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I’m Suing Scott Pruitt’s Broken EPA; Here’s How to Fix It

I’m Suing Scott Pruitt’s Broken EPA; Here’s How to Fix It

  ANN ARBOR, Michigan, April 9, 2018 (ENS) – Joe Arvai was a member of the U.S. EPA’s Chartered Science Advisory Board between 2011 and 2017 during the administration of President Barack Obama. Today, Arvai is Max McGraw Professor...

 

Border Wall a Disaster for Texas, Scientists Warn

Border Wall a Disaster for Texas, Scientists Warn

  AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – A border wall between the United States and Mexico threatens to harm endangered Texas plants and animals and cause trouble for the region’s growing ecotourism industry, warn conservation...

 

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

U.S. Mayors Oppose EPA Repeal of Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2018 (ENS) – In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, 236 mayors from 47 states and territories expressed their strong opposition to efforts by the Trump administration and EPA Administrator...

 

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

Environment Ignored in State of the Union Address

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2018 (ENS) – To hear President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union Address to both houses of Congress last night was to realize that for him the environment does not exist. Or, he would...

 

Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit

Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board today resigned in frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting...

 

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

One Planet Summit Reshapes Climate Funding Landscape

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2017 (ENS) – Two years after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, as well as environment ministers and regional leaders, bank and finance executives and celebrities are...

 

Global Treaty for the Environment Taking Shape

Global Treaty for the Environment Taking Shape

  NEW YORK, New York, July 30, 2017 (ENS) – The Global Pact for the Environment, a new United Nations treaty to define fundamental environmental rights everywhere in the world, is being drafted and will be presented to the UN General...

 

House Approves 2018 Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

House Approves 2018 Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2017 (ENS) – The House of Representatives Thursday approved the Trump administration’s $1.57 billion budget request to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to protected wildlife refuges...

 

G7: Trump Refuses to Endorse Paris Climate Pact

G7: Trump Refuses to Endorse Paris Climate Pact

  TAORMINA, Italy, May 28, 2017 (ENS) – Leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest democracies have failed in a concerted effort to persuade President Donald Trump to endorse the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate. This accord received...

 

Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress, released in detail Tuesday, has Americans who care about the environment and public health up in arms. The...

 

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

  GREAT FALLS, Montana, March 30, 2017 (ENS) – Six environmental groups today sued the Trump Administration for what they allege is “illegally approving a cross-border permit” for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone...

 

Nuclear Nations Boycott Weapons Ban Treaty Talks

Nuclear Nations Boycott Weapons Ban Treaty Talks

  NEW YORK, New York, March 29, 2017 (ENS) – Nuclear powers, including the United States, Britain and France are among nearly 40 countries boycotting the first UN conference in more than 20 years on a global nuclear weapons ban treaty...

 

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2017 (ENS) – Most of President Barack Obama’s actions taken to forestall climate change were wiped out today as President Donald Trump revoked, revised, rescinded or withdrew limits on carbon emissions...

 

‘Beetlejuice Provision’ Invoked to Save Data From Trump

‘Beetlejuice Provision’ Invoked to Save Data From Trump

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2017 (ENS) – To prevent hundreds of environmental data sets on government websites from being removed by the Trump administration, two nonprofit organizations and a conservation biologist have sent Freedom...

 

Trump Budget Blueprint a Disaster for the Planet

Trump Budget Blueprint a Disaster for the Planet

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s first budget outline was released today, covering Fiscal Year 2018. The “Budget Blueprint” cuts deep into agencies that protect the environment, help...

 

World’s First: New Zealand River Given Legal Personhood

World’s First: New Zealand River Given Legal Personhood

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, March 15, 2017 (ENS) – The Whanganui River today was recognized by the New Zealand Parliament as having its own legal identity with all the rights, duties and liabilities of a person. New Zealand’s...

 

EPA’s New Administrator Already Under Intense Pressure

EPA’s New Administrator Already Under Intense Pressure

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2017 (ENS) – Scott Pruitt took the helm at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, with a host of problems already on his plate – an agency with which he has no experience, thousands...

 

Senate Confirms EPA Foe Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Senate Confirms EPA Foe Pruitt as EPA Administrator

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2017 (ENS) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt today won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, the federal agency he has sued multiple times during the Obama administration...

 

Senate Environment Committee Waives Rules for Pruitt

Senate Environment Committee Waives Rules for Pruitt

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – For two days Senate Democrats have boycotted a planned committee vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, the attorney...

 

Environmental Record of Trump’s Supreme Court Choice

Environmental Record of Trump’s Supreme Court Choice

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 1, 2017 (ENS) – Neil McGill Gorsuch, a judge who now sits on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado, is President Donald Trump’s nominee for the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court left...

 
 
 
 

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