"Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has failed to meet a key deadline in his ongoing first-class travel saga."
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- Source: The Hill, 03/13/2018
"The Trump administration officially withdrew an Obama-era rule that would set higher standards for the treatment of animals whose meat could be sold as organic."Source: Newsweek, 03/13/2018
"Despite evidence that southeast Wisconsin is violating new and tougher emissions standards for smog, state officials are asking the Trump administration to set aside a recent federal finding and conclude the state is complying with the law."Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/13/2018
"The country’s top independent scientific advisory body has largely approved a major climate report being prepared by scientists within the Trump administration — suggesting that another key government document could soon emerge that contradicts President Trump’s skepticism about climate change and humans’ role in driving it."Source: Washington Post, 03/13/2018
"The scientists, from the UK, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries, warn that stronger measures are needed to keep global warming under 2 degrees."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/13/2018
"The Standing Rock Tribe argues in a report that thousands of barrels of oil a day could leak into the Missouri River and not be detected by the company's equipment."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/13/2018
"For more than a dozen years, the vast majority of sea turtles born on Florida beaches have been female, says Jeanette Wyneken, a biological sciences professor at Florida Atlantic University."Source: USA TODAY, 03/13/2018
"U.S. EPA's youngest social justice advisers are hammering the federal government for its lack of action on climate change."Source: ClimateWire, 03/13/2018
"While the orcas of Puget Sound are sliding toward extinction, orcas farther north have been expanding their numbers. Their burgeoning hunger for big fish may be causing the killer whales' main prey, chinook salmon, to shrink up and down the West Coast."Source: KUOW, 03/13/2018
"Parts of the U.S. northeast brace for a third powerful winter storm in two weeks that could bring high winds, a foot or more of wet snow and power outages Monday night and into Tuesday, officials said."Source: Reuters, 03/12/2018
"John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has killed an effort by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to stage public debates challenging climate change science, according to three people familiar with the deliberations, thwarting a plan that had intrigued President Trump even as it set off alarm bells among his top advisers."Source: NY Times, 03/12/2018
"U.S. EPA hired Republican campaign consultants to help produce a report touting Administrator Scott Pruitt's accomplishments."Source: Greenwire, 03/12/2018
"PORT FOURCHON, La. — A dozen miles off the coast, on a rusty, aging platform, workers in hard hats and overalls spend their days extracting oil and gas from the ocean floor before retreating at night into tiny weather-beaten steel cubes that act as dorms."Source: NY Times, 03/12/2018
"Less than a month after its release, President Trump's infrastructure plan appears to have crashed and burned in Congress."Source: The Hill, 03/12/2018
"The Trump administration named a new interim U.S. Forest Service chief on Thursday, just days after the prior head of the agency stepped down due to sexual misconduct allegations."Source: The Hill, 03/12/2018