered species has given birth at a zoo in Chicago after a 15-month-long pregnancy.The Lincoln Park Zoo announced over the weekend that 13-year-old Kapuki, a black rhinoceros at the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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