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Trump Proposes EPA, DOI Cuts; Environmental Groups React

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out against the Trump administration’s newly released 2018 budget proposals for discretionary spending – which, among other things, would cut U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending by one-third. Among the proposals, President [Read More]

How Wind Energy Can Power Trump’s ‘America First’ Policies

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Written by Helmut Herold on February 16, 2017

Nope, it’s not a pipe dream: The rapidly flourishing wind industry could help the new administration fulfill its economic and industrial policies.

Governors To Trump: Here’s What We Need For Renewables Industry

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Written by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition, a renewable energy advocacy group headed by bipartisan Govs. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I., and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., is pleading with President Donald Trump and his administration to support and further grow the U.S.’ renewables [Read More]

Congressman Proposes Killing Environmental Protection Agency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

A newly elected congressman is seeking to completely abolish the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Yes, indeed, under H.R.861, the agency would be no more. U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., proposed the bill on Feb. 3. The text of the [Read More]

Major U.S. Climate March Planned For April 29

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

In the wake of last weekend’s Women’s Marches, activists have announced a “People’s Climate March,” which will take place on April 29 in Washington, D.C., and across the country. The effort is being organized by a coalition formed out of [Read More]

Grassley Pleads With Treasury Secretary For Smooth Wind PTC Phase-Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2017

At yesterday’s confirmation hearing for Steven Mnuchin, now-President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, made a plea for a “smooth transition” of the five-year phase-out of the federal wind [Read More]

530 Companies, 100 Investors Push For Low-Carbon U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from Fortune 500 firms to small, family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and Congress to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future in order to help curb climate change. [Read More]

States Speak Out To Trump On EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 03, 2017

A coalition of 19 states and localities, led by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, has called on President-elect Donald Trump to continue the federal government’s defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). In [Read More]

Trump’s New Pick For DOE Secretary Faces Backlash

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

To the dismay of several clean energy and environmental groups, President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly appointing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry head of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry, a Republican, served as Texas’ governor from 2000 to 2015 [Read More]

‘Climate Science Denier’ Pruitt Gets Nod To Head U.S. EPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Scott Pruitt, who has served as Oklahoma’s attorney general since 2010, has reportedly been named by President-elect Donald Trump’s Transition Team the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to his biography on the state of Oklahoma’s [Read More]