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11/05 12:24 pm

A former Obama administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief has been named president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).The NRDC announced Gina McCarthy as their new leader over Twitter. She is set to start in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/05 6:44 am

Germany on Tuesday said President Trump’s decision to formally pull out of the landmark Paris climate agreement was “regrettable,” but not unexpected.German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze noted that the U.S. said two years ago that it would… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/04 7:24 pm

Multiple Democratic 2020 White House candidates slammed President Trump on Monday for beginning the formal withdrawal from the Paris climate deal.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the beginning of the yearlong process of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/04 4:34 pm

WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS…OR NOT: President Trump on Monday began the yearlong process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.The official announcement cements a promise Trump made in the White House Rose Garden in 2017 when he first… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/04 3:54 pm

Separate coalitions of states and environmental advocacy groups sued the Department of Energy (DOE) Monday, challenging a decision to eliminate energy efficiency standards for nearly half the lightbulbs on the market.Fifteen states and a coalition… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/04 2:44 pm

President Trump on Monday began the yearlong process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.The official withdrawal cements a promise President Trump made in the White House Rose Garden in 2017 where he first announced his… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/04 12:14 pm

Monday marks the first day the Trump administration can begin the formal process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. The landmark climate agreement allows the U.S. to begin the yearlong withdrawal process on Nov. 4, finalizing the U.S…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/04 7:34 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday announced it would roll back regulations on how coal-fired power plants dispose of waste laden with arsenic, lead and mercury.The rule from the Trump administration weakens an Obama-era rule… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/03 11:24 am

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) fired back at President Trump Sunday for his criticism of California’s forest management as wildfires rage across the state.The governor of the Golden State said Trump is “excused from this conversation” because… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/03 9:24 am

A member of an indigenous group in northern Brazil that works to protect the Amazon rainforest was killed by illegal loggers during an ambush over the weekend, Reuters reports.According to the news agency, the man, Paulo Paulino Guajajara, was an… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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