Biden’s climate proposal could cost more than $1.7 trillion

Enviroment 02/03/21, 16:36

The proposal put forward by President Joe Biden to counteract the alleged effects of controversial climate change could cost more than $1.7 trillion, according to estimates reported by Fox News on Feb. 3.   During his election campaign, Biden said that he would implement the Green New Deal as the basis for ...

Brazil reduces top environment council, trims independents

Enviroment 05/30/19, 10:47

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is slashing the size of a body that oversees environmental policy, effectively reducing the role of non-governmental organizations.The decree issued Wednesday cuts the size of the National Council of the Environment from 100 to 21. It also eliminates 105 "alternate" members who traditionally have taken part ...

Ex-ministers condemn course of Brazil’s environmental policy

Enviroment 05/08/19, 18:24

Eight former Brazilian environment ministers are lashing out at far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, saying his administration is "wrecking" environmental protections.Gathered Wednesday at the University of Sao Paulo, the former officials issued a blistering statement on what they called the government's attacks on public policies that protect the ecosystem.They said the ...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro eyes new body for environmental policy

America 04/07/19, 23:02

The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro is considering a dramatic change in the council that oversees Brazil's environmental policy, replacing a broad-based panel of independent voices with a small group of political appointees, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Activists say they fear the move, which reflects Bolsonaro's oft-stated ...

US to waive environmental reviews for San Diego border wall

Politics 02/07/19, 23:58

The Trump administration said Thursday it would waive environmental reviews to replace up to 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) of border barrier in San Diego, shielding itself from potentially crippling delays. The Department of Homeland Security said it would issue the sixth waiver of Donald Trump's presidency under a 2005 law that ...

Trump officially nominated an EPA head. Get ready for another confirmation fight

Politics 01/10/19, 04:50

In a move that was long expected, President Donald Trump formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to serve as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The White House announced Wednesday the president has sent Wheeler’s nomination to the Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee — which must pass Wheeler before he can ...

Cantwell, Hutchison meet in second Washington Senate debate

Politics 10/20/18, 16:56

Candidates in Washington's U.S. senate race clashed Saturday over policies on the environment, trade and tariffs, immigration and health care. Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison held their second debate in Spokane and touched on many of the themes they struck in their first debate Oct. 8 ...

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