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White House wants to change environmental rules to speed up highway projects, pipelines and more

January 9, 2020
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
The White House is moving to exempt projects without significant federal funding from environmental reviews that have been required for 50 years, a major shift that would make it easier to build mines, expand airports and lay pipelines, among other things, according to three people familiar with the proposal.
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Trump’s attacks on wind turbines, low-flow toilets and LED lightbulbs set up key campaign clash with Democrats

December 24, 2019
Toluse Olorunnipa, Juliet Eilperin, | The Washington Post
While Democratic presidential candidates have called for sweeping measures to eliminate the U.S. carbon footprint, President Trump is promising voters a world free of the everyday inconveniences associated with combating climate change — rolling back lightbulb regulations, ordering a study on low-flow toilets and turning bans on plastic straws into a campaign rallying cry.
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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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What Bolsonaro’s presidency means for Brazil and the Amazon

August 28, 2019
Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
In the Amazon rainforest, historic levels of deforestation and fire have prompted global outcry. But what’s driving the devastation?
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Trump Saw Opportunity in Speech on Environment. Critics Saw a ‘“1984” Moment.’

July 9, 2019
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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3 stories you might have missed

March 20, 2019
Have you been keeping up? Check out these stories you might have missed.
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3 stories you might have missed

February 27, 2019
Have you been keeping up? Check out these stories you might have missed.
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Explaining the Green New Deal

February 15, 2019
What does the Green New Deal mean for the Democratic Party?
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3 stories you might have missed

February 13, 2019
Have you been keeping up? Check out these three stories you might have missed this week.
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