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Al Gore Launches 24 Hours of Climate Crisis Talks Around the World

Al Gore Launches 24 Hours of Climate Crisis Talks Around the World

Former Vice President Al Gore kicked off 24 hours of climate talks in the U.S. and 77 other countries around the world Wednesday night. The event, 24 Hours of Reality: Truth In Action, sponsored by The Climate Reality Project, kicked off at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Wednesday and continues until 6 p.m. Thursday. Anyone […]

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    These Scientists Were Disbanded by the EPA — They Plan to Meet Anyway

    These Scientists Were Disbanded by the EPA — They Plan to Meet Anyway

    A group of 20 scientists charged with reviewing the nation’s air quality standards plans to convene and to issue a report on the country’s air pollution regulations, even though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disbanded their panel. In a move that is consistent with the administration’s skepticism towards science and expertise, the EPA administrator, Andrew […]

    Trump Admin Repeals Obama-Era Clean Water Protections

    Trump Admin Repeals Obama-Era Clean Water Protections

    The Trump administration repealed the 2015 Clean Water Rule rule Thursday, a rule intended to protect 60 percent of the nation’s waterways from pollution, The New York Times reported. At stake is the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The Obama-era rule expanded that definition from larger bodies of […]

    The EPA Will End Mammal Testing by 2035

    The EPA Will End Mammal Testing by 2035

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pledged Tuesday to “aggressively reduce animal testing” and to end funding for mammal tests by 2035. The move makes the EPA the first federal agency to set a timeline for ending animal tests, according to Science Magazine. The EPA will first reduce new mammal tests and funding by 30 percent […]

    Trump Administration’s Attacks on Science Already Surpass Two Bush Terms

    Trump Administration’s Attacks on Science Already Surpass Two Bush Terms

    By Elliott Negin On July 19, President Trump hosted Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and their families, along with the family of their deceased colleague Neil Armstrong, at a White House event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. “Tomorrow will represent 50 years from the […]

    Wheeler Signs Proposal for Pipeline Projects to Bypass Clean Water Act

    Wheeler Signs Proposal for Pipeline Projects to Bypass Clean Water Act

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposal Thursday night to change Clean Water Act rules and streamline the federal permit approval process for infrastructure projects like pipelines. The change would limit the ability of states to cite the Clean Water Act to block or delay projects from companies with incomplete permits, […]

    10 Ways Andrew Wheeler Has Decimated EPA Protections in Just One Year

    10 Ways Andrew Wheeler Has Decimated EPA Protections in Just One Year

    By Elliott Negin On July 8, President Trump hosted a White House event to unabashedly tout his truly abysmal environmental record. The following day, coincidentally, marked the one-year anniversary of Andrew Wheeler at the helm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), first as acting administrator and then as administrator after the Senate confirmed him […]

    Trump’s EPA Signs ‘Deadly’ Clean Power Plan Replacement

    Trump’s EPA Signs ‘Deadly’ Clean Power Plan Replacement

    Former coal lobbyist and Trump-appointed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a rule Wednesday that officially replaces the Obama-era Clean Power Plan with a new regulation that Wheeler said could lead to the opening of more coal plants, the Associated Press reported. While the Obama administration plan would have established national limits […]