New EPA document reveals sharply lower estimate of the cost of climate change

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a detailed 198-page proposed analysis of the costs and benefits of its move to repeal the Clean Power Plan, suggesting the administration plans to greatly decrease the government’s estimates of the cost of climate change. The document explains the consequences of scrapping the More...

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power-plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war against coal is over’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring More...

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There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization, scientists say

New research published on Monday finds there is so much wind energy potential over oceans that it could theoretically be used to generate “civilization scale power” — assuming, that is, that we More...

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Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war on coal is over.’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky Monday he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, More...

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EPA chief tells coal miners he will repeal power plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war on coal is over’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky that he will propose repealing a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Speaking at an event with More...

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By admin On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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This coal lobbyist once wrote Trump was a ‘bully.’ Now he’s the nominee for EPA’s No. 2 spot.

Back in February 2016, Andrew Wheeler, a prominent coal lobbyist, was working as volunteer consultant for energy and environmental policy for the campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Ahead of the More...

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EPA inspector general now investigating Pruitt’s use of military, private flights

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general on Friday acknowledged plans to expand its inquiry into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s travel habits, marking the latest Trump Cabinet member More...

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Interior Department whistleblower resigns, bipartisan former appointees object to Zinke’s statements

An Interior Department executive turned whistleblower who claimed the Trump administration retaliated against him for publicly disclosing how climate change affects Alaska Native communities resigned Wednesday. More...

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By admin On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Trump administration will propose repealing Obama’s key effort to combat climate change

The Trump administration plans to scrap former president Barack Obama’s signature plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants, arguing that the previous administration overstepped More...

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By admin On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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One of the oldest climate change experiments has led to a troubling conclusion

One of the regular complaints of climate change doubters and skeptics is that scientific projections of a dire future are too heavily based on computer simulations, or models, which — they say — More...