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Meet The White House’s New Chief Climate Change Skeptic

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/01/698073442/heres-the-white-houses-top-climate-change-skeptic?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politicsWilliam Happer, a Princeton scientist who is doubtful of the dangers of climate change, appears to be leading a White House challenge to the government’s conclusion that global warming is a threat. (Image credit: Gage […]

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EPA: Democrats air concerns at Wheeler vote

https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/stories/1060119751/feedConcerns about tailpipe emissions rules and a treaty on heat-trapping refrigerants were among the reasons Senate Democrats voted against advancing President Trump’s pick to lead EPA. Original Title: EPA: Democrats air concerns at Wheeler vote […]

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GOP donor gave Pruitt $50,000 for legal defense

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/420176-gop-donor-gave-pruitt-50000-for-legal-defenseA major Republican donor gave former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt $50,000 for his legal defense fund before he stepped down in July.In an ethics filing the EPA released Thursday, Justina Fugh, the […]

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EPA staffers were upset when Pruitt wanted to host a public debate on climate change: report

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/419820-epa-staffers-upset-in-emails-when-pruitt-wanted-to-host-publicEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) staffers emailed one another expressing concern and anger in 2017 when then-Administrator Scott Pruitt suggested hosting a public debate on human-caused climate change, The Daily Beast reported on… Original Title: EPA staffers were upset […]

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EPA to replace Obama coal-plant rule

https://www.axios.com/epa-set-to-replace-obama-coal-plant-rule-91f153e2-1808-4303-bcc6-94d4a493eb6a.htmlThe Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce Thursday it is weakening an Obama-era rule that had required costly technology capturing carbon dioxide emissions on new coal plants, according to multiple people familiar with the […]