US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

Publisher: NYTimes

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8 Jan 2019

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years, according to a preliminary estimate published Tuesday. Strikingly, the sharp uptick in emissions occurred even as a near-record number of coal plants around the United States retired last year, illustrating how difficult it could be for the country to make further progress on climate change in the years to come, particularly as the Trump administration pushes to roll back federal regulations that limit greenhouse gas emissions.
America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years, according to a...

Publisher: NYTimes

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31 Mar 2018

Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Rented Residence From Wife of Energy Lobbyist

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, rented a residence in Washington in 2017 that was partly owned by the wife of a top energy lobbyist whose firm, according to disclosure forms, conducted business before the E.P.A. that same year.
Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, rented a residence in Washington in 2017 that...

Publisher: Vox

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28 Oct 2016

The Trump and Clinton campaigns finally had a substantive climate debate

The energy advisers to the two campaigns squared off. It wasn’t half bad. The hour-long debate featured its share of depressing nonsense, like when Cramer waffled on whether humans are causing global warming. (Spoiler: They are.) But the discussion was genuinely substantive, and the advisers delved into issues like the Paris climate deal, nuclear power, and (oh yes) transmission policy.
The energy advisers to the two campaigns squared off. It wasn’t half bad. The hour-long debate featured its share of...

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