EPA Walks Back Protections Against Methane, a Potent Planet-Warmer

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By Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed—yet again—to scrap protections that curb methane leaks from oil and gas operations, the largest source of this greenhouse gas in the United States. Pound for pound, methane is the second-most important...
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Trump Orders Forest Protection Rollbacks

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By Virginia Cramer, Sierra Club The Washington Post broke news yesterday that Trump has ordered the Forest Service to roll back protections for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. As the Post noted: “The move would affect more than half of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest,...
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EPA’s Free Pass for Oil and Gas: Another Climate Surrender

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council Climate change is already causing unprecedented heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, storms, and floods. Today, Hurricane Dorian is barreling down on Florida, and the Amazon, Alaska, and Siberia are on fire. And the world’s climate scientists are...
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