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Category: Environmental News

03/08 4:28 pm

President Trump on Friday formally tapped Interior Department Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to helm the agency on a permanent basis.Bernhardt has been leading the agency in an acting capacity since December, when former Secretary Ryan Zinke… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/07 2:58 pm

ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay a $616,000 penalty related to a 2013 fire at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery that left two dead and 10 injured, settling with the federal government to resolve Clean Air Act-related claims. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

03/07 2:17 am

Oceana, an ocean conservation and advocacy organization, says one out of every five fish sold is mislabeled and is calling on the government to expand rules to track the source of seafood.The group is using a new fraud investigation to draw… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/06 4:57 pm

The Trump National Golf Club in northern Virginia was slapped Wednesday with zoning violations after Loudoun County officials determined the property improperly removed trees from a designated floodplain.The county announced that the Trump… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/06 4:47 pm

The Trump administration announced it will propose a rule to strip gray wolves of their endangered species protections, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson confirmed in a statement to The Hill. Acting Interior Secretary David… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/05 4:37 pm

Italy could be forced to import olive oil after extreme weather is threatening harvests.The country has experienced a 57 percent drop in production of olive oil — a staple of Italian cuisine — in 2018 after months of bad weather and frost… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/05 3:28 pm

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) on Tuesday said climate change is “directly impacting” her home state’s way of life.“It’s impacting subsistence. It’s impacting food security. It’s certainly impacting our economy with our fisheries,” Murkowski, the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/05 1:27 pm

President Trump will travel to Alabama on Friday to tour damage from a string of deadly tornadoes that devastated the state.“It’s been a tragic situation and but a lot of good work is being done,” Trump said at a White House event.The president did… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/05 12:28 pm

Dozens of former U.S. military and intelligence officials warned President Trump on Tuesday not to establish a White House panel to counter government scientists’ findings about the threats of climate change.Fifty-eight former officials organized by… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/05 10:57 am

Two U.S. lawmakers called for an investigation into American aid funding for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) after BuzzFeed News reported that WWF funds anti-poaching guards who have tortured and killed indigenous people in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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