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Category: Environmental News

01/15 12:16 pm

The globe’s top five risks are all climate-related, according to an analysis released Wednesday from the World Economic Forum (WEF).The Switzerland-based nonprofit analyzes worldwide risks annually, looking at a wide variety of economic, health… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 9:56 am

Presidential candidate and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pledging to slash carbon pollution by 50 percent in the U.S. economy by 2030 in his climate plan unveiled Wednesday. “Mike will cut carbon pollution economy-wide in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 7:36 am

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 the move will save… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 10:36 pm

Billionaire presidential candidate Tom Steyer boasted that he divested from fossil fuels during his time as a hedge fund manager when faced with questions during Tuesday’s debate on his environmental record.But earlier reporting found that Steyer’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 5:26 pm

An official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) told NPR in an article published Tuesday that the agency is concerned the Trump administration’s southern border wall will negatively affect nature parks and wildlife reserves.The unnamed… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 5:26 pm

WHO’S UP NEXT: Several House Republicans are eyeing a run for the top GOP seat on the Natural Resources Committee, which will be vacant after the retirement at the end of this Congress of Rep. Rob Bishop (Utah).More than four members on the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 5:06 pm

Michigan is suing several companies over the use of PFAS chemicals, or “forever chemicals,” due to their persistence in the environment and human body.”Who knew that firefighting foam, teflon, leather goods and clothing…are just a few of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 4:36 pm

Environmentalists as well as Oregon’s two Democratic senators voiced concern Tuesday over Trump administration’s plans to ease restrictions on transporting natural gas by rail.The proposal would allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be transported in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 3:36 pm

Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its fracking plans in California, arguing that a federal analysis it adopted didn’t adequately review “serious environmental and health impacts.” The lawsuit filed… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 3:07 pm

Several Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee slammed bipartisan legislation to gradually reduce the use of heat-trapping chemicals in air conditioners and refrigerators, arguing the measure would raise costs for consumers… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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