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Plant a trillion trees: U.S. Republicans offer fossil fuel-friendly climate fix

13 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. | Video

CORRECTED-Plant a trillion trees: Republicans offer fossil-friendly climate fix

12 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will propose legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions.

Trump administration scales back U.S. water protections

23 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday to pare back the types of waterways protected from pollution under federal law, easing burdens on industries like agriculture and mining but angering environmental groups.

Coal states ask Supreme Court to overturn Washington coal terminal ban

22 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Wyoming and Montana, two coal-producing western states, on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington state's decision to block on environmental grounds a coal export terminal intended as an outlet to Asian markets.

Coal states ask Supreme Court to overturn Washington coal terminal ban

21 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 Wyoming and Montana, two coal-producing western states, on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington state's decision to block on environmental grounds a coal export terminal intended as an outlet to Asian markets.

Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassies

12 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies, an assertion made by President Donald Trump in justifying the killing of Iran's top general. | Video

White House unveils plan to speed big projects permits

09 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to speed permitting for major infrastructure projects like oil pipelines, road expansions and bridges, one of the biggest deregulatory actions of the president's tenure. | Video

White House unveils plan to speed big projects permits, sidestepping climate concern

09 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to speed permitting for major infrastructure projects like oil pipelines, including by dropping consideration of their potential impact on climate change.

U.S. oil industry warns of economic fallout from Democratic drilling ban

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The head of the largest U.S. energy industry group on Tuesday warned that Americans risk choosing the "wrong path" in the 2020 presidential election if they vote for a candidate seeking to fight climate change by banning drilling.

U.S. oil industry launches ad campaign touting emissions cuts

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 7 The U.S. oil and gas industry on Tuesday unveiled a public relations campaign touting its role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions - part of an effort to defuse the rising political pressure on drillers over climate change.

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