Environment

Senate Approves Revised USMCA Trade Deal by Huge Margin Trade
Senate Approves Revised USMCA Trade Deal by Huge Margin
2020-01-17 17:02:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate handed President Donald Trump a policy victory on Thursday, backing USMCA, the new North American trade deal, the same day the chamber turned its attention to the president's impeachment trial. Once it's signed by Trump, USMCA... Read More

USMCA Bill Tough Vote for Democrats Over Lack of Environmental Protections Trade
USMCA Bill Tough Vote for Democrats Over Lack of Environmental Protections

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Merkley faced a difficult vote Tuesday as he joined colleagues on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to advance the bill that would implement President Donald Trump’s new trade deal. The Oregon Democrat said the... Read More

Trump Seeks Exempting Some Pipelines and Highways From Environmental Review Environment
Trump Seeks Exempting Some Pipelines and Highways From Environmental Review

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled a proposed revision of the federal environmental review process, a move that would fast-track the construction of some infrastructure projects, including pipelines, highways and airports. The change, which would apply to the... Read More

Congress Plans for Financial Damage Caused by Ignoring Climate Change Climate
Congress Plans for Financial Damage Caused by Ignoring Climate Change
2020-01-04 00:17:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists and a South Carolina mayor warned Congress recently that climate change will take an increasing toll on the lives and finances of Americans if the federal government does not act soon. They discussed how greenhouse gas emissions... Read More

Environmentalists Win Lawsuit Protecting Ocean Monuments Environment
Environmentalists Win Lawsuit Protecting Ocean Monuments
2020-01-04 00:14:32
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Environmentalists won an appeals court ruling in Washington, D.C. last week protecting ocean marine national monuments. Marine national monuments refer to offshore underwater areas intended to protect coral reefs or wildlife. There are five of them in U.S.... Read More

New US Law Requires Probe of Marshall Islands Nuclear Dump Threatened by Rising Seas Climate
New US Law Requires Probe of Marshall Islands Nuclear Dump Threatened by Rising Seas

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (TNS) - Congress is demanding that the Department of Energy investigate an aging, cracking U.S. nuclear waste dump threatened by climate change and rising seas in the Marshall Islands. As part of the new National Defense Authorization... Read More

Paris Disagreement: States Split on Climate, So US Will Miss Emissions Target Environment
Paris Disagreement: States Split on Climate, So US Will Miss Emissions Target

WASHINGTON — When the United States formally withdraws from the 2015 Paris Agreement in less than a year, nearly half of states — or at least their governors — will remain committed to meeting the goals of the global compact... Read More

Amid the Wasteland of the Salton Sea, a Miraculous but Challenging Oasis Is Born Environment
Amid the Wasteland of the Salton Sea, a Miraculous but Challenging Oasis Is Born

LOS ANGELES — It came as a bittersweet surprise to biologists and government agencies monitoring the steadily shrinking Salton Sea’s slide toward death by choking dust storms and salt. Thousands of acres of exposed lake bed have become, of all... Read More

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Push To Block Wild Mustang Capture Environment
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Push To Block Wild Mustang Capture
2019-12-13 15:06:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote the House and Senate appropriations panels this week, asking them to withhold funding from a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of 130,000 wild horses across the west in the... Read More

Site Near Lake Huron One of Two Finalists to Store Canada’s Nuclear Waste Environment
Site Near Lake Huron One of Two Finalists to Store Canada’s Nuclear Waste

Canada has narrowed to two communities its list of potential hosts for a permanent national repository for its most radioactive waste — spent fuel from nuclear power generation. And one of those two finalists is on the shores of Lake... Read More

Southern States Split in Response to EPA’s Coal Ash Rule Rollbacks Environment
Southern States Split in Response to EPA’s Coal Ash Rule Rollbacks

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration scales back federal regulation of the waste from coal-fired power plants known as coal ash, a handful of Southern states have passed laws forcing utilities to clean up or contain the toxic mess. Other... Read More

GOP Has a Generational Split Over Climate Change Climate
GOP Has a Generational Split Over Climate Change

PHILADELPHA — There’s a generational divide between older and younger Republicans when it comes to climate change, but overall, most Americans agree that the science — and the problem — are real, according to a national Pew survey released Monday.... Read More

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