The Maryland Senate voted 32 to 13 on Thursday to override Gov. Hogan’s veto of a bill to boost the state’s use of renewable energy.
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- Source: Washington Post, 02/03/2017
"Scientists are seeing an uptick of the legacy toxic in Great Lakes fish and birds. Warming waters are the suspected culprit. More coal will make it worse."Source: Daily Climate, 02/03/2017
"U.S. officials are pressing a federal judge to lift his 2015 order blocking a proposed irrigation dam and fish passage on the Yellowstone River, warning that a rapidly-disappearing, ancient fish species faces a grim future with further delays to construction."
"A federal appeals court [Thursday] breathed new life into a challenge by environmental groups to U.S. EPA's registration of nearly 400 pesticides."Source: Greenwire, 02/03/2017
"A state judge has sided with a northern Michigan fish growing company that wants to dramatically increase production of rainbow trout on the Au Sable River, turning aside objections that the expansion would pollute the prized waterway."
"Clambering through a snowy meadow with drifts up to the tree branches, California's water managers measured the state's vital Sierra Nevada snowpack Thursday at a drought-busting and welcome 173 percent of average."
"Following President Trump's directive to the Army Corps to approve Dakota Access permit, opponents prepare legal fight over environmental impact."Source: InsideClimate News, 02/03/2017
"Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) withdrew legislation Thursday that would have transferred 3 million acres of land from federal to state ownership, citing objections from constituents who complained that the move would limit access to public hunting and fishing grounds."Source: Washington Post, 02/03/2017
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s website has begun to transform under the Trump administration. A group of researchers have found what are likely the first steps in a major overhaul of a site that’s been closely watched since President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Federal climate plans created under former President Obama, tribal assistance programs, and references to international cooperation have been stricken from the site."Source: Climate Central, 02/03/2017
"Lawmakers took the first step Wednesday toward repealing environmental regulations issued late in the Obama administration."Source: The Hill, 02/02/2017
"The Clean Power Plan is up against the wall." "President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Neil Gorsuch would be his nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. The environmental community was quick to react."Source: Think Progress, 02/02/2017
"Republican U.S. senators on Wednesday delayed a committee vote on President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency after the panel's Democrats boycotted the meeting, saying that nominee Scott Pruitt doubts the science of climate change."Source: Reuters, 02/02/2017
"It’s safe to say that Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) is no friend of environmentalists. He boycotted Pope Francis’s speech to Congress in 2015 because the pontiff addressed climate change. ... But his latest move came as a surprise to many."Source: Washington Post, 02/02/2017
"As U.S. President Donald Trump takes aim at what he considers an excess of federal regulations, a new lawsuit accuses the Environmental Protection Agency of illegally rescinding a rule to reduce the discharge of mercury from dental offices, mere hours after Trump took office."Source: Reuters, 02/02/2017
"With environmental regulations expected to come under heavy fire from the Trump administration, new research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and dementia risk."Source: LA Times, 02/02/2017