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Trump fuel economy rollback is based on misleading and shoddy calculations, study finds

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Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:46pm

The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards relies on an error-ridden and misleading analysis that overestimates the costs and understates the benefits of tighter regulation, an independent study by leading economists, engineers and other experts has found.

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EPA Moves To Roll Back Coal Plant Rule In A Stunning Rebuke Of Global Climate Talks

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Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:42pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed gutting an Obama-era rule requiring coal-fired power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, defying increasingly desperate international negotiations to scale down planet-warming gases.

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Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline

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Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:50pm

A federal judge issued a major ruling Thursday halting construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline until the Trump administration carries out a valid updated environmental review of the project’s impact.

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Initiative to repeal gas tax increase is falling short, according to poll of California voters

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Sun, 10/21/2018 - 11:22am

A California initiative that would repeal gas tax increases is falling well short of the majority support needed to pass, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, jeopardizing a Republican strategy to use the measure to draw conservatives to the polls next month in hopes of helping GOP candidates in congressional and legislative races.

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A carbon tax is a good idea — so long as it doesn't come with industry handouts

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Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:57pm

Exxon Mobil made a bit of a splash Tuesday when it announced a $1-million, two-year donation to the Republican-led Americans for Carbon Dividends, an organization pushing for a national tax to help curtail emissions of atmosphere-warming carbon.