CALIFORNIA ADOPTS STRICTEST METHANE RULE IN THE NATION
California officials on Thursday night March 23rd passed what is considered the nation’s strictest rule aimed at curbing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the measure on a unanimous vote at a meeting in Riverside.
TRUMP REPEAL OF CLIMATE RULES MEANS U.S. PARIS TARGET NOW OUT OF REACH
Whether the U.S. meets its emissions-reduction commitments under the Paris climate accord is pivotal to the success of the global agreement, but the Trump administration's policies have all but ensured the U.S. will fall far short. One recent analysis says the country will miss its target by more than 1 billion metric tons.
STATE DEPARTMENT APPROVES KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon on Friday signed a presidential permit for the controversial project ahead of a Monday deadline for evaluating it. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil, had recused himself from the process. The president is expected to make an announcement on the decision later Friday morning.
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