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Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards

Enlarge this image “We are moving forward with an open and robust review of emissions standards,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP The Trump administration has begun the process of rolling back tough fuel standards for America’s car and light truck fleet. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department have opened the public comment period on the rewriting of standards for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025. “We are moving forward with an open…

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US Pot States try to Curb Smuggling, Fend off Administration

Officials in states like Oregon where marijuana is legal are trying to curtail smuggling of pot to other states. Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for a more aggressive approach in these states, noting the drug is being diverted to other states. The U.S. attorney for Oregon, Billy Williams, told The Associated Press that insufficient enforcement has led to marijuana overproduction and diversion. Under a bill Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law, all marijuana grown for sale in the legal market must be tracked from seed to…

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US pot states try to curb smuggling, fend off administration

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk. In response, pot-legal states are trying to clamp down on “diversion” even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions … Read the referenced┬ástory here: US…

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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee with the power to allow exemptions to the Endangered Species Act. Known as the “God squad” because its decisions can lead to extinctions of threatened wildlife, it has only gathered three times – … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

A comprehensive government report on climate change has leaked to the public. The report clearly states that humans are changing the climate, and the consequences could be serious. Those views are at odds with statements by many in the Trump administration. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

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