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Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight

September 4, 2019
Juana Summers, Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party’s base increasingly demands aggressive action.

Discussing the intersection of politics and the environment

August 30, 2019
From wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to the receding white ice of the Arctic, climate change confronts global leaders.
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Trump administration to reverse limits on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas

August 29, 2019
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
The Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce Thursday that it will loosen federal rules on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas linked to climate change, according to two senior administration officials.
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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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