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22 States Sue Trump Administration Over Relaxed Coal Restrictions, Citing ‘Climate Crisis'

5 days ago   |   By Time

A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminated the agency's Clean Power Plan and replaced it with a new rule that gives states more leeway in deciding upgrades for coal-fired power plants.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, says the new rule violates the federal Clean Air Act because it does not meaningfully replace power plants' greenhouse gas emissions.
“We know what our energy future...
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New York among 29 states and cities suing Trump's EPA over power plant rules

New York among 29 states and cities suing Trump's EPA over power plant rules

5 days ago   |   By New York Post

New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a lawsuit brought by 29 states and cities aiming to block the Trump administration from repealing Obama-era restrictions on coal-burning power plants. Attorneys general from 22 states and seven major cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, argue in the suit that the Environmental Protection Agency is...
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22 States Sue EPA To Block Trump's Coal-Friendly Power Plant Rule

22 States Sue EPA To Block Trump's Coal-Friendly Power Plant Rule

5 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Republican states' lawsuits halted the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Now Democrats hope to replicate the model.
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Governor Who Had Infamous Run-In With Hurricane Is Dead at 76

Governor Who Had Infamous Run-In With Hurricane Is Dead at 76

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by Hurricane Katrina, has died... Read more ...

Top Trump Advisor: Greenland Purchase Is 'Developing'

Top Trump Advisor: Greenland Purchase Is 'Developing'

Larry Kudlow kept the Greenland story alive on Fox News Sunday even though the island nation has said it's not for sale , reports NBC News. The White House economic advisor... Read more ...

Trump's top economic advisers try to calm recession fears

Trump's top economic advisers try to calm recession fears

Two of President Donald Trump's top economic advisers sought to tamp down concerns Sunday that the U.S. may be sliding into a recession. In appearances on the Sunday show... Read more ...

Bernie takes his revolution to the streets

Bernie takes his revolution to the streets

WINDSOR, Ontario - In May, an Illinois man emailed info berniesanders.com with a plea: Graduate students at the University of Chicago were going on strike, and he wanted Bernie... Read more ...

Trump cuts off one of his closest friends

Trump cuts off one of his closest friends

Tom Barrack and Donald Trump have been friends and confidants for more than three decades - the two men are so close, for instance, that Barrack comforted Trump during the... Read more ...

Michigan emerges as crucial battleground in fight for the Senate

Michigan emerges as crucial battleground in fight for the Senate

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Democrat Gary Peters, a bearded, buttoned-down genial Midwesterner who could easily pass for the investment adviser he once was, is known in the Senate... Read more ...

A general, Newt Gingrich and Michael Jackson's publicist push cut-rate moon plan

A general, Newt Gingrich and Michael Jackson's publicist push cut-rate moon plan

Newt Gingrich and an eclectic band of NASA skeptics are trying sell President Donald Trump on a reality show-style plan to jump-start the return of humans to the moon - at a... Read more ...

Trump 'Doesn't Believe' Fox News Poll Results

Trump 'Doesn't Believe' Fox News Poll Results

A Fox News poll showing President Trump behind the four leading Democratic candidates is evidence that there is something wrong with Fox News, according to the president... Read more ...

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Sought Extra Security After Trump Called Her 'Dishonest'

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Sought Extra Security After Trump Called Her 'Dishonest'

Whaley said she was just doing her job when the president insulted her. Read more ...

Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump EPA 'Screwed' Farmers With Biofuels Exemptions

Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump EPA 'Screwed' Farmers With Biofuels Exemptions

Trump told EPA head Andrew Wheeler to grant 31 waivers exempting refineries from using corn-based ethanol, Reuters reports. Read more ...