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Pelosi: Trump’s Executive Order on Power Plants Is ‘Sinful’

Thursday at her weekly press briefing Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called President Donald Trump executive order to roll back President Obama’s climate actions and power plant emissions rules, “sinful.” Pelosi said, “Clean power plant, shocking, almost sinful, really sinful

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Politico: Pruitt Takes Fire from Conservatives on Climate Showdown

Andrew Restuccia and Alex Guillen report in Politico on the heat President Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking from conservatives over reports that he successfully urged Trump not to revoke the EPA’s 2009 “endangerment finding,” a far-reaching ruling introduced by the Obama administration that labeled carbon dioxide a dangerous substance in need of broad regulation. Politico notes that among Pruitt’s high profile critics is Breitbart News’s James Delingpole.

DELINGPOLE: Scott Pruitt Is Failing to Drain the Swamp at the EPA

True, his credentials as a climate sceptic are not much in doubt. Yes, he might even agree with President Trump that there’s a swamp out there that sorely needs draining. The problem is, insiders explain, is that the future of the EPA is of far less interest to Pruitt than his prospects of becoming either one of Oklahoma’s next senators or its next governor.

Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)

California Rain Expected to Boost Hydro-Electric Revenue

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency suggest that the state could receive an extra $900 million in new hydro-electric revenue as a result of record California rain — and that the cash could pay for some of the damage to the Oroville Dam, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and much of California’s key flood control infrastructure.

Environment Expert on the EPA’s Endangerment Finding on CO2: ‘Vacate It’

The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 finding that carbon dioxide is a threat to public health should be removed from the federal register, Patrick Michaels, head of Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, said at the Heartland Institute’s 12th annual International Climate Change Conference on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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Marines Blowing Up Dams to ‘Re-Wild’ Orange County

The U.S. Marines have started blowing up 10 dams in Orange County, in the midst of an ongoing rainy season, and despite President Trump’s executive order to curtail the Obama administration’s controversial “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) regulation.