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08/01 5:07 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved to finalize a rule Thursday that would ease the air pollution permitting process for certain power plants and manufacturers.Since the early days of the Trump administration, the EPA has argued the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/01 2:47 pm

Environmentalists are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a new rule they say doesn’t do enough to protect children from lead contamination.A group of environmental advocates lodged a joint lawsuit against EPA on Thursday… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/01 2:17 pm

Two percent of all North Atlantic right whales, an endangered marine mammal, died this summer, the Washington Post reported Thursday.Eight have been found dead in Canadian waters in the last four months alone, alarming scientists since… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/01 2:17 pm

President Trump’s reelection campaign released a statement Thursday in which campaign manager Brad Parscale called Democratic environmental plans “reckless and dangerous.”The statement, released after two days of Democratic debates in which climate… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/01 1:17 pm

Researchers are warning that firefly populations are dying out and that human causes are to blame.While catching lightening bugs is a favorite summer pastime for children, The Ashbury Park Press reported Thursday that large-scale construction… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/01 9:27 am

Two Midwest Republican senators are pushing a bill to roll back an Obama-era rule designed to reduce water pollution, bringing a pet project of the Trump administration to Congress. The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule has long been… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/31 9:07 pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee clashed with Joe Biden at the second Democratic Debate Wednesday over the former Vice President’s climate policy, which he called “middling.”“Middle ground solutions like the Vice President has proposed, or sort of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/31 7:07 pm

President Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone Wednesday to offer assistance in fighting forest fires raging in the eastern parts of the country, according to the Kremlin.Moscow issued a statement that said… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/31 5:47 pm

CRUSTACEAN INFESTATION: Maine’s lobster industry has found itself in something of a climate change sweet spot.The state’s coastal waters are still cold enough for lobster to thrive, but warming ocean temperatures are now encouraging them to settle… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/31 5:17 pm

A group of more than a dozen states — including Texas, Georgia and West Virginia — urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the Fourth Circuit that rejected U.S. Forest Service authorizations for the $5 billion Atlantic Coast gas pipeline to cross parts of two national forests …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

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