Union of Concerned Scientists

Trump EPA Plows Ahead With ‘Mind-Bogglingly Stupid and Destructive’ Rollback of Methane Emissions Rules

In a widely anticipated move Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency yet again advanced President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda by weakening rules on oil and gas companies’ emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane that were put in place by the Obama administration. “These rollbacks distort and defy basic principles of science, economics, and policy design—an …

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In Minnesota, Ellison Announces Climate Lawsuit Against Exxon, Koch, and API

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit Wednesday against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute for mounting a 30-year “campaign of deception” related to the climate crisis. “There are no more worthy targets of a climate fraud lawsuit than Exxon, Koch Industries, and API: the unholy trinity of climate denial,” said Richard …

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‘We Must Act Now’: 180 House Democrats Urge Pelosi to Save Clean Energy Industry ‘Decimated’ by Pandemic

As Congress continues to debate whether and how to keep helping workers and businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, over three-quarters of House Democrats sent a letter Monday urging the lower chamber’s party leaders to ensure the delivery of further relief to the “crucial” clean energy industry, which has been “decimated” by the public …

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