US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

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13 Aug 2019

Trump Administration Weakens Protections for Endangered Species

The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law credited with rescuing the bald eagle, the grizzly bear and the American alligator from extinction.
The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied,...

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21 Feb 2019

A Green New Deal is Technologically Possible. Its Political Prospects Are Another Question.

President Trump derided the Green New Deal as a “high school term paper that got a low mark.” Congressional Republicans mocked it as “zany.” Even Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House speaker, called the proposal a “green dream,” and some of the party’s 2020 candidates are starting to describe it as merely aspirational. Yet, despite that disdain, the goals of the far-reaching plan to tackle climate change and economic inequality are within the realm of technological possibility, several energy experts and economists said in recent interviews.
President Trump derided the Green New Deal as a “high school term paper that got a low mark.” Congressional...

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29 Dec 2018

E.P.A. Proposes Rule Change That Would Let Power Plants Release More Toxic Pollution

The Trump administration announced on Friday a plan designed to make it easier for coal-fired power plants, after nearly a decade of restrictions, to release into the atmosphere more mercury and other pollutants linked to developmental disorders and respiratory illnesses.
The Trump administration announced on Friday a plan designed to make it easier for coal-fired power plants, after nearly...

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5 Jan 2018

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

The Trump administration will allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States waters, it announced Thursday. The plan would give the energy industry broad access to drilling rights in most parts of the outer continental shelf, including Pacific waters near California, Atlantic waters near Maine and the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
The Trump administration will allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States waters, it announced...

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22 Dec 2017

E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

More than 700 people have left the Environmental Protection Agency since President Trump took office, a wave of departures that puts the administration nearly a quarter of the way toward its goal of shrinking  the agency to levels last seen during the Reagan administration.Of the employees who have quit, retired or taken a buyout package since the beginning of the year, more than 200 are scientists.
More than 700 people have left the Environmental Protection Agency since President Trump took office, a wave of...

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3 Nov 2017

U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials

Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization.
Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies...

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23 Oct 2017

E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to present their work. Scientists involved in the program said that much of the discussion at the event centers on climate change. Many said they were surprised by the E.P.A.’s last-minute cancellation, particularly since the agency helps to fund the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, which is hosting the conference. The scientists who have been barred from speaking contributed substantial material to a 400-page report to be issued on Monday.
Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to...

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10 Oct 2017

E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule

The Trump administration announced on Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, setting up a bitter fight  over the future of America’s efforts to tackle global warming.
The Trump administration announced on Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President...

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5 Oct 2017

Trump Takes a First Step Toward Scrapping Obama’s Global Warming Policy

The Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan, the  centerpiece of President Obama’s effort to fight climate change, and will ask the public to recommend ways it could be replaced, according to  an internal E.P.A. document.
The Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan, the  centerpiece of President Obama’s effort to fight...

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