EPA Rebuked for Resistance to Public Input on Clean Power Plan Repeal

The Trump administration has little interest in hearing dissenting opinions — or scientific facts — as it moves to repeal an Obama-era initiative intended to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, officials from New York and Connecticut said during a public hearing on Wednesday.

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California Counties Use Big Tobacco Lawsuit Tactics to Go After Big Oil

In a legal assault similar to the one that won multibillion-dollar awards from Big Tobacco, two Bay Area counties and a coastal city blamed Chevron, ExxonMobil and three dozen other oil, gas and coal companies for climate change and rising sea levels that threaten communities on the California coast.

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Calif. Governor and Former NY Mayor Lead Climate Change Coalition

As the Trump administration abandons progressive climate action in favor of deregulation, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a coalition of U.S. states, cities and businesses committed to driving down greenhouse gas emissions “with or without Washington.”

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Vote on First-in-Nation Oil Emissions Caps Stalls

Amidst doubts over the legality of an attempt by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to ram through last-minute changes to a proposal for the nation’s first-ever caps on greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries, the Air District’s board of directors postponed voting on the proposal.

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