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Category: Environmental News

01/23 4:06 pm

Democrats and environmental groups on Thursday admonished the Trump administration for issuing a rule they say sets protections for waterways back decades; however, it’s shaping up to be a huge win in GOP-leaning rural America as the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/23 3:36 pm

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted the Trump administration over its Thursday rollback to protections for streams and other smaller bodies of water, saying that the new rule is an “outrageous assault” on clean water regulations. The… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/23 12:26 pm

Climate activist Greta Thunberg hit back at Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for saying she should not call for countries to divestment from fossil fuels until she “goes and studies economics in college.”“My gap year ends in August, but… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/23 11:56 am

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… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/23 11:26 am

A coalition of environmental groups are publicly calling on automakers to drop their support for the Trump administration’s move to prevent California from setting its own fuel efficiency standards.The five organizations took out an advertisement in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/23 10:36 am

The famed Doomsday Clock has been set at 100 seconds to midnight this year, the closest it’s ever been to the metaphorical point of the Earth’s destruction.The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists unveiled this year’s setting for the clock at a news… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/23 9:36 am

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler did not rely on any scientific backing when he claimed that the consequences of climate change were still “50 to 75 years out.”Wheeler’s comments came in an interview with CBS in March, when… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/23 6:46 am

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday dismissed Greta Thunberg’s call for countries around the world to immediately divest from fossil fuel investments, saying that the teen climate activist should study college economics before making such… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/22 4:37 pm

THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE WATER: So-called forever chemicals have been discovered in drinking water at 34 previously unknown locations, according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).The environmental watchdog group… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/22 3:46 pm

Former Vice President Al Gore praised teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday after meeting her at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.“Once again, I was struck by her potent and sobering call to action,” Gore… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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