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01/11 1:38 pm

Democratic Lawmaker Rep. Don Beyer (Va.) is throwing his support behind the progressive climate change vision known as the Green New Deal, and he thinks a carbon tax should be its driving policy.“A Green New Deal would use major infrastructure… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/11 1:38 pm

Senate Democrats say the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) might be breaking the law by having employees help with Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation process to serve as the agency’s administrator during the partial government shutdown.Under federal… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/11 11:28 am

The House approved legislation that would fund and re-open the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and Forest Service in an 240-179 vote on Friday, the latest effort by Democrats to put pressure on Republicans and President Trump to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/11 11:18 am

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, on Friday said he supports the committee’s ranking member Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), to be the new Interior Secretary, saying he was better than other candidates… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/11 10:48 am

Former Secretary of State John Kerry urged President Trump on Friday to declare a national emergency over the issue of climate change and to ignore the “fictional” emergency Kerry says the president concocted at the southern border.In a tweet, the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/11 9:38 am

A nonprofit is launching a new fundraising campaign aimed at helping national parks recover after the current partial government shutdown ends.The National Park Foundation, a congressionally chartered organization that serves as the National Park… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 7:07 pm

Wildlife officials in Oregon have begun killing California sea lions that are eating too many of a type of vulnerable fish. Three sea lions were killed last week as part of a conservation effort to protect winter steelheads in the Willamette… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 5:08 pm

DAMAGED JOSHUA TREE SPARKS OUTRAGE AS SHUTDOWN DRAGS ON: A photo of a protected Joshua tree chopped down at its base by vandals went viral Thursday as the partial government shutdown extended into its 20th day, leaving national parks unstaffed and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 3:08 pm

A photo of a protected Joshua Tree chopped down at its base by vandals went viral Thursday as the partial government shutdown extended into its 20th day, leaving national parks unstaffed and vulnerable to damage.The photo of the felled tree, … …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 2:38 pm

The earth’s oceans are heating up significantly faster than previously thought, according to report published in Science on Thursday.According to the researchers, records of ocean warming between 1971 and 2010, the time period used in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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