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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Obama’s actions taken to forestall climate change were wiped out today as President Donald Trump revoked, revised, rescinded or withdrew limits on carbon emissions...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...

 

Trump’s Regulatory Order Jeopardizes Environment

Trump’s Regulatory Order Jeopardizes Environment

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – Framing it as a “prudent and financially responsible” measure, President Donald Trump today ordered federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for every new regulation...

 

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2017 (ENS) – As protesters jammed airports across the country, the ride-sharing company Lyft announced Sunday that it will donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, in response to...

 

U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

U.S. Scientists Resist Trump Team ‘Case By Case’ Review

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government scientists face Trump administration review on a “case by case basis” before they can publish or present their scientific...

 

President Trump Silences Federal Employees

President Trump Silences Federal Employees

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has imposed new restrictions on social media use and communication with press and legislators at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Agriculture,...

 

Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – More than one million people took part in women’s marches in Washington, DC, New York and dozens of other cities across the country Saturday on President Donald Trump’s first...

 

Trump Inauguration Sparks Fierce Resistance

Trump Inauguration Sparks Fierce Resistance

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2017 (ENS) – Donald Trump’s first speech as president, his inaugural address, delivered today on the steps of the Capitol after he took the Oath of Office, made no mention of the environment. But...

 

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

Trump’s Cabinet Picks Contradict Him on Climate Change

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2017 (ENS) – Contradicting President Donald Trump, his choices to head the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency each told members of Congress during their confirmation...

 

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2016 (ENS) – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Montana’s sole Congressman Republican Ryan Zinke as his Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed by the Senate, he would manage U.S. natural...

 
 
 
 

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