Friday, January 20, 2017 | By Damian Carrington and Juliette Jowit | No Comments
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
To fulfill his campaign slogan of “Make America great again,” Donald Trump must back the boom in green technology—that was the message from the leading climate figures ahead of his inauguration as president on Friday.
Unleashing US innovation on the trillion-dollar clean technology market will create good US jobs, stimulate its economy, maintain the US’ political leadership around the globe and, not least, make the world a safer place by tackling climate change, the experts told the Guardian.…
Friday, January 20, 2017 | By Martha Roberts | No Comments
He’s taken large contributions from energy interests for his campaigns and raised millions more for partisan political groups.
Friday, January 20, 2017 | By Rebecca Leber | No Comments
As Donald Trump was sworn in Friday, the White House website got a major makeover. One of the casualties in the reset: any mention of the need to fight climate change.
The original White House page dedicated to the problem of climate change and former President Barack Obama’s policies to address it is now a broken link: “The requested page ‘/energy/climate-change’ could not be found.”
Instead, the White House website features Trump’s energy talking points from the campaign. The page—titled, “An America First Energy Plan”—makes no mention of climate change, other than to say, “President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the US rule.…
Friday, January 20, 2017 | By Felice Stadler | No Comments
Scott Pruitt spent his hearing running from his record of doing industry’s bidding when it comes to public health and environmental protection – because he knows the public won’t support it.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | By The Wilderness Society | No Comments
As the Obama Administration draws to a close, we recognize President Obama’s accomplishments in land conservation, energy reforms, efforts to help more Americans visit