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INTERIOR: Decision time looms for 20 monuments

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:22 -0400

A week out from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's national monument recommendations, it's almost impossible to predict which sites the administration could target for reductions or even elimination.

FEDERAL AGENCIES: Trump officials celebrate funding while they quietly cut

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:23 -0400

New historic preservation grants showcase how the Trump administration will take credit for both cost-cutting and generosity on the same program.

CLIMATE: Economists, legal experts challenge Trump on carbon pricing

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:23 -0400

A group of economists and lawyers is arguing that the current calculation of the societal cost of greenhouse gas emissions is the best estimate available, despite President Trump's decision to withdraw the metric and disband the interagency working group that developed it.

Q&A: Being a climate scientist isn't easy in the age of Trump

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:24 -0400

Texas Tech University climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe gets hate mail and wrangles with Twitter trolls on a regular basis.

POLITICS: Senate Dems want probe of Trump hiring at EPA, CEQ

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:24 -0400

Two Senate Democrats are seeking a Government Accountability Office investigation into the Trump administration's hiring of political appointees at U.S. EPA and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

HOUSE: Pelosi gives speechwriter expanded 'Better Deal' role

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:24 -0400

Henry Connelly, a top speechwriter for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), is taking on an expanded role as deputy communications director for the House's top Democrat, one that will include emphasizing the benefit of clean energy jobs.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump axes infrastructure council

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:25 -0400

President Trump's planned advisory panel on infrastructure "will not move forward," a White House spokeswoman said.

FEDERAL WORKFORCE: Cabinet response to Trump on Va. unrest disappoints staffers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:25 -0400

Career government employees say they are disturbed by the lack of strong statements denouncing white supremacy from the Trump administration's Cabinet members.

COAL: Wyo. delegation opposes Justice's subsidy proposal

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:25 -0400

Wyoming lawmakers are opposing a plan by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) to give a $4.5 billion annual subsidy to Appalachian coal producers.

GRAND CANYON: Interior mum in heated debate over mining ban

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:26 -0400

An uneasy silence lingers over the more than 1 million acres where uranium mining is banned on either side of Grand Canyon National Park.

WEATHER: Southeast bears brunt of tornado damage

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:26 -0400

While the country's heartland is traditionally known as Tornado Alley, a new twister epicenter may be emerging in the Southeast.

WORKFORCE: Young conservationists struggle to find paid work

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:26 -0400

Young conservationists are struggling with crippling student debt and low-paying jobs that require extensive field time and experience.

NATURAL DISASTERS: Wet, poor African villages face landslide threats

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:26 -0400

Villages and cities across West and Central Africa may be vulnerable to the same destruction that killed over 400 people this week in Sierra Leone's capital.

ELECTRICITY: Power sector plans experiments during solar eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:27 -0400

Many power grid operators and electric utilities see the total solar eclipse as an exciting chance to experiment.

DOE: Hanford cleanup manager heads for the exit

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:27 -0400

The official overseeing the Department of Energy's largest nuclear cleanup will step down next month, according to an email obtained by E&E News.

DRINKING WATER: Contamination at military bases lingers for decades

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:28 -0400

The U.S. military has nearly 150 Superfund sites on its roster of current and former bases, but the cleanup process has been slow, leaving unsafe drinking water in surrounding communities and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

OREGON: Fish and Wildlife 'lost its way' on wolves — enviros

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:28 -0400

Leaders from 18 environmental groups wrote yesterday to Gov. Kate Brown (D) that Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife has "lost its way."

WISCONSIN: Lawmakers float bill to reverse sulfide mining ban

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:28 -0400

Republican state legislators in Wisconsin yesterday proposed a bill to end the state's moratorium on sulfide mining.

TANZANIA: Anti-poaching activist killed

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:29 -0400

An anti-poaching activist in Tanzania was fatally shot, colleagues said this week.

CHINA: Wanted: Interpreters for environmental inspections

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:06:29 -0400

Chinese environmental officials are deploying multilingual interpreters to help with inspections in a country with thousands of regional languages.