Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions
By signing an executive order to undo Obama-era regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions, President Donald Trump has set himself up for a bruising fight with USA states and green groups who view the decision as a setback to global efforts to fight climate change.
The Trump administration has pledged to do what it can to keep United States gas production high, a goal that analysts say will in itself limit coal's reach.
Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to slash carbon emissions by coal plans and other power utilities.
The Clean Power Plan, a series of devastating regulations developed by Obama's EPA, would limit carbon emissions from coal-fired electricity power plants, cutting the allowable amount of emissions by more than half.
He said the Paris deal had "not come easy", obliquely taking a swipe at Trump for quashing Obama's climate policies.
In response to Trump's order, Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft issued a joint statement signaling their continued determination to cut energy costs and address the risks posed by climate change to future business growth. The rule was an example of duplicative federal overreach, violating the legitimate authority of states to manage mining within their borders. The White House official stated that the best way to protect the environment is to promote a strong economy.
Japanese envoys to return to S. Korea
Japan's Foreign Minister says his country is sending its Ambassador and a Consul General back to South Korea on Tuesday. Kishida added that Japan should prepare for South Korea's May 9 presidential election.
Japan envoy recalled over statue flap to return to S. Korea
With the recall of the envoy, Japan also postponed bilateral economic dialogue and talks on a new currency swap with South Korea. Japan's Foreign Minister says his country is sending its Ambassador and a Consul General back to South Korea on Tuesday.
Senate Russia investigators put focus on Paul Manafort
The work was described in interviews with people familiar with it and confidential business records obtained by the AP. Numerous records that snarled Manafort in recent months emerged from Ukraine's new anti-corruption bureau.
The governors of California and NY said that they will push ahead with their aggressive climate change policies despite Trump's executive order. First, cheap gas from fracking undercut the coal price, and then even solar power got cheaper than coal.
The Clean Power Plan was an important part of the United States commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the country by 26 to 28 per cent below their 2005 levels by the year 2025.
"In particular, I hope that this action will result in full repeal of the Clean Power Plan, which ravaged coal country and was temporarily blocked by the Supreme Court previous year". The standard set for new coal-fired power plants is so low that it requires carbon capture and storage/use in order to build a new plant.
"I cannot tell you how many jobs the executive order is going to create but I can tell you that it provides confidence in this administration's commitment to the coal industry", Kentucky Coal Association president Tyler White told Reuters. For example, federal agencies are no longer required to consider climate change when reviewing the environmental impact of new projects.
"President Trump kept his promise to roll back one of the most harmful acts of overreach by the Obama administration - the so-called Clean Power Plan", Capito said. At EPA headquarters on Tuesday, they focused on coal-mining jobs. Congress must help Trump here.
That's what would be at stake during the next four years if Trump's presidency stopped all the anticipated reductions in greenhouse emissions Obama based his promise on, but it won't.
Cattle call: Heifers escape from St. Louis slaughterhouse
Louis Police Department. "They've never seen this kind of environment so that's probably why they went insane ", said Hamdan. Adam Brewer, of Chesterfield, set up a GoFundMe account Thursday night in hopes of buying the animals' freedom.
Drew McIntyre Confirms He's Signed With NXT
Since then, Roode has crowed about his accomplishment as the next great phase of NXT, while Nakamura has licked his wounds. But speculation instantly dissipated when McIntyre revealed to ESPN that he has signed as NXT's newest Superstar.
Pence breaks Senate tie on killing family-planning grants rule
Conservative state officials have been trying to deny money to any family planning organization that also provides abortions. Some people feel that states should be allowed to withhold funds from abortion providers, if they choose to.
U.S. will take on North Korea
Former US defense secretary Ash Carter, who served under Barack Obama, said the US has "always had all options on the table". Asked what the US would do if China doesn't co-operate, Haley said: "China has to co-operate".
Anti-Allergy Medicine EpiPen Recall Expands to US
The new recall not only covers EpiPens sold in the US , but also involves the children's version, known as EpiPen Jr. EpiPens are used to give an emergency injection of epinephrine to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.
Rose suffers torn meniscus, complicating off-season free agency plans
As New York faces a rebuild, though, Rose's injury history will likely cause the Knicks to cut ties with him this offseason. The original diagnosis was a sore knee, and Rose had missed three consecutive games - including Sunday against the Celtics.
Patty Murray To Vote 'No' On Gorsuch, Says She Doesn't Trust Trump
If the Democrats do indeed filibuster, the Senate could change the rules and lower the threshold to 51 votes (they have 52 now). The speakers included the father of an autistic boy whom Gorsuch ruled against.
Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets
Twitter said that this change will allow users to "focus on what a discussion is about, and who is having it". But the main critics is directed towards the way new twitter replies handle the mentions.
Here's what else Oakland is losing, along with the Raiders
So the Oakland-Los Angeles-Inglewood-Irwindale-San Antonio-Las Vegas Raiders are officially going to become the Las Vegas Raiders. Those improvements have already cost the city $110 million with close to $90 million still left to pay off over the next decade.
April the giraffe's on-site doctor predicts calf birth at anytime now
Upon naturally weaning, the calf will move on to another facility to start a breeding program there. Bulls take no part in rearing young. "He is a bull - and a bull is a bull is a bull!" the zoo says.
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