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Friday, December 7, 2018

EWG News Roundup (12/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Senate today narrowly approved President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who has openly criticized renewable energy and played a key role in the administration’s efforts to bail out the failing coal and nuclear industries.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency will repeal an Obama-era climate change regulation requiring coal-fired power plants to install technology that captures carbon dioxide emissions, according to reporting by The New York Times and Axios.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Total U.S. coal consumption is expected to fall to its lowest level in nearly 40 years, according to a report by the federal Energy Information Agency.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

A top coal executive who pushed the Trump administration for a bailout that would cost consumers billions of dollars a year admitted the president probably won’t be able to keep his campaign pledge to save the dying industry.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Now we know why President Trump doesn’t believe the dire climate change report issued by his own administration last week. Trump’s press secretary says the report is “not based on facts.”

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Monday, November 26, 2018

President Trump doesn’t believe the alarming climate change report by more than 300 scientists in 13 agencies in his own administration.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In 2009, a study in the research journal Utilities Policy concluded that wind and other sources of renewable energy would “never be able to contribute significantly to electric power supply.”

What a difference a decade has made.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

The section of the Environmental Protection Agency’s website that linked human activity, fossil fuels and carbon dioxide to climate change seems to have disappeared for good.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

For some time we’ve been calling the decline of the coal industry “a death spiral.” Now it’s more accurate to call it coal’s last gasp.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

News Roundup (10/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The White House has reportedly shelved a plan by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up the failing coal and nuclear industries by making operators of regional electric grids buy power from aging coal and nuclear plants.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is now the nation’s top environmental enforcement official.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly betrayed its responsibility to safeguard the health of children. But in recent weeks, the hostile actions of the president and Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s acting administrator, have escalated into nothing less than a war on children’s health.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog is launching an investigation over whether the agency has failed to enforce a critical program that tracks toxic spills into the environment.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he testified that he had ruled for the environment in “many” and a “large number” of cases.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The White House removed key language documenting the heightened risks climate change presents to children from a draft EPA proposal to repeal a rule to reduce heat-trapping chemicals leaking into the atmosphere, according to new documents first reported by E&E News.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As Hurricane Florence approached North Carolina last month, Duke Energy was busy securing power plants to weather the storm.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

It’s that they both lied about their environmental records when seeking Senate confirmation.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

In yet another rollback of public health protections, the Trump administration is preparing to gut a rule that has dramatically cut emissions of mercury, a toxic chemical known to harm the nervous systems of children and fetuses.

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