The ECOreport reposts an analysis of the Trump Administration’s fossil fuel policies that concludes they have no social license to drill
Originally Published on Center for American Progress
By Mary Ellen Kustin and Kate Kelly
In April, Maryland became the second state after New York to ban hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. This action may affect industry’s access to pockets of the Marcellus Shale formation, one of the nation’s largest oil and gas plays.
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The ECOreport reposts analysis of America’s struggle for a low carbon future, Trump won’t stop energy storage & renewables
Originally Published on Lux Research
By: Yuan-Sheng Yu
President Trump’s energy agenda’s strongly positive rhetoric around boosting oil and gas production and revitalizing the coal industry will only go so far, as economics in both industries play a larger role. Despite Trump’s political agenda, his actual influence will have an overall moderate impact in the U.S. energy landscape.
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The ECOreport looks into the United States withdrawal from COP 21, Trump wants a new climate deal
By Roy L Hales
Though often been portrayed as a climate change denier, the President made no reference to climate when he explained the reasons for America’s withdrawal from the agreement reached at Paris in 2015. Rather, it seems Donald Trump wants a new climate deal.
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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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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed, Trudeau & Trump Are Miles Apart When It Comes To Climate Action
Huffington POst via Clean Energy Canada
By Merran Smith & Clare Demerse
Climate action isn’t just about what we need less of; it’s also about what we need more of. And on that score, Trudeau & Trump are miles apart.
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The ECOreport reposts a story from the battle to reduce fossil fuel emissions, Oregon’s proposed Climate Test Legislation
Originally published on Clean Technica
By Steve Hanley
Donald Trump may be hell bent on dismantling any and all US climate change programs (the photo heading the Bureau of Land Management webpage is now a lump of coal. Ho, Ho, Ho!), but that hasn’t stopped America’s states and cities from rededicating themselves to fighting the tyrants of the fossil fuel industry. Some people just don’t think it’s right that large corporations are able to make our waterways and public lands toxic or the air we breathe a danger to human health. Radicals!
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The ECOreport talks to some of the parties opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision
By Roy L Hales
A week has passed since Donald John Trump announced “the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone X L pipeline.” Disregarding opposition from local communities, Native Americans and environmentalists, Trump said “TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long over-due project with efficiency and with speed.” today a coalition of environmental groups opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision responded by filing a lawsuit against the United States department of State.
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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. That is about to change. President Donald Trump’s rollback of America’s energy infrastructure takes a giant leap today.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, Donald Trump threatens the environment, health & economic development
Press release from the Center for American Progress
By Carolyn Kenney
The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have raised serious concerns about the new administration’s understanding of climate change and the associated security risks. President Trump’s vocal skepticism of climate change and his appointment of several prominent climate deniers to his Cabinet, along with deep proposed budget cuts to government activities aimed at slowing or adapting to climate change, could see the new administration do untold damage to the environment, human health and security, economic development, and international peace and stability.
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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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