Month: December 2017

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Trump Nominee Withdraws Nomination To Lead EPA’s Chemical Safety Program

Michael Dourson, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety program, has reportedly withdrawn his nomination. Dourson worked 15 years at the EPA, but he has also consulted for chemical companies, Bloomberg reports, and for that work, he has received criticism. Dourson led Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, a non-profit consulting firm. […]Read More

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World Bank Group Commits To Phasing Out Financing For Upstream

Shift the subsidies Public financing helps fossil fuel projects continue. Take the World Bank Group which provided an average of more than $1 billion a year in upstream oil and gas financing from 2014 to 2016, according to Oil Change International. The good news is that after 2019, financing for those projects will no longer […]Read More

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The Paris Agreement and the Trump Effect

Easier said than done Last week, Taryn Fransen and Kelly Levin of the World Resources Institute published an informative analysis on the “Trump Effect” on the Paris Agreement, signed in Paris at COP21 in  December 2015. It was historic in many respects, not least of which was that it was the first time the whole […]Read More

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How Communities Living in Poverty Can Benefit From Renewable Energy

Impoverished communities around the globe lack access to essential amenities including heat, electricity and clean drinking water. Residents of rural communities are also in a similar situation. Electric companies have little incentive to add additional infrastructure to the electrical grid to provide these areas with electricity since it isn’t economical. Instead, residents are forced to […]Read More

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Trump Administration Signs Proclamations To Reduce Utah National Monuments

President Trump signed proclamations on December 4 to reduce the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah. The two monuments, Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM), will be reduced by 85 percent and 50 percent, respectively. The decision follows a four-month review of 27 national monuments designated in the […]Read More