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The U.S. Senate has taken a surprising move: a bipartisan stance supporting clean energy. That was in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s campaign to gut the Department of Energy in the 2018 fiscal year budget. The Senate Committee on Appropriations reversed course and actually proposed a $4 billion increase over fiscal year 2017 for […]

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is ready to go “very aggressively” after automakers who’ve cheated on diesel emissions rules as did Volkswagen AG. While being known for fighting the EPA in recent years, Pruitt said in interview that he’s quite serious about enforcing rules that VW admitted breaking in September 2015. Most recently, […]

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President-elect Donald Trump just appointed an EPA chief who has experience taking on legal battles with the agency over Obama’s climate change policies. Announced yesterday, Trump’s appointee as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. While environmental groups and members of Congress vehemently oppose the move, it was in line […]

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