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01/09 11:56 am

President Trump said Thursday that “nothing’s a hoax” about climate change the same day that he announced a rollback to a major environmental law. “Nothing’s a hoax about that. It’s a very serious subject. I want clean air; I want… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 10:06 am

The White House has issued sweeping changes to one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, relieving agencies from considering climate change when they assess the environmental impacts of big infrastructure projects.The changes target the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 9:16 am

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has pledged roughly $48 million in relief for the fires that have ravaged the nation, his charitable foundation announced Thursday.Forrest, the founder of Fortescue Metals Group, announced his donation of 70… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 7:36 am

The Sunrise Movement is endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2020 president campaign, becoming the latest group to back him over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a fellow progressive White House hopeful.”We believe a Bernie… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 5:46 pm

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats outline sweeping legislation to make U.S. carbon neutral by 2050| 2019 was second warmest year on record globally| Top Republican: ‘Forever chemical’ bill has ‘no prospects’ in Senate100x50 IS NOW CLEAN FUTURE: House… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 5:36 pm

House Democrats outlined their vision for sweeping climate legislation Wednesday, offering a first look at a bill that would push the U.S. to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.Wednesday’s white paper provides the framework that lawmakers in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 2:46 pm

Activist Greta Thunberg questioned newspapers that accept fossil fuel advertising Wednesday, asking which will be the first international newspaper to step up and exclude those kinds of advertisements in their publications. Thunberg said she… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 2:46 pm

An Australian wildlife expert now estimates that more than a billion animals have been killed in the historic and destructive wildfires still happening in the country.University of Sydney ecology professor Chris Dickman… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 12:56 pm

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told Bloomberg News a House bill addressing so-called “forever chemicals” has “no prospects in the Senate.”The bill, HR-535, would both force the Environmental… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 12:26 pm

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is urging foreign tourists to avoid canceling planned trips to the country in wake of the deadly bushfires ravaging southeastern parts of the continent. While making a visit to Kangaroo Island, which… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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