Exclusive: Trump EPA transition chief laments slow progress in killing green rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The man who led President Donald Trump’s transition team for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Myron Ebell, told a conservative conference last month that the new administration is moving too slowly to unravel climate change regulations.


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U.S. works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in U.N. pact

OSLO (Reuters) – A pared-down U.S. delegation has quietly worked to promote long-standing U.S. climate interests at global talks in Germany even though President Donald Trump is threatening to pull out of an agreement largely designed by Washington.


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Fiji says U.S. faces climate risks, urges Trump to ‘stay in canoe’

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Fiji, due to lead global talks on climate change, said on Thursday that rising sea levels threaten New York and Miami and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to “stay in the canoe” alongside other nations in the fight against global warming.


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Trump’s National Monument order could open 2.7 million acres to oil, gas, coal

President Trump’s recent executive order could open an area of America’s most precious landscapes bigger than Yellowstone to oil drilling and coal mining, write Lawrence Carter & Joe Sandler Clarke. The 27 monuments ‘under review’ harbour huge volumes of oil, gas and coal: just what’s needed to fuel Trump’s vision of fossil fuel-led development – never mind the cost to scenery, wildlife, historic sites and indigenous cultures.
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Trump’s climate stance looms over Arctic meeting

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host foreign ministers from Arctic nations at a summit in Alaska on Thursday, where President Donald Trump’s reluctance to fight climate change will likely cast a shadow over talks.


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G7 seen urging Trump to stick with climate pact at summit

OSLO/PARIS (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will face pressure from other Group of Seven leaders at a summit this month to keep the United States in a global agreement to combat climate change after he put off a decision on whether to quit the pact.


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Trump should stay in the Paris Agreement – but not at any cost

Reporting from Bonn where delegates are still waiting to learn whether the US will pull out of the Paris Agreement, JOE WARE warns that if America stays in but by doing so allows the fossil fuel industry to derail progress we’d be better off if Trump pulls out
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Nations urge Trump to stay in Paris climate agreement

OSLO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many nations urged U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to remain in the global agreement to combat climate change, even if he reduces the ambition of U.S. pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions.


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EPA says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency said on Friday.


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Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as Trump hits milestone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump’s stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor.


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