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New U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

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Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:11pm

Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth of planet-warming gases by the middle of the century, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Big polluters get help from the state, renewing doubts about California’s climate goals

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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 4:41pm

State authorities this week delivered on a controversial deal struck last year that handed oil companies and other major polluters a multimillion-dollar windfall.

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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.