• Trump’s Climate Contrarian: Myron Ebell Takes On the E.P.A.

    • Date: 12/11/16
    • Henry Fountain, The New York Times

    In looking for someone to follow through on his campaign vow to dismantle one of the Obama administration’s signature climate change policies, President-elect Donald J. Trump probably could not have found a better candidate for the job than Mr. Ebell. The mug-shot posters, pasted on walls and lampposts around Paris by an activist group during […]

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  • Cold Feet: Germany Cuts CO2 Targets For Industry Ahead Of UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 11/11/16
    • Reuters

    The German government has bowed to pressure to water down its CO2 reduction targets for industry in the final version of its climate action plan, a document seen by Reuters showed. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is determined to hammer out the final details this week so that Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks can present the plan […]

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  • Washington’s Green Civil War

    • Date: 11/11/16
    • The American Interest

    Lost amidst the hubbub of the surprising election results this week have been some important ballot measures, one of the most interesting of which occurred in Washington state, where a proposal to implement a carbon tax fell far short of the required votes because—get this—a green coalition thought the policy didn’t go far enough. The […]

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  • Trump Has Easy Way To Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 10/11/16
    • Christopher Joyce, NPR

    During his campaign, Donald Trump called climate change a hoax. And he vowed to abandon the Paris climate agreement signed last year by President Obama and almost 200 countries. It probably wouldn’t be hard for Trump to dump the climate deal. In Paris, the world’s nations pledged to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases. But […]

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  • ‘Just Scrap’ Obama’s Energy Rules, Trump Adviser Says

    • Date: 10/11/16
    • Bill Lovless, USA Today

    The man that Donald Trump calls the “king of energy” in the U.S. predicts quick action by the next president to roll back Obama administration policies opposed by the oil and natural gas industry. “There are so many of them. You just scrap them,” Harold Hamm, the billionaire CEO of Continental Resources, said Wednesday, hours […]

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  • Trump Victory Raises Hopes Of Coal Making A Comeback

    • Date: 09/11/16
    • John W Miller, The Wall Street Journal

    Coal still facing stiff competition from low-cost shale gas Donald Trump holds a sign supporting coal during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., on Oct. 10, 2016. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to revive the U.S. coal industry made him wildly popular in coal country, and his election is now fanning hope in that […]

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  • Analysis: New U.S. President Will Reverse Obama’s Energy And Climate Priorities

    • Date: 09/11/16
    • Steven Mufson and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post

    Donald J. Trump comes into office with a plan to toss out most of what President Obama achieved on energy and the environment. While vowing to “cancel” the international Paris climate accord Obama championed, Trump would also rearrange domestic energy and environmental priorities. He wants to open up federal lands to oil and gas drilling […]

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  • Dark Mood In Brussels: President Trump Can Kill UN Climate Deal, Warns EU Carbon Market Chief

    • Date: 09/11/16
    • EurActiv

    The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States is a “real and imminent threat” to the fight against climate change, and “completely upends every single element” of the Paris Agreement, making it almost impossible to deliver, the MEP leading EU carbon market reform has warned. Trump, elected today (9 November), has called […]

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