Trump official under fire after granting broad access to mining and oil firms

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, News
Mar
9

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Oil platform. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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A key Trump administration official scheduled roughly twice as many meetings with mining and fossil-fuel representatives as with environmental groups, public records requests have revealed…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK (03-09-2018)

Federal penalties against polluters at lowest level in a decade under Trump; Guardian UK (02-09-2018)
Figures released by the EPA show that 115 crime cases were opened in 2017, down from a peak of nearly 400 in 2009…

EPA Fines Declined More than 70 Percent in 2017; Yale E360 (02-09-2018)
The Environmental Protection Agency fined polluters $1.6 billion in penalties for breaking emissions rules in fiscal year 2017 — one-fifth of the $5.7 billion that the Obama-era EPA fined companies and municipalities the year before…

Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change; Guardian UK (12-01-2017)

Global Climate Meeting Will Forge Ahead, Despite Trump’s Contempt; Scientific American (11-03-2017)

Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change; Guardian UK (12-01-2017))
The big businesses Donald Trump claims to champion are increasingly choosing to ignore the US president’s sceptical stance on climate change and press ahead towards their own environmental goals without him.

As Trump Retreats, States Are Joining Forces on Climate Action; Yale E360 (10-09-2017)

The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era; Guardian UK (06-12-2017)

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