Here's Week #9 of OnEarth’s 'Trump v. Earth' column, which reviews the environment-related shenanigans of President Trump and his allies.

This week: As President Trump mulls over whether to combat climate change (or continue do deny that it’s happening), his team fights with itself.

Week 9: KXL Gets Approved, and the Climate Debate in the White House Gets Heated

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Americans cut their beef consumption by 19 percent—nearly one-fifth—in the years from 2005 to 2014.

Americans Ate 19% Less Beef From ’05 to ’14, Report Says

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Sad: The Senate has voted to allow inhumane hunting practices on Alaska's wildlife refuges.

Senate votes to lift limits on hunting Alaska grizzlies and wolves on federal land

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There are more than 1,300 “Superfund sites” in all—where toxic chemicals from factories and landfills were dumped for decades, polluting the surrounding soil, water, and air.

Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

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Trump's approval of Keystone XL doesn't make it a better project—nor does it clear the pathway for it to be built.

Trump restarts Keystone XL fight, not the tar sands pipeline

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“We’ll use every tool in the kit to stop this dangerous tar sands oil pipeline project.” —NRDC President Rhea Suh #NoKXL

U.S., in Reversal, Issues Permit for Keystone Oil Pipeline

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#ICYMI: This week, the rusty patched bumble bee, one of America’s most important pollinators, was finally listed on the endangered species list.

Unbeelieveable: Stung By Lawsuit, Trump Administration Lists Bumble Bee As Endangered

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Last year, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promised rules to better protect Americans from lead exposure. Now, Trump & the GOP may undercut efforts to fix those rules.
Americans cut their consumption of beef by 19%, which cut diet-related climate pollution by 185 MMT, or the equivalent annual emissions from 39 million car pipes. [ On.nrdc.org Link ]
Scott Pruitt says human activity isn’t a primary contributor to climate change. But in 2012, when he had an opportunity to challenge the EPA in court, Pruitt declined. If our new EPA administrator has evidence to support his climate change denial, why won’t he let the world see it?

TAKE ACTION—and help stop Trump and Pruitt's anti-environment assault: [ On.nrdc.org Link ]
CONGRATULATIONS to NRDC President Rhea Suh for being named one of ELLE Magazine (US)'s 2017 Women in Washington!

Meet ELLE's 2017 Women in Washington

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Here's Week #9 of OnEarth's 'Trump v. Earth' column, which reviews the environment-related shenanigans of President Trump and his allies.

This week: As President Trump mulls over whether to combat climate change (or continue do deny that it’s happening), his team fights with itself.

Week 9: KXL Gets Approved, and the Climate Debate in the White House Gets Heated

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The Endangered Species Act saved wolves from extinction, but they've still got a long way to recovery.

Colorado’s Call of the Wild

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Victory! This week, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service lifted a freeze on federal protections for the rusty patched bumble bee.

The USFWS had imposed a “freeze” on the bumble bee’s listing last month, just one day before federal protections were set to take effect. NRDC filed a lawsuit—four days after the freeze took effect—and we are currently evaluating next steps.

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EPA’s mercury and air toxics standards protect millions of Americans (especially children) from pollutants produced by coal and oil-fired power plants.
As Colorado is learning, when wind jobs come to rural areas, a stable economy quite often follows.

The Job Market Is Spinning for Colorado’s New Wind Workforce

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BREAKING: The Trump Administration has issued a permit authorizing construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, removing one of many obstacles blocking its construction through America’s heartland.

"Keystone XL is all risk and no reward for the American people. It remains, and always will be, a threat to our land, water, and climate. Today's decision can never change those facts," said...
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U.S., in Reversal, Issues Permit for Keystone Oil Pipeline

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This Colorado city is committing to generate 100 percent of the city’s power from renewables by 2035.

Colorado city commits to 100% renewable after natural gas drives up electricity costs

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President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would be dangerous to both Republican and Democratic districts. It’s more important than ever to #DefendClimate—our health and job security are at stake.

Trump’s Environmental Spending Cuts Could Cost Republican Districts Billions

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The silent screams from inside the cubicles at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency do have an outlet. Meet Jeff Ruch, founder of PEER.

The Whistleblower’s Lawyer, at the Ready

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