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Trump Saw Opportunity in Speech on Environment. Critics Saw a ‘“1984” Moment.’

July 9, 2019
Coral Davenport, Katie Rogers | The New York Times
Reviewing new polling data, consultants working for President Trump’s 2020 campaign discovered an unsurprising obstacle to winning support from two key demographic groups, millennials and suburban women. And that was his record on the environment.
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White House blocked intelligence agency’s written testimony saying climate change could be ‘possibly catastrophic’

June 8, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Juliet Eilperin , Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
White House officials barred a State Department intelligence agency from submitting written testimony this week to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change could be “possibly catastrophic.” The move came after State officials refused to excise the document’s references to federal scientific findings on climate change.
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House Passes $19.1 Billion Disaster Bill Despite Earlier GOP Efforts To Stall It

June 4, 2019
Kelsey Snell | NPR
The House has approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package despite earlier objections from Republicans. The legislation was approved 354-58. All those who opposed it were Republicans. The Senate already passed the bill overwhelmingly and it heads to the president's desk for his signature.
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Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science

May 28, 2019
Coral Davenport, Mark Landler | The New York Times
President Trump has rolled back environmental regulations, pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord, brushed aside dire predictions about the effects of climate change, and turned the term “global warming” into a punch line rather than a prognosis.
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Senate Reaches $19 Billion Deal For Disaster Aid Without Border Wall Funding

May 24, 2019
Kelsey Snell, Tim Mak | NPR
The Senate approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package Thursday that includes money for states impacted by flooding, recent hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as money for communities rebuilding after wildfires. The measure passed overwhelmingly — 85-8.
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States aren’t waiting for the Trump administration on environmental protections

May 20, 2019
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
More than a dozen states are moving to strengthen environmental protections to combat a range of issues from climate change to water pollution, opening a widening rift between stringent state policies and the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda.
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Trump administration pushed to strip mention of climate change from Arctic policy statement

May 2, 2019
Anne Gearan, Carol Morello, John Hudson | The Washington Post
The Trump administration sought to remove references to climate change from an international statement on Arctic policy that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to endorse next week, leading to sometimes testy negotiations over how much to emphasize an issue considered a crisis for the region.
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As White House questions climate change, U.S. military is planning for it

April 9, 2019
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, Missy Ryan | The Washington Post
In February, the White House devised a plan to challenge the scientific consensus that the burning of fossil fuels is a main driver of climate change and poses increasingly serious economic and health threats to the United States and the world. But so far, the rest of the federal government hasn’t helped the Trump administration in its quest.
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Green New Deal Vote Sets Up Climate Change As Key 2020 Issue

March 26, 2019
Susan Davis | NPR
Senate Republicans will force a vote on the Green New Deal this week as part of an ongoing effort to turn the provocative climate change resolution into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. Democrats say the GOP gambit carries its own political risk of mocking an issue that is a priority for a growing number of Americans.
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