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Category: Environmental News

06/12 4:58 pm

TIME TO TRIM THOSE HEDGES, OR TREES: A new proposed rule from the U.S. Forest Service designed to make environmental reviews more efficient would shortcut important oversight of industry plans, environmentalists say.The rule comes after months of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/12 3:37 pm

A new proposed rule from the U.S. Forest Service designed to make environmental reviews more efficient would shortcut important oversight of industry plans, environmentalists say.The rule comes after months of complaints by President Trump that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/12 3:17 pm

Chemical manufacturer KMCO LLC is seeking consolidation of nine lawsuits brought by employees and Texas residents who say they were injured in a deadly explosion and fire at the company’s Houston-area plant in April. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

06/12 1:27 pm

Democrats during a Wednesday hearing seized on inflated estimates of financial assistance given in response to Hurricane Maria, showing the continued disconnect between President Trump, federal emergency managers and the government of Puerto… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/12 12:48 pm

A collection of activist groups delivered a petition with over 200,000 signatures to the Democratic National Committee headquarters Wednesday calling for a presidential debate focused on climate change.Signatures were collected for the&… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/12 12:27 pm

Prominent GOP pollster Frank Luntz is warning Republican lawmakers that the public’s views on climate change are shifting, and that ignoring the issue could cost them important votes at the ballot box.In a memo circulated to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/12 11:17 am

A key chemical used in controversial pesticide Roundup is found in a number of name-brand cereals and granolas, a study out Wednesday found.The study paid for by the Environmental Working Group, found that levels of Glysophate were found 21 oat… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/12 10:59 am

An environmental group filed a complaint against the Department of the Interior Tuesday, saying the agency shuffled controversial employees into roles without Senate confirmation.A May 23 order from Interior Sec. David Bernhardt slotted people… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/12 9:07 am

The United Kingdom’s outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday committed to her country reducing its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, in a first for a major industrial economy.The pledge comes as May is set to leave her post after her… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/12 8:57 am

Christine Todd Whitman, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator from George W. Bush’s administration, said Wednesday that the Trump administration is “trying to create confusion in science.”Whitman told CNN that what worries her most… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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