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Trump Makes Strange Claim About Water Efficient Toilets: ‘People Are Flushing Toilets 10 Times, 15 Times’

Trump Makes Strange Claim About Water Efficient Toilets: ‘People Are Flushing Toilets 10 Times, 15 Times’

President Donald Trump mocked water-efficiency standards in new constructions last week. Trump said, “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once. They end up using more water. So, EPA is looking at that very strongly, at my suggestion.” Trump asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a federal review of those […]

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    Sierra Club Sues DOE Over Secrecy on Grid Study

    Sierra Club Sues DOE Over Secrecy on Grid Study

    Sierra Club sued the Department of Energy (DOE) Monday for the agency’s repeated delays in providing information on Rick Perry’s ongoing grid study, amid suspicion that draft versions of the study may be dramatically altered by political appointees in the Trump administration. Monday’s lawsuit was filed after the Department of Energy failed to provide documents […]

    Energy.gov Gets Altered, Removes Climate Benefits of Renewables

    Energy.gov Gets Altered, Removes Climate Benefits of Renewables

    By now it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Trump administration is wiping Obama-era climate initiatives off the Internet. This time, the Department of Energy (DOE) has significantly altered its websites on renewable energy, removing references on how clean energy technologies can reduce the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels and help lower climate-changing emissions. The […]

    Most Radioactive Waste on Earth May Soon Roll Through Your Town

    Most Radioactive Waste on Earth May Soon Roll Through Your Town

    By Carol Polsgrove Trucks full of liquid high-level radioactive waste may soon be rolling down interstate highways from Canada to South Carolina—unless they’re stopped by a lawsuit that the Sierra Club and six other environmental organizations have filed. The Department of Energy (DOE) plans 100 to 150 shipments of more than 6,000 gallons of waste […]

    Bernie Sanders Skewers Perry for Whitewashing Climate Crisis

    Bernie Sanders Skewers Perry for Whitewashing Climate Crisis

    By Lauren McCauley During his confirmation hearing on Thursday, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was able to laugh off having once called for abolishing the Department of Energy, which he is now poised to lead, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) refused to let him get away “sounding like a hung over frat boy,” as one […]

    What Would U.S. Energy Policy Look Like With Rick Perry at the Helm?

    What Would U.S. Energy Policy Look Like With Rick Perry at the Helm?

    By Rob Cowin There’s a clear trend in the president-elect’s cabinet appointments—many of them are opposed to the agencies they would lead. Some have demonstrated opposition to the particular agency and/or its mission in a professional capacity. Others have stated a desire to see the agency disappear altogether, suggesting the institution has no value. Here’s […]

    Scientists Frantically Copying Critical Climate Data as Energy Dept. Refuses to Release Names

    Scientists Frantically Copying Critical Climate Data as Energy Dept. Refuses to Release Names

    The Department of Energy has refused to respond to the Trump transition team’s chilling 74-question document seeking the names of anyone who has worked on climate change in the department. Climate scientists are also acting feverishly to preserve data after a senior Trump campaign adviser suggested eliminating funding for NASA’s climate research programs. [facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1386817284664538/ […]

    Fossil Fuel Allies May Run DOE and DOI

    Fossil Fuel Allies May Run DOE and DOI

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, will likely be offered the top job at Interior, outlets reported Friday. McMorris Rodgers has opposed action on climate change and has voted in favor of expanded offshore drilling and legislation, making it easier to drill within tribal territories. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump's pick to oversee America's lands, is an […]