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01/17 1:47 pm

A House Democrat is working with his colleagues to introduce a nonbinding measure to support the Paris climate change agreement.Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-Calif.) resolution, if it gets a vote in the full House, would be a vocal rebuke to President… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/17 11:07 am

Four former Federal Reserve chairs from both parties joined with a group of leading economists in endorsing a plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions and return the funds to taxpayers.Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker, along… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 5:17 pm

WHEELER: NO CLIMATE ‘CRISIS’: Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler faced harsh criticisms from Senate Democrats Wednesday over what they see as inaction on a climate change “crisis.”Democrats on the Environment and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 4:28 pm

More than half of the world’s wild coffee species are at risk of extinction from climate change and deforestation, according to new research published Wednesday.Experts at Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew found that out over 60 percent of the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 3:28 pm

Top House Democrats are asking the Trump administration to reverse its decision to bring back dozens of furloughed employees to work on opening more areas for offshore oil and natural gas drilling.House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 2:38 pm

Officials in Key West, Fla., took the first step toward banning the sale of sunscreens that contain ingredients considered harmful to coral reefs.The Key West City Commission voted unanimously 7-0 on Tuesday to to pass the measure, according to the&… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 12:47 pm

Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler faced harsh criticisms from Senate Democrats Wednesday over what they see as inaction on a climate change “crisis.”Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee faulted… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 12:27 pm

A Connecticut state lawmaker is proposing a bill to require public schools to teach climate change, according to The Associated Press. “A lot of schools make the study of climate change an elective, and I don’t believe it should be an elective… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 10:38 am

Potential president candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) vocally criticized acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler Wednesday for not taking climate change seriously as a crisis.Sanders first pushed Wheeler on whether he agrees… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 9:47 am

The top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressed concern about Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation hearing Wednesday, which he described as “a speedy promotion.”Sen…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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