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Mercury Can Cause Brain Damage In Kids. The EPA Wants To Weaken Rules On Its Emissions.

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Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:00pm

The Trump administration is taking steps to significantly weaken a major Obama-era regulation that curbs the amount of mercury that power plants are allowed to emit, according to multiple reports.

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Even without the Trump administration, the U.S. is upholding its commitment to the Paris climate agreement

Published: 
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:08pm

Rampant wildfires in the West, record high temperatures in the Arctic Circle, severe hurricanes in the Atlantic and the Pacific: Unless we reduce greenhouse gases now, these kinds of destructive “natural” disasters will only get worse.

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California vows to fight Trump EPA's move to freeze fuel economy rules

Published: 
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:14pm

The Trump administration Thursday pushed ahead with plans to unravel the federal government’s most effective action to fight climate change — aggressive fuel economy standards aimed at getting the nation’s cars and trucks to average more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025.

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Judge Kavanaugh could give conservatives the vote they need to rein in EPA rules on climate change

Published: 
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:09pm

In its most important environmental ruling of recent decades, the Supreme Court decided in 2007 that the greenhouse gases blamed for warming the planet can be regulated as air pollutants under the Clean Air Act of 1990.

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California vs. Trump ‘will be a giant case’ over air rules, could end up in Supreme Court

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Thu, 07/26/2018 - 5:35pm

California and like-minded states are girding for a legal battle with the Trump administration on whether those states have gone too far in controlling greenhouse gases from automobiles, a prospective case that legal scholars say — barring a last-minute settlement — is sure to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.