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  • Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement: Italy's PM

    Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement: Italy's PM
    ROME (Reuters) - President Donald Trump still refuses to back the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, blocking efforts by world leaders meeting in Sicily to get the new U.S. leader to endorse the treaty, Italy's prime minister said on Friday.
  • Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again

    Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zoo officials in Washington hope they can get lucky again with female giant panda Mei Xiang.
  • Sri Lanka landslides, floods death toll rises to 91; over 100 missing

    Sri Lanka landslides, floods death toll rises to 91; over 100 missing
    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 91 people while more than 100 are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations.
  • Norway's $950 billion wealth fund commissions research on climate change

    Norway's $950 billion wealth fund commissions research on climate change
    OSLO (Reuters) - The research arm of Norway's sovereign wealth fund has awarded grants for two projects on how climate change affects the economy and capital markets, it said on Friday.
  • California says VW clean car spending plan has shortcomings

    California says VW clean car spending plan has shortcomings
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California regulators said Volkswagen AG's spending plan on clean vehicle infrastructure had shortcomings and that it lacked details on how it would help disadvantaged communities as well as promote hydrogen fuel cell technology.
 
 
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  • Scott Pruitt, the public has spoken ? and it wants health protections, not rollbacks

    Scott Pruitt, the public has spoken ? and it wants health protections, not rollbacks
    Earlier this year, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced an effort to seek public input on EPA safeguards that should be revoked or rolled back to ?reduce regulatory burden.? What was the overwhelming message he heard in response? Let EPA do its job and protect Americans from dangerous pollution. Numerous news articles have […]
  • Healthier, safer summers ? brought to you by EPA

    Healthier, safer summers ? brought to you by EPA
    This weekend is Memorial Day ? the unofficial start to summer. That means kids across the country ? and adults too ? are counting down the days until summer vacation. Whether your plans include going to a beach, visiting a national park, or just letting your kids play outside in the sprinklers, the Environmental Protection […]
  • EDF, coalition partners urge the D.C. Circuit to decide the Clean Power Plan case

    EDF, coalition partners urge the D.C. Circuit to decide the Clean Power Plan case
    Environmental Defense Fund and fourteen other public health and environmental organizations filed a brief yesterday urging the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to issue a decision on the merits in the litigation over the Clean Power Plan ? America?s only nationwide standards limiting harmful carbon pollution from existing fossil fuel power […]
  • Regulatory Accountability Act would wrap red tape around our most important health and safety protections

    Regulatory Accountability Act would wrap red tape around our most important health and safety protections
    (This post was co-authored by EDF legal Fellow Rosalie Winn) New legislation introduced in the Senate threatens to undermine critical public health, safety and environmental protections through paralysis by analysis. The Regulatory Accountability Act, recently introduced by Senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, would tie up essential safeguards in enormous […]
  • Scott Pruitt wants to end his own Clean Power Plan lawsuit?but can?t set aside EPA?s duty to protect the public from climate pollution

    Scott Pruitt wants to end his own Clean Power Plan lawsuit?but can?t set aside EPA?s duty to protect the public from climate pollution
    (This post was co-authored by Tomas Carbonell) Before he became Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt was relentless in suing to oppose the Clean Power Plan, America?s first-ever nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants. So relentless, in fact, that as Attorney General of Oklahoma he brought suit four times to block these […]