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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...

 

Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – The Government of Canada has agreed to purchase the controversial Kinder Morgan Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, TMEP, for...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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