Gov/Politics

Trump Disrupts France’s Effort to Green the G7 Summit

Trump Disrupts France’s Effort to Green the G7 Summit

  BIARRITZ, France, August 26, 2019 (ENS) – The seven industrialized countries that make up the Group of Seven (G7) – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States – had an ambitious environmental...

 

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

Democratic Debaters Wrestle With Climate Change

  MIAMI, Florida, June 29, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was on the formal presidential debate agenda for the first time as 20 Democratic presidential candidates with their hopes pinned to the 2020 election debated for the first time...

 

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Public Lands Critic to Oversee Fish, Wildlife and Parks

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2019 (ENS) – The Secretary of the Interior keeps illegally shuffling political officials into jobs requiring Senate confirmation, according to a legal complaint filed today by the nonprofit Public Employees...

 

Indigenous Pipeline Protest Disrupts Trudeau Fundraiser

Indigenous Pipeline Protest Disrupts Trudeau Fundraiser

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 22, 2019 (ENS) – An Indigenous leader demanding that cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline interrupted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his speech today at a Liberal fundraiser...

 

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Crisis Plan

  YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, April 29, 2019 (ENS) – Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke today proposed a climate change action plan that would mobilize $5 trillion over 10 years, require net-zero emissions...

 

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

Trump’s Choice to Head Interior Divides Washington

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – David Longly Bernhardt is an attorney, government administrator, and former lobbyist for the oil and water industries who serves as Acting United States Secretary of the Interior. He is fighting...

 

Environmental Activist Elected President of Slovakia

Environmental Activist Elected President of Slovakia

  EUGENE, Oregon, March 31, 2019 (ENS) – In what environmental lawyers in Eugene are calling “a stunning upset,” activist public interest attorney and Goldman Prize winner Zuzana Caputova has been elected President of...

 

Indigenous Woman Attacked at Trudeau Climate Rally

Indigenous Woman Attacked at Trudeau Climate Rally

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, March 8, 2019 (ENS) – A young Indigenous woman protesting Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s environmental policies on Native land was assaulted by a Liberal supporter during the Prime Minister’s...

 

Government Shutdown Becomes a ‘Polluters Holiday’

Government Shutdown Becomes a ‘Polluters Holiday’

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2019 (ENS) – Federal biological, pollution, and food safety monitoring has been suspended as hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed and forbidden from working due to the longest government...

 

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

New Speaker Pelosi Creates Select Climate Committee

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2019 (ENS) – Climate change was front and center as California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was today re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Democrats took control of that...

 

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

Macron Reverses Fuel Tax to Halt ‘Yellow Vest’ Revolt

  PARIS, France, December 10, 2018 (ENS) – The French government’s proposed hike in the price of climate-warming diesel fuel has set France on fire with the anger of people squeezed beyond what their budgets will bear, even...

 

UN Environment Chief Forced to Resign

UN Environment Chief Forced to Resign

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27, 2018 (ENS) – The head of the United Nations environment agency, Erik Solheim of Norway, has resigned after the British newspaper “The Guardian” revealed excess travel expenses and rule breaking...

 

Record Opposition Spending Doomed Eco-Ballot Measures

Record Opposition Spending Doomed Eco-Ballot Measures

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2018 (ENS) – Alaska voters have left the world’s largest salmon run unprotected from mining runoff into Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble gold, copper and molybdenum mine. The measure failed...

 

State Ballots Span Salmon, Carbon Fee, Renewables, Water

State Ballots Span Salmon, Carbon Fee, Renewables, Water

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 5, 2018 (ENS) – Environmental issues, from protection of the world’s largest salmon run in Alaska, to a fee on carbon emissions in Washington are on the ballot in 14 states as voters go to the polls...

 

Healthcare, Economy, Not Climate, Top U.S. Voters’ Concerns

Healthcare, Economy, Not Climate, Top U.S. Voters’ Concerns

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 2, 2018 (ENS) – Healthcare, the economy and immigration top the list of issues that voters consider important to their vote for Congress this year, according to Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup...

 

Majority Across USA Say Third Party Is Needed

Majority Across USA Say Third Party Is Needed

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2018 (ENS) – There is a need for a third, major political party, say a majority of Americans, 57 percent, while 38 percent believe the current two party system does an adequate job of representing the...

 

Trump Attacks Endangered Species Act

Trump Attacks Endangered Species Act

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration is proposing new rules for implementing the Endangered Species Act, ESA, that will make it more difficult to recover Threatened and Endangered species across the country. Conservation...

 

Pruitt Can’t Do It: Under Attack, EPA Head Resigns

Pruitt Can’t Do It: Under Attack, EPA Head Resigns

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 5, 2018 (ENS) – Scott Pruitt resigned as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today in the face of a long list of scandals involving disregard of science, overspending, and abuse of power...

 

EPA to Implement Pesticide Safeguards After States Sue

EPA to Implement Pesticide Safeguards After States Sue

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 15, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the agency will provide newly expanded pesticide safety training materials to agricultural workers – but it took a lawsuit...

 

Trump Won’t Endorse Environmentally Strong G7 Communique

Trump Won’t Endorse Environmentally Strong G7 Communique

  CHARLEVOIX, Quebec, Canada, June 11, 2018 (ENS) – U.S. President Donald Trump attended this year’s Group of Seven, G7, summit in Charlevoix June 8-9, but after clashing with the other G7 leaders over U.S. tariffs on steel...

 
 
 
 

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