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Northern right whales are on the brink, and Trump could be their last hope

The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.
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Pendley's own words disqualify him from leading the BLM

William Perry Pendley is finally up for Senate confirmation. Here's a reminder of why he is not up to the job.
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Why US scientists say summer heat is not halting coronavirus

Scientists say that air conditioned indoor venues, with closed spaces and recirculated air, are replicating winter environments that help viruses spread.
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PA attorney general joins 15 other asking court to require EPA to set methane pollution standards

Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined 15 other states, cities and the Environmental Defense Fund in filing a motion in federal court to require the U.S. EPA to set methane pollution standards for existing oil and gas operations.

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Bipartisan group of former government officials demand science-based approach to pandemic

Officials from the Trump, Obama and George W. Bush administrations all signed the statement, underscoring the widespread concern over Trump’s response to a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 127,000 Americans so far.
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Major oil and gas pipeline projects, backed by Trump, flounder as opponents prevail in court

A federal judge said federal officials failed to do a complete analysis of pipeline's environmental impacts. The decision marks the second setback for President Trump's infrastructure push in just two days.
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Supreme Court won’t block ruling to halt work on Keystone XL pipeline

But the justices stayed the rest of a federal trial judge’s ruling striking down a permit program, allowing construction of other pipelines around the nation.
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Trump’s climate change record under the microscope in new ad targeting Tampa voters

The 30-second spot is part of a $1.7 million effort to highlight Trump's environmental record.

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Cas Mudde: Trump wants to put a rightwing zealot in charge of public land. Here's why it matters

William Perry Pendley, Trump's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, has ties to anti-environment and anti-government forces.

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Julian Lee: Climate change in Siberia really is big oil industry risk

Siberia’s heatwave reflects temperature changes that weren’t generally forecast to occur until the end of the century. That’s bad news for everyone.
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Trump's nomination of public lands manager tees up tough vote in the Senate

William Perry Pendley is under scrutiny for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Louis Menand: This Fourth of July, consider Trump’s lobster fib

No one will die because of Trump’s dishonest lobster tweet. But the stuff he makes up about the coronavirus is killing people.
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Trump administration waived coronavirus price protections

Amid record unemployment, HHS is doling out more than $1 billion in coronavirus contracts that omit price-gouging safeguards.
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Competing reports offer different outlook on Ohio Valley's petrochemical future

Environmental groups and some financial analysts are warning the risk is growing for plastics and petrochemical manufacturers.

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