"International negotiations designed to address the sweeping global threat of climate change will quite likely be delayed by a full year because of the coronavirus pandemic."
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- Source: NYTimes, 05/27/2020
"Federal pipeline inspectors didn't like what they found when they looked at construction of the Permian Express pipeline."Source: Energywire, 05/27/2020
"The Trump administration's aggressive deregulatory agenda has run full-speed into a blockade set by Democratic attorneys general."Source: Greenwire, 05/27/2020
"A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy leases on hundreds of square miles."Source: AP, 05/27/2020
"More than 1,100 applications deluged a B.C. program creating a funding plan to restore dormant and inactive oil and gas wells within hours of the program’s launch."Source: Canadian Press, 05/27/2020
"House Democrats will focus this summer on passing essential legislation, including the Water Resources Development Act, a highway reauthorization bill, and appropriations measures, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/27/2020
"The EPA’s biggest union is pushing back against the agency’s plans to start the process that could lead to reopening some of its offices."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/27/2020
"President Donald Trump suggested to a news reporter they were being "politically correct" for wearing a face mask during a press conference at the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday afternoon."Source: Business Insider, 05/27/2020
"From doubling public transport to expanding electric bike rentals, Colombia's second city wants to use the virus recovery to reach climate goals".Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 05/27/2020
"The Florida Keys are a place where deer stand next to children at school-bus stops. They lounge on lawns. They eat snacks right out of people’s hands. So when the deer began acting strangely in the summer of 2016, the people of the Keys noticed. Bucks started swinging their heads erratically, as if trying to shake something loose. Then wounds opened on their heads—big, gaping wounds that exposed white slabs of bone."Source: The Atlantic, 05/27/2020
"For decades, the backbone of the nation’s disaster response system — and a hallmark of American generosity — has been its army of volunteers who race toward danger to help shelter, feed and counsel victims of hurricanes, wildfires and other calamities. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed a critical weakness in this system."Source: NYTimes, 05/26/2020
A report to Congress "doubles down on the administration’s stance that individual states, not the federal government, should bear primary responsibility for carrying out diagnostic tests to help curb the pandemic."Source: Washington Post, 05/26/2020
"An executive order signed by President Trump directing agencies to slash regulations in order to boost the economy is likely to lead to a number of court challenges."
"Some of the nation’s automakers are set to intervene in a lawsuit from a conservative group challenging the Trump administration’s plans to drastically reduce fuel economy standards."
"A coal company has challenged an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) power plant pollution regulation in court after the agency recently finalized changes that weaken the standards' legal underpinnings."