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Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change

by Richard Luscombe, The Guardian Since taking office, Donald Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, rolled back numerous protections against environmental pollution and espoused coal as the fuel of the future, all in the name of job creation and ending what he sees as the “theft of American prosperity”. […]

South Dakota warns it could revoke Keystone Pipeline permit over oil spill

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News South Dakota regulators said they could revoke TransCanada’s permit for the 7-year-old Keystone Pipeline if an investigation into a large oil spill discovered last week concludes the company violated its terms. If that happens, the company would have to correct any issues—in the worst case, even replace part of the […]

Debunking climate change myths: A Thanksgiving conversation guide

by Staff, Insideclimate News Despite the unmistakable evidence that climate change is happening and that the effects we’re already experiencing are mostly caused by our own actions, it’s not uncommon to meet deniers—even around your own family’s holiday table. Some of the misinformation that creeps into the doubters’ discussions are the lingering leftovers of years […]

10 Senators call for investigation into EPA pushing scientists off advisory boards

by Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News A group of Senate Democrats is calling for an expanded investigation into efforts by the Trump Environmental Protection Agency to effectively push independent scientists off key EPA advisory boards and replace them with scientists from the fossil fuel and chemical industries. In a letter sent to the Government Accountability […]

SoCal Edison’s plan to ‘electrify everything’ could help the climate — and SCE’s profits

by Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun Seven million electric cars on the road. Thirty percent of heating systems in homes and businesses powered by electricity. And 80 percent of California’s electricity generated by climate-friendly power sources like solar, wind and water. That’s what Southern California Edison says will be needed by 2030 to meet the […]

California’s housing policy is holding back its climate policy

by Esmé E Deprez, Bloomberg The high cost of housing in California isn’t just hurting the state’s economy, fueling homelessness, and exacerbating economic inequality. It’s imperiling its reputation as a global leader in emissions reductions, too. Lila Cabrera’s move last year to Palmdale, a city of 160,000 in the high-desert region of Antelope Valley north […]

College Republican group ACC takes up Roosevelt’s environment mantle and hopes the GOP will follow

by Javier E. David, CNBC Dozens of college Republicans are tackling what might appear to be a mission impossible enough for Tom Cruise: Persuading GOP elders to embrace environmentally friendly policy. The American Conservative Coalition — a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization — is a group of young GOP campus activists that advocates pro-market clean-energy policies. On […]

A new ‘electric highway’ is going to connect Europe from Norway to Italy

by Fred Lambert, Electrek A few days after announcing its massive electric vehicle charging infrastructure expansion, European electric utility E.ON elaborated on its actual plan to rollout charging stations across Europe – including an ‘electric highway’ of ‘ultra-fast charging stations’ that will connect Norway to Italy. Aside from the announcement that they will have as […]