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Category: Environmental News

07/30 2:37 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it will reverse an Obama-era decision to block a controversial Alaska mine project.“After today’s action EPA will focus on the permit review process for the Pebble Mine project” Region 10… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 12:17 pm

The new head of the Interior Department’s public lands agency once championed selling off federally-owned plots.William Perry Pendley, a conservative lawyer from Wyoming, on Monday became the top official leading the Interior Department’s Bureau of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 10:27 am

Rising ocean temperatures have killed one-third of coral reefs near Guam, University of Guam researchers said Monday.Their study found that between 2013 and 2017, Guam experienced warm water that killed off 34 percent of coral.”Never… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 8:27 am

Tens of thousands of water bottles meant for the people of Puerto Rico after a pair of hurricanes hit the island in 2017 are sitting unopened on farmland near the city of San Juan nearly two years after the disasters.Photographs of the water bottles… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/29 5:27 pm

ALL THE ENVIRONMENT POLICIES:First… Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing to open an office of environmental justice if he is elected president.Under the policy offered by Inslee on Monday, the new agency would be committed to solving climate-… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/29 2:08 pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released Monday a plan to use trade policy and greater access to U.S. markets as a tool to create stronger safeguards for labor, the environment, and regions of the country harmed by globalization.Warren’s plan would… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/29 2:08 pm

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday unveiled legislation that would be the first step in implementing the Green New Deal, outlining plans for addressing how environmental plans … …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/29 1:18 pm

A Democratic senator is pushing the Food and Drug Administration to limit contaminants in drinking water after so-called “forever chemicals” surfaced in bottled water.Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) urged the agency in a Monday… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/29 8:38 am

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing to open an office of environmental justice if he is elected president. Under the policy offered by Inslee on Monday, the new agency would be committed to solving climate-related injustice typically seen in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/29 7:37 am

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teen who inspired a massive youth movement to combat climate change, will sail across the Atlantic to bring her message to the Americas.”I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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