Gov/Politics

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...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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