Conservationists Sue to Block Federal Oil and Gas Leases in California

California environmental groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday to thwart plans to auction over 700,000 acres to the fossil fuel industry, calling the potential of new fracking operations a threat to the San Francisco Bay Area’s wildlife and aquifers.

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Scott Pruitt’s Reign

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce documents demanded by the Sierra Club regarding 25 employees appointed by President Donald Trump or former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who have a history of close ties with industries regulated by EPA, industry advocacy groups, or anti-environmental politicians or political groups — relationships that raise grave concerns about conflicts of interests and the ability of polluting industries to disproportionately influence EPA policy.

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Sierra Club Sues EPA For Missing Renewable Fuel Reporting Deadlines

The Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by failing to update Congress on the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard program, and failed to study whether increased ethanol use is causing harm to the environment, the Sierra Club claims in a federal lawsuit.

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