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News from the minority office of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led by Ranking Member .
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Let's not forget that the the Trump Administration has proposed 100 environmental rollbacks and deep cuts to conservation programs, including the . , president of , sets the record straight.
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Natural Resources Committee Aug 6
Trump signed an executive order to gut & to approve polluting projects without proving they won’t hurt Black, Brown & low income communities. Chair , & are demanding public records about projects Trump is fast-tracking.
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Senator Tom Carper Aug 6
Replying to @SenatorCarper
By undercutting and the Endangered Species Act, agencies could fast-track projects that tear through communities, hurt the environment, destroy habitats and threaten endangered species. Documents related to the implementation of this EO should be public.
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Senate EPW Democrats Aug 6
Trump’s Executive Order 13927 calls for agencies to report the projects, activities and decisions they will try to fast-track, undermining . 54 members, led by and , are asking CEQ to release those reports. Read more:
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Earthjustice Aug 6
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to analyze the environmental, economic, and public health impacts of projects BEFORE construction begins. Now, the Trump administration is gutting this essential law, so we’re taking them to court.
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Cory Booker Aug 5
I'm proud to have introduced this legislation alongside and . Our bill puts people over polluters by directly confronting the issue of environmental racism.
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Tammy Duckworth Aug 4
The combination of this pandemic & the extreme heat this summer poses a serious health threat for pregnant women—especially women of color. Wishful thinking won't make these issues go away. We need real action on the and the climate crises.
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Senate EPW Democrats Aug 4
8,000 people under evacuation orders due to the in California. 27,000 acres burned, with harmful wildfire smoke carrying eastward amid the crisis. Nine named storms already, a first for the Atlantic hurricane season. These are the numbers of a .
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Sen. Cory Booker Aug 3
Many scientists agree we're in one of the greatest periods of mass extinction in Earth's history & human activities are driving it. Habitat destruction isn't just bad for wildlife—it’s our own future that we put at risk when we destroy these ecosystems.
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Senate EPW Democrats Jul 31
24 to 37 percent of Bangladesh is submerged by floodwaters. 1 million homes inundated. 4.7 million people affected. 54 deaths. These are the numbers of a .
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NASA Earth Aug 2
Monsoon-related flooding, which has been ongoing since June 2020, has inundated a quarter of .
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Audubon Society Aug 2
“When you don’t address with justice the environmental issues of today, you are perpetuating the root causes of that inequity,” says Audubon’s . He and other activists of color are fighting for access and representation in environmental spaces.
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Senate EPW Democrats Aug 2
Extremely hot zones, like the Sahara Desert, now cover less than 1 percent of Earth. By 2070, those extremely hot zones could cover nearly 20 percent of Earth.
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Senate EPW Democrats Aug 2
26 of the 30 right whale deaths or injuries between 2012-2016 were caused by fishing gear entanglement, per . 's SAVE Right Whales Act would promote collaboration between states, NGOs and the fishing and shipping industries to reduce human impacts on right whales.
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Senate EPW Democrats Aug 2
This study comes four months after proposed to retain, rather than strengthen, the annual fine particulate matter standard, ignoring the recommendations of its own scientists and public health experts.
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Sheldon Whitehouse Aug 2
“Average global temperature will likely warm anywhere from 4.1°F to 8.1°F (or 2.3°C to 4.5°C) if deforestation & the burning of fossil fuels continue at the current rate”— meaning if we keep listening to the fossil fuel industry & its crooked front groups.
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Cory Booker Aug 2
Environmental injustice is a serious threat to Black and brown communities in New Jersey and across our nation. We need policies that will ensure all Americans can drink clean water and breathe clean air.
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Senate EPW Democrats Aug 2
In case you missed it, what the Trump administration called its "largest deregulatory initiative" is now under investigation by the EPA Inspector General.
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Senator Tom Carper Aug 1
Record heatwaves in Siberia—within the Arctic Circle—have intensified local wildfires, devastating local ecosystems The science is clear. This is clear evidence of climate change.
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NYT Climate Jul 31
Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, as experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.
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