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Category: Environmental News

01/10 11:47 am

Hundreds of environmental organizations signed a letter Thursday backing a rapid transition away from fossil fuels in the United States.The groups, led by organizations like Friends of the Earth and the Climate Justice Alliance, told members of the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 10:28 am

Fiat Chrysler will pay almost $500 million to settle claims the auto giant used integrated vehicle software to cheat on emissions tests, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday.As part of the settlement with the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 7:37 am

Joshua Tree National Park will remain open during the government shutdown after officials moved to use park fees to avert the planned closure.The 790,636-acre Southern California park was set to completely shutter on Thursday for several days to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 5:27 pm

TRUMP THREATENS CALIFORNIA FEMA FUNDING: President Trump said Wednesday morning that he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to withhold funding for California unless the state improves its forest management to prevent… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 2:17 pm

The top House lawmaker overseeing the National Park Service (NPS) said President Trump ought to close parks during the ongoing partial government shutdown.The Obama and Clinton administrations closed parks during shutdowns in 2013 and 1995, but the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 1:07 pm

The Trump administration plans to restaff 38 wildlife refuges during the government shutdown, in order to continue to provide “opportunities, including hunting.”Principal deputy director of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Margaret Everson… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 12:27 pm

President Trump has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency for six months, to serve as EPA administrator. The White House said Wednesday that Trump had sent Wheeler’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 11:37 am

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday blasted President Trump’s “empty threat” to cut off Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to assist victims of the California wildfires.”It’s absolutely shocking for President Trump to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 11:08 am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday lashed out at President Trump for threatening to stop sending federal money to California to fight forest fires, saying the president’s words insult Americans who perished in last year’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 10:17 am

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Wednesday responded to President Trump’s threat to cut Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for California, calling on him to combat climate change rather than “withhold money from survivors.””… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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