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  • U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule

    U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from delaying or ending an Obama-era rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court documents, marking the fourth time either Congress or the courts have upheld the rule's implementation.
  • Storms dump rain across U.S. Midwest, kill Kentucky woman

    Storms dump rain across U.S. Midwest, kill Kentucky woman
    (Reuters) - A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed a Kentucky woman in her home and threatened more flooding in an area that has already seen evacuations because of high water.
  • Who sucks? EU mocks Gove 'green Brexit' talk on plastic straws

    Who sucks? EU mocks Gove 'green Brexit' talk on plastic straws
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European Union official scoffed at Britain's environment minister, the Brexit campaigner Michael Gove, for suggesting leaving the EU will make it easier for London to pass green legislation like banning plastic drinking straws.
  • Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner

    Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar with the matter.
  • Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute

    Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute
    OSLO (Reuters) - The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve climate goals set by almost 200 nations, the new heads of a top environmental think-tank said on Friday.
 
 
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  • Key takeaways from the court decision blocking suspension of BLM?s Waste Prevention Rule

    Key takeaways from the court decision blocking suspension of BLM?s Waste Prevention Rule
    (EDF Legal Fellow Samantha Caravello co-authored this post) A U.S. District Court judge has halted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke?s latest effort to suspend the Bureau of Land Management?s (BLM) Waste Prevention Rule. The judge issued a preliminary injunction last night in response to legal challenges brought by the states of California and New Mexico, and […]
  • Hurricane Harvey: Climate change, staggering costs, and people at the heart of it all

    Hurricane Harvey: Climate change, staggering costs, and people at the heart of it all
    Texans are no stranger to the devastation of hurricanes. I still vividly remember, as a young child in Austin, being scared of Alicia in 1983 ? and thankful that we lived at the top of the hill. Alicia caused nearly $2 billion in damages, a record at the time, and the category 3 storm was […]
  • Mayors across the country announce their opposition to repealing the Clean Power Plan

    Mayors across the country announce their opposition to repealing the Clean Power Plan
    (EDF?s John Bullock co-authored this post) 236 U.S. Mayors just added their voices to the growing chorus that opposes rolling back the Clean Power Plan. The mayors represent more than 51 million Americans from 46 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. They just sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt saying: ?[W]e […]
  • Emails indicate Scott Pruitt directed removal of climate info from EPA website

    Emails indicate Scott Pruitt directed removal of climate info from EPA website
    At EDF, we recently gained access to some newly-released emails that provide a troubling glimpse of the efforts to remove information about climate change from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) website. The emails were released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and center on EPA?s website purge of April 2017. They indicate that […]
  • Freight truck fleets, manufacturers, and dealers to Pruitt: stop supporting super-polluting glider trucks

    Freight truck fleets, manufacturers, and dealers to Pruitt: stop supporting super-polluting glider trucks
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led by Administrator Scott Pruitt, is proposing to roll back important safeguards and allow certain heavy-duty freight trucks ? commonly known as ?glider trucks? ? to evade modern pollution standards. Rolling back these protections would have terrible impacts for human health, including as many as 4,100 premature deaths in […]