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Wildfires, Election Interference Highlight Political Inaction On Key Issues

September 12, 2020
Asma Khalid, Tamara Keith, Miles Parks, Lauren Sommer | NPR
As wildfires rage across the west, activists are noting the campaign's relative silence on the issue of climate change. Natural disasters of all sorts, from heat waves to hurricanes, are made worse as humans continue to increase their emissions.
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Trump, Calling Himself ‘the No. 1 Environmental President,’ Green Washes His Record

September 9, 2020
Annie Karni, Lisa Friedman | The New York Times
President Trump, who has vowed to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, loosened restrictions on toxic air pollution, rolled back clean water protections and removed climate change from a list of national security threats, stood in front of supporters in Jupiter, Fla., on Tuesday and declared himself “a great environmentalist.”
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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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March 20, 2019
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February 27, 2019
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