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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...

 

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

EPA Enemy, Climate Denier Pruitt Chosen to Head EPA

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2016 (ENS) – Oklahoma Attorney General and climate denier E. Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The announcement of Pruitt’s...

 

Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

Green Nominee Stein Funds Vote Recount in Three States

  MADISON, Wisconsin, November 25, 2016 (ENS) – The Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein says she met her crowd sourced fundraising goal early Thursday to pay for manual recounts of the vote in three key battleground states...

 

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – More than 365 businesses and investors from Fortune 500 firms to family-owned businesses sent a message today to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump reaffirming their...

 

Trump Wins, Climate Loses

Trump Wins, Climate Loses

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2016 (ENS) – Republican and climate denier Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election, changing the global balance of power on climate change, just as the annual UN climate change conference...

 

Climate Cooperation Binds EU, Eastern European Nations

Climate Cooperation Binds EU, Eastern European Nations

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 23, 2016 (ENS) – At the first Eastern Partnership formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change, the EU and six partner countries to the east confirmed their joint commitment to cooperation...

 

Climate Mentioned Once in Bitter Presidential Debate

Climate Mentioned Once in Bitter Presidential Debate

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, October 10, 2016 (ENS) – Democrat Hillary Clinton confirmed her intention to fight climate change, while Republican Donald Trump affirmed his dedication to a fossil-fueled economy as the two candidates faced...

 
 
 
 

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