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One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll

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Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.

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Protecting California's beaches from Donald Trump

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Sat, 01/06/2018 (All day)

The boat left Redondo Beach’s King Harbor early Friday morning under conditions so perfect, I couldn’t think of one good reason to ever go back to the office.

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Democrats on both coasts cry foul after Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling plan

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Tue, 01/09/2018 (All day)

Democratic officials in California and New York accused the Trump administration of unfair partisan treatment Tuesday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exempted Florida from expanded offshore drilling — under pressure from the state’s Republican governor — without offering similar exemptions to other coastal states.

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Trump plan to expand oil and gas leasing in West draws, for the most part, a big yawn from industry

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Sun, 01/07/2018 (All day)

During his years in the White House, President Obama erected barriers to oil and gas development on the West’s public lands. President Trump, mindful of the energy industry’s view that those rules were too restrictive, has set his sights on dismantling them.

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California offshore drilling could be expanded for the first time since 1984 under federal leasing proposal

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Thu, 01/04/2018 (All day)

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California.