"Democratic lawmakers are challenging a new Trump administration report they say is – along with other White House moves – a precursor to opening the Grand Canyon to uranium mining."
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- Source: The Hill, 06/06/2019
"President Donald Trump is getting his facts wrong when it comes to clean air in the U.S. In remarks Wednesday with Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, he insisted the U.S. has the “cleanest air in the world” and is “setting records environmentally.” That’s not the case. The Obama administration set the records for clean air in 2016, and air quality under Trump has worsened since then."
"A federal judge has blocked the grazing permits issued to father and son ranchers who were the focus of a battle about public land."
"The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, chose to go “off script” Wednesday morning when he warned the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) against trusting the media."Source: Think Progress, 06/06/2019
"A huge blob that appeared on the National Weather Service’s radar wasn’t a rain cloud, but a massive swarm of ladybugs over Southern California."
With new plans by Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, Democratic presidential candidates are making climate change a central issue in the primary and cranking up ambitions for acting on climate.Source: NY Times, 06/05/2019
"Three federal judges heard arguments Tuesday about whether young people have a constitutional right to be protected from climate change. In the lively, hourlong hearing, the judges, from the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, pushed skeptically on the arguments of both sides."Source: NY Times, 06/05/2019
"Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil sped up in May to the fastest rate in a decade, according to data from an early-warning satellite system, as experts pointed to activity by illegal loggers encouraged by the easing of environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro."Source: Reuters, 06/05/2019
"Mary Gonzalez wanted to know why there wasn’t an alarm when a tank holding toxic chemicals caught fire in Deer Park in March."Source: Houston Chronicle, 06/05/2019
"Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world’s largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct."Source: ap, 06/05/2019
"Michigan authorities investigating contamination of the city of Flint’s water supply obtained a search warrant to seize former Governor Rick Snyder’s cell phone and hard drive, according to court documents made public on Monday."Source: Reuters, 06/05/2019
"One of the only things standing between the residents of Keystone, in McDowell County, and more reliable water service is access to a backhoe, said Vondalere Scott, the town clerk and current acting mayor."Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 06/05/2019
"MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — TransCanada Corp. CEO Russ Girling pledged "years of safe, reliable and efficient operation" last year when his company launched the Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline. Five months later, it blew up, snapped by a landslide."Source: EnergyWire, 06/05/2019
"Over the past few months, graduate students and researchers at California’s Moss Landing Marine Laboratories have scoured coastal waters, collecting seaweed in the hopes of finding a native species that could help gassy cows."Source: Civil Eats, 06/05/2019
"Conservative media organization National Review is taking its legal battle against climate scientist Michael Mann to the Supreme Court — the latest push in a case involving climate science and the First Amendment."Source: ClimateWire, 06/05/2019