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Category: Environmental News

01/17 11:16 am

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released a video on Friday explaining his vote Thursday against the U.S.-Mexico Canada trade deal (USMCA), saying that it included “not a single damn mention” of climate change. “There is not one… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 4:26 pm

OVERNIGHT ENERGY:Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate implications| Republicans offer details on environmental proposals after Democrats roll out planUSMC-NAY: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats announced… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 4:26 pm

President Trump approved a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico on Thursday over the series of earthquakes that first hit the island last month. Trump’s approval will make federal funding available to affected individuals in the municipalities… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 3:16 pm

House Republicans offered new details about their plans for environmental legislation after Democrats rolled out their own sweeping proposal last week, though leadership said the move was not a response to the Democrats plan.At a Thursday morning… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 12:16 pm

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday he would not support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), citing the proposed deal’s failure to address climate change.“Despite the fact that it includes very… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 8:06 am

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Wednesday announced that the state plans to buy a 20,000-acre section of the Everglades to prevent oil drilling in the area, according to the Miami Herald.The current owners of the property near Broward County’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 7:16 pm

The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service applied an “inappropriately heightened” legal standard in denying a petition to delist the golden-cheeked warbler as an endangered species, ordering the agency conduct a one-year review to determine if the Texas songbirds are still under threat. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

01/15 5:46 pm

EXPLAIN YOURSELF: Experts say the cost-benefit analysis used by the Interior Department to justify its plan to relocate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) outside of Washington is incomplete and does little to back the agency’s reasoning that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 5:46 pm

Republicans are working on their own climate plan, teeing up legislation after Democrats unveiled sweeping climate legislation last week.Republicans will meet Thursday to discuss the broad points of the legislation in an effort led by House… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 12:36 pm

Last year was the second-warmest year ever recorded and the past decade the hottest on record, NASA and the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) announced on Wednesday.Global surface temperatures in 2019 were cooler than only… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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