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Mar-a-Lago

Trump’s Children Will Watch Mar-a-Lago Sink Into The Atlantic

Within 30 years, climatologists estimate, Trump’s beloved Mar-a-Lago could be vulnerable to flooding as many as 210 days a year due to global warming. Even mighty Donald cannot command the sea.

June 7, 2017
Trump Fisher-Price Noah play president

#EndorseThis: We Should’ve Bought Trump A Fisher-Price ‘Play President’ Set

As the leader of the free world dons a hardhat and mimes shoveling coal, Trevor Noah confesses: “President Trump may destroy the world, but goddam he’s cute. You can’t deny that.” Watching him on tape, the Daily Show host suddenly understands: “All Trump ever wanted to do was play president. We should have just given him […]

March 30, 2017
Energy Kids

Child’s Play: Team Trump Rewrites Department Of Energy Website For Kids

The changes on the energy website for kids were flagged by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, a group including scientists, lawyers, and archivists that started tracking changes to federal websites and data after Trump’s election.

February 17, 2017
Trump's environmental policy will spell doom

5 Ways President Trump Spells Doom For The Environment

Donald Trump’s most enduring legacy as president may be the lasting damage he does to the environment. The Trump administration will likely be filled with people who will benefit financially from more fracking, more industrial agriculture and factory farms, and expanded deregulation masquerading as trade policy.

November 11, 2016
Steam rises from the stakes of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming, in this file photo taken March 14, 2014. A vote to block the Obama administration's ambitious climate regulation, known as the Clean Power Plan, was one of Antonin Scalia's last acts as a Supreme Court justice. His sudden death may have opened a new path to the rule's survival. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/Files

Exposed: Coal Companies Secretly Funding Climate Science Denial

Peabody Energy’s Chapter 11 filing will likely yield further proof that Big Coal and climate science deniers are in cahoots.

April 16, 2016
Environemnt, Coal Industry, Pollution, Hazard, Energy, Mountaintop Removal Mining, Congress, Obama, Republicans

As Mountaintop Mining Spreads, Lawmakers Oppose Rule To Protect Streams

An upcoming rule to protect the environment and communities near mountaintop-removal mining operations is contested by Big Coal.

May 21, 2015
National News, Environment, Politics, Featured News, Court, EPA, Legacy, Obama, Laurence Tribe, Harvard, Coal Industry, Energy

Obama Legacy Gets Second Legal Test Over ‘Goof’ In Climate Rule

Obama’s mentor at Harvard, Laurence Tribe, will argue on behalf of big coal which seeks to repeal the President’s EPA rules to curb carbon emissions.

April 16, 2015

Analysis: EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule May Lay New Bet On Future Natural Gas Supplies

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times The Obama administration’s ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30 percent by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies. The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling into shale formations, has sharply boosted the […]

June 3, 2014

EPA Unveils Far-Reaching Climate Plan Targeting Power Plants

By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Monday morning unveiled its far-reaching proposal to curb climate change by substantially restricting emissions at power plants, a plan that promises to set off intense debate across the country amid the president’s boldest action yet to reshape the energy landscape. Under the proposal, the […]

June 2, 2014

Fracking Boom Is A Struggle For Kentucky

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The fracking revolution is not being kind to Kentucky’s role as an American energy leader, helping to decimate coal while struggling to deliver a natural gas boom for the state on par with nearby peers. Kentucky’s natural gas production more than doubled from 2008 to 2009. But […]

May 21, 2014