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Perry Toots The Wind Power Horn

The ECOreport reposts a report from the US Government’s ongoing energy conflict, Perry Toots the Wind Power Horn

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is playing some serious mind games with the Trump Administration, or at least so it seems. Tension is mounting over the immanent release of a new grid study that is supposed to support President Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric, but just yesterday Perry used his own @SecretaryPerry account to tweet a whopper of a shoutout to the US wind energy industry.

Err…so, what gives?

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EPA Pushes Board of Scientific Counselors Out The Door

The ECOreport reposts further news of the Trump regime, EPA Pushes Board of Scientific Counselors Out The Door

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

by Steve Hanley

 The message to all federal employees is, if you haven’t drunk deeply of the Trump-inspired nonsense spewed by the putative president, America has no use for you. Scott Pruitt, chief defender of the faith at the agency formerly known as the Environmental Protection Agency, is on a mission to slash the agency’s staffing levels and budget.

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Cut Down On Fossil Fuels & Plastics

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about restoring our planet, we can and must cut down on fossil fuels & plastics.

Originally Published on the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we’re doing to the biosphere — from climate change to water and air pollution to swirling plastic patches in the oceans — some dismiss the reality or employ logical fallacies to discredit the messengers.

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US Budget Cuts Threaten Southern Resident Orcas

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the Trump Administration’s priorities, US Budget Cuts Threaten Southern Resident Orcas 

Originally Published on Defenders of Wildlife

By Shawn Cantrell, Northwest Program Director

Puget Sound and Southern Resident orcas are under increased threat from an administration seeking to cut critical programs and funding aimed at their protection.

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Watching The Trump Administration Evolve Is Scary

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED by a former senior analyst from the U.S. Department of Energy, Watching The Trump Administration Evolve Is Scary

Originally Published on Energy Post

By Allan Hoffman

Watching the Trump Administration evolve (I write this a few days after its 100 day anniversary) is a painful and scary activity.

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Winners & Losers Under Trump’s Administration

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, Winners & Losers Under Trump’s Administration

Originally Posted on Lux Spotlight

By Noa Ghersin & Yuan Sheng Yu 

All eyes have been on the U.S. since Donald Trump won the election last November. So far, outcomes have been mixed: on one hand, the Dow Jones Index has witnessed a historical surge since his election win, rising from just below 18,000 to above 21,000. The U.S. Dollar Index has seen similar benefits, strengthening from just below 97 to nearly 102 in early April. While these factors play along with Trump’s campaign slogan to “Make America Great Again,” not all policy changes were welcomed and many have seen substantial criticism.

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Will California Accept Volkswagen’s $800,000 Million Settlement?

The ECOreport looks at what could be the final chapter of Dieselgate, Will California accept Volkswagen’s $800,000 million settlement?

By Roy L Hales

The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) ruling on the proposed settlement, from the dieselgate scandal, will come very soon. The Volkswagen Group of America is proposing to invest $2 billion into the nation’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure over the next ten years. A significant portion of this investment is earmarked for California. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the deal. Will California accept Volkswagen’s $800,000 million settlement?

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Trump’s Rollback of America’s Energy Infrastructure Takes A Giant Leap Today

The ECOreport published an OP-Ed, Trump’s Rollback of America’s Energy Infrastructure Takes A Giant Leap Today

By Roy L Hales

America’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees the development of approximately 570 million acres where there are coal deposits. Less than 1% of that is currently under development.1 That is about to change. President Donald Trump’s rollback of America’s energy infrastructure takes a giant leap today.

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  1. FEDERAL COAL PROGRAM, Programatic Environmental Impact Statement – Scoping Report, Bureau of Land Management, January 2017, p Es-1

How Much Damage Can Donald Trump Do?

The ECOreport asks a former senior analyst with the DOE, how much damage Can Donald Trump Do?

By Roy L Hales

The fears seem especially strong across the renewable and environmental communities. David Suzuki writes that  “a bigoted, misogynistic, climate change denier has been elected to the highest office in what is still the world’s most powerful nation.”  Many fear that President-elect Donald Trump “is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement.” Academics from many North American universities are copying information and data from U.S. government environmental websites before the new administration eradicates it. The next President’s personality “is certainly extreme by any standard.” How much damage can Donald Trump do to America?

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Donald Trump’s Pick To Run The EPA

The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED about the incoming US energy team, Donald Trump’s Pick To Run The EPA

Greenpeace USA via  Greenpeace Energydesk

By Ryan Schleeter

Firmly eliminating any notion that he would maintain an “open mind” on climate change, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen a climate denier and fossil fuel shill for one of the top environmental positions in his administration.

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