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From grassroots movements all the way to the White House, it is important to be aware of the decisions, policies, and events occurring in the U.S. political sphere that affect the environment.

Follow the latest news about environmental politics and policy in the United States.

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Adoption of Renewables, and What the Government is Doing to Make Our Roads Greener

While individual action is an important step to restoring ecological balance to our polluted world, it’s not enough to really tip the scales. In order to really make a difference, the very industries that have polluted the world need to take action as well. This is where the US government comes in.
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US Solar Innovation to Get a $105 Million Shot in the Arm

With the huge amount of funds bestowed upon the progress and application of Solar Power across the nation, USA is ambitiously looking forward for to lead the world in Solar Technology.
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US to ‘Scrap Obama’s Climate Change Pledge’ with Controversial Car Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to weaken greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for cars – a proposal that seeks to abandon tighter restriction and herald the return of gas guzzling vehicles.
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US Mayors Resolve to Increase Solar Energy Usage

A cross-party group of 180 mayors in America has resolved to put solar power front and center of plans to encourage their local communities to use more clean energy.
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New York Governor Urged to Enforce Statewide Ban of Plastic Bags

Nearly 200 organizations have countersigned a letter addressed to the Governor of New York and lawmakers to enact a state-wide ban on plastic bags, similar to one in California.
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California Targets 2030 for Electric Car Revolution

Up to 5 million electric cars could be on the roads of California by 2030 as part of a 'clean air' campaign engineered by governor Jerry Brown.
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Threat to 23,000 US Jobs amid Trump Solar Tax

Solar tariffs set to be introduced by the Trump administration will come with the loss of 23,000 US jobs in the first year alone, and significant setbacks in clean energy adoption.

The Impact of Trump’s Anti-Environment Executive Order on U.S. Climate Pledge

Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order, essentially eliminating policies set out by the Obama Administration to protect against climate change.The New York Times has a detailed look at what Trump's rollback of U.S. climate...
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Why farmers and ranchers think the EPA Clean Water Rule goes too far

President Trump issued an executive order Feb. 28 directing federal agencies to revise the Clean Water Rule, a major regulation published by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers in 2015....
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Why Trump’s EPA is far more vulnerable to attack than Reagan’s or Bush’s

For people concerned with environmental protection, including many EPA employees, there is broad agreement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in deep trouble.The Trump administration has begun the third, most formidable White House-led...

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