A new analysis made public on Friday found that an E.P.A. website has been scrubbed of scores of links to materials to help local officials prepare for a world of rising temperatures and more severe storms. New York Times.
International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the United States has said it will quit the pact. New York Times.
Take it from four former U.S. EPA chiefs - this is all going to get much worse before it gets better. ClimateWire.
President Trump is installing nominees at federal agencies to serve as "advisers" without a stamp of approval from Congress. Greenwire.
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's suggestion that he'd get rid of advisory committee members who also receive EPA grants has roiled the research community. Greenwire.
Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling— and they don’t plan on stopping there. Bloomberg News.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hinted Tuesday at plans to rid the agency’s scientific advisory boards of researchers who get EPA grants, arguing that the current structure raises questions about their independence. Washington Post.
U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth’s remaining paradises. Reuters.
A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Associated Press.
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt moved today to curb settlements with environmental groups, a practice critics say the Obama administration used to issue new regulations. Greenwire.
The administration is moving forward on decisions that depend on science despite leaving the top White House scientific position open. Washington Post.
The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a directive to his agency on Monday seeking to end the practice of settling lawsuits with environmental groups behind closed doors, saying the groups have had too much influence on regulation. Reuters.
President Donald Trump has picked Kathleen Hartnett White, a former Texas regulator and unapologetic advocate of expanding U.S. fossil fuel production regardless of carbon dioxide emissions, for the top White House environment post. InsideClimate News.
Every morning is filled with anxiety in this hardscrabble town so intertwined with the fortunes of its hulking coal power plant that a drawing of the facility is emblazoned on the community’s police force emblem. Los Angeles Times.
The moves to save this industry have actually exposed its weaknesses — and revealed a trend that coal companies and the Trump administration have not acknowledged publicly: Despite Trump’s best efforts, the American coal industry remains on life support. Washington Post.
The prospects for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration are better than they have been in years. New York Times.
As the Trump administration mulls whether to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, its legal foes are already plotting creative courtroom challenges against U.S. EPA and directly against utilities. ClimateWire.
How does Senator Don Blankenship sound to you? Greenwire.
US EPA has announced with great fanfare that it plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, but another major climate rule for power plants is still on the books. ClimateWire.
Gov. Inslee: Repeal of Clean Power Plan is ‘Trump Administration’s total abdication of American leadership.'
Gov. Jay Inslee said the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Act won’t deter Washington state’s efforts to limit carbon pollution. Bainbridge Island Review, Washington.
“It was really just a small minority of businesses that were against it.” The Atlantic.
For decades Big Bend's stunning vistas have been compromised by poor air quality that Texas, working with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, is supposed to address. The Guardian.
The EPA is adopting delaying tactics to undo climate rules governing power plant emissions, while the Energy Department is trying to play the crisis card. InsideClimate News.
For California, repeal of the Clean Power Plan won’t make much difference. For West Virginia, it could matter a lot. New York Times.
Denial by the White House will sadly increase the intensity of storms and wildfires. more…
As top automakers commit to take on climate change, industry lobbyists are undermining fuel economy and emissions standards. more…
Beijing sees an interconnected world where environmental sustainability is crucial to maintaining political support, global stability and economic growth. more…