From fast-growing southwest Florida, the
Naples Daily News
counts up the
progress and setbacks
on the environment.
An energy Industry observer says 2018 is the
for solar versus coal. One one will emerge at year’s end as a global leader.
Bloomberk.com weighs in on a rarely-asked, all-important question:
Can the public handle the truth
on the environment?
Several reasons for hope in 2018 U.S. environmental policy. But many more for despair.
Many EHN and Daily Climate readers contact us, asking if we can publish more good news.
Well, here it is for 2018
— but it’s still overwhelmed by the likelihood of bad news in U.S. environmental policy and politics. Just sayin’.
This, IMHO, is no way to drain a swamp.
Albert Kelly is a longtime associate of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The FDIC slapped the Oklahoma banker with a heavy fine and effectively banned him from any involvement with the banking industry again. Pruitt
rewarded his old crony
with the chairmanship of an EPA task force to “streamline” the perpetually controversial Superfund program. The story is brought to us by Sharon Lerner, a superb muckraker for
A Zinke joyride?
investigation has raised questions about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke using scarce wildfire funding for
non-essential helicopter travel
I’m from Jersey, and yes, I actually have a Cousin Vinny. But a more famous Vinny from Jersey
schooled the President on climate science.
chooled the President on climate science.
Vinny Guadagnino, former cast member from MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” set things right when Trump Tweeted that last week’s cold and snowfall in the Northeast bolstered his longstanding claim that climate change is a hoax.
I think climate change is more complex than global warming will make it hotter. It has to do with disruptions of atmospheric conditions,ocean patterns, jet streams and shit like that
— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO)
December 29, 2017
Trump’s fellow reality TV star responded in a Tweet that global warming “has to do with disruptions of atmospheric conditions, ocean patterns, jet streams, and shit like that.”
Top Weekend News
Optimism for 2018?
If that’s what you’re after, for goodness sake,
don’t look here
. The implosion of U.S. environmental politics in 2017 is likely to worsen in 2018. But there are some hopeful signs on the horizon.
The always-volatile recycling industry is coping with its latest setback: China, a primary destination for U.S. recyclables, is
banning import of “foreign waste.
Texas Tea’s mood swings:
by Lawrence Wright in the
on whether Texas can break its boom/bust dependency on Big Oil.
Today’s Climate must-read:
How climate deniers
game the system
at Google to make science-free stories and diatribes show up at the top of your climate search results.
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