Environmental groups file lawsuit over Trump climate actions
01:30, Apr 3, 2017
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Environmentalist activists have entered their two cents as well.
Not so fast. Most experts are skeptical this new order will result in many new coal jobs in the short term, as those jobs face bigger threats from automation and cheap natural gas than they do from federal regulation.
The C.P.P., which places limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants and would have forced hundreds to close, was the product of years of debate and negotiation between industry and environmental groups, economists, and policymakers.
Last year "was the hottest year on record, beating 2015 which was the hottest year before that", he added, citing recently released data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The Clean Power Plan is a common-sense standard on carbon pollution that gives states and the utility industry tremendous flexibility to cut carbon pollution at the lowest cost possible".
A coalition of 16 states and the District of Columbia said they will oppose any effort to withdraw the plan or seek dismissal of a pending legal case, while environmental advocates said they're also ready to step in to defend environmental laws if the USA government does not. "No one country is going to solve this alone", he said.
Undoing the Clean Power Plan could make it easier for power plants to keep burning coal. The executive order (like many of Trump's actions to date) is largely ceremonial, however.
The Interior Department past year placed a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands to review the climate change impacts of burning the fuel and whether taxpayers were getting a fair return.
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I will say this: "It will go back to the states, and the states will then make a determination", Trump said at the time. Gorsuch said several cases in which he had ruled for corporations over workers "don't represent the body of my work".
"I am taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job killing regulations", Trump said, surrounded by members of his cabinet and a group of coal miners. President Trump's latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry's prospects immediately. Several states have sued the energy company for allegedly deceiving the public about the role of fossil fuels in global warming. "In my view, it will have virtually no impact", said professor James Van Nostrand of West Virginia University, who said the decline of coal had more to do with higher mining costs and cheaper natural gas and renewables.
"Donald Trump's attempt to turn the USA into a Jurassic Park run by dinosaur energy will eventually fail", said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Thirdly, Trump wants to strip consideration of the long-term effects of climate change from routine government decision-making. They're calling it an attempt to lead America backward to an era of more pollution instead of forward to the clean energy economy that creates good jobs in red and blue states alike.
What's more, many older plants still in use were made exempt from key provisions of the 1970 Clean Air Act, under the assumption they would eventually be replaced.
"In the event that people are concerned about Carbon dioxide emissions, by their own admission, the EPA said it would only reduce them by 0.2 percent", said Inhofe.
Still, others cheered Trump's directive as an economic boon.
In a call with reporters, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said presidents don't have legal authority to just do away with Environmental Protection Agency regulations with the stroke of a pen. What does it mean for the future of USA environmental policy? She helped former President Barack Obama forge the rule that Trump eliminated.
"Donald Trump and Ryan Zinke have made it clear that they believe America's public lands exist for only one objective: fossil fuel development". The energy giant is being investigated for allegedly misleading the public and shareholders about what it knew about the dangers of climate change.
SC beat third-seeded Baylor by 20 on Friday and Florida eked out a one-point win over Wisconsin in overtime later that night. OR prediction and game preview, as the No. 1 Tar Heels and No. 3 Ducks face off in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.
With time running out in the first half, and Purdue hoping to cut a 5-point deficit even further, Lagerald Vick deflected a pass. He put up a dominant stat line , contributing on both ends of the floor and showing that Purdue had nothing to offer him.
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Microsoft said Wednesday that it will roll out the Creators Update to some 400 million Windows 10 devices worldwide over time. The Guide has also received an update and with a single press on the controller button, users can view the enhanced Guide.
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North Carolina's big first half held up as the Tar Heels drilled Butler, 92-80, in Sweet 16 action from FedEx Forum in Memphis. Johnathan Motley led the Bears with 18 points, but 10 of those came late in the game with the Bears facing a 20-point deficit.
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Calipari credited the late turnaround to his team's ability to regroup following losses to Tennessee, Kansas and Florida. The Gators were trying for their sixth Final Four appearance and that includes the titles in 2006 and 2007.
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That game-winner came two days after Maye had 16 points and 12 rebounds his first career double-double in a win over Butler. If Bell struggles and the Ducks have to rely heavily on just Dillon Brooks , it's going to be tough for OR to win this one.
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And, speaking of which, Cersei's blithe walk across the Red Keep shows she's confident, but certainly not untouchable. What if the key to Cersei keeping the Throne is her making an ally of the icy zombies? Winter is definitely coming.
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Trump tweeted early Thursday, "The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast". The group is working with leadership and moderate Republicans to try to bring back the bill in a different form.
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Early on in the episode, one of Negan's ( Jeffrey Dean Morgan ) previously-nameless goons, David, snuck into Sasha's prison cell. After reluctantly taking him up on his offer, Negan lets it slip that a "little birdie" told him Rick is up to his old tricks.
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The seventh-seeded Gamecocks used a 14-0 run to take a 29-15 lead over Baylor late in the first half in an East Region semifinal. They said goodbye with a resounding thud after going 0-fer from 3-point range in the second half of Sunday's 77-70 loss to SC .
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Justin Jackson finished with 19 points and also played tough defense on Monk, limiting him to 10 shots and 12 points. Jackson will shoot better from the perimeter, and both Dorsey and Brooks will go dry from three-point territory.
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Xavier has been scoring 1.21 points per possession in the tournament, and the team is making 63 percent of their two-point shots. Fans lustily booed Kentucky coach John Calipari in his first game in Memphis since leaving in April 2009 for the Wildcats.
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I think he sold his soul in exchange for a Cubs World Series win and the Devil threw in this tourney run as a signing bonus. The Mountaineers managed to secure offensive rebounds after both shots and got the ball back in his hands.