"After seven months and close to $2.5 billion, almost everybody in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico had their lights back on — until a freak accident on Wednesday plunged the entire island once again into darkness."
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- Source: NY Times, 04/19/2018
"The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic senators called for him to resign over allegations of ethics lapses."Source: Reuters, 04/19/2018
"Until recently, communities suing fossil fuel companies over the costs of climate change have been located on the coasts: cities and counties in California, and New York City. But now, the litigation has jumped inland."Source: NY Times, 04/19/2018
"A second person has died as the result of the wildfires that scorched across western Oklahoma, with the threat of more blazes Tuesday."Source: Oklahoman, 04/19/2018
"A federal judge today tossed out litigation challenging EPA's decision to delay an Obama-era rule curbing toxic wastewater discharges from power plants."Source: E&E News PM, 04/19/2018
"The U.S. Senate today blocked a procedural vote that would have removed Clean Water Act protection and U.S. EPA oversight of ballast water brought into the Great Lakes aboard ocean-going ships."Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 04/19/2018
"The mass quantities of food Americans waste every year has staggering environmental consequences, according to a study published Wednesday."Source: Washington Post, 04/19/2018
"Marking another victory for sports anglers, NOAA Fisheries says it will allow five Gulf Coast states to set their own fishing seasons for red snapper in federal waters in 2018 and 2019."Source: Greenwire, 04/19/2018
"The destructive invasive swamp rodents known as nutria are officially on the doorstep of one of the state's most critically important waterways."Source: Sacramento Bee, 04/19/2018
"The Trump administration has quietly reshaped enforcement of air pollution standards in recent months through a series of regulatory memos."Source: The Hill, 04/18/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt upgraded his official car last year to a costlier, larger vehicle with bullet-resistant covers over bucket seats, according to federal records and interviews with current and former agency officials."Source: Washington Post, 04/18/2018
"Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is now scrutinizing whether Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is fully complying with public records requests, given the fact that he has multiple government email addresses."Source: Washington Post, 04/18/2018
"The Interior Department will not be lowering the royalty rates from profits made from offshore drilling, despite a recommendation from an agency committee comprised largely of energy industry representatives."Source: The Hill, 04/18/2018
"Michael Catanzaro, a chief architect of President Donald Trump’s energy policy, is leaving the White House and returning to his former lobbying firm."Source: Bloomberg, 04/18/2018
"Conservation groups say a measure under consideration in the U.S. Senate this week could have a far-reaching ecological effect in the Great Lakes by changing the regulation of ballast water discharged by large ships."Source: Detroit News, 04/18/2018