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Trump’s rule — that only the federal government can set emissions standards — has been challenged in court, but the case is now on hold at the Biden administration’s request. The Biden administration stated that it may reverse the Trump rule by regulation, and told the court that it wished a pause in the litigation citing “the prerogative of the executive branch to reconsider the policy decisions of a prior Administration,” indicating that it may reverse the Trump position in the case. That would be an unusual move, but it is understandable given the Biden Administration’s views on the importance of reducing tailpipe emissions.
The Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent has been experiencing a massive power outage after its largest volcano erupted last Friday, forcing widespread evacuations for the island’s 100,000 citizens. As NBC News reported, La Soufriere’s eruption — its first large one since 1979 — transformed the island’s lush towns and villages into gloomy, gray versions […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new paper published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience found that up to half of the global methane emissions come from aquatic ecosystems and man-made water sources like flooded agricultural land, ponds, wetlands, reservoirs, and salt marshes. Experts say that these emissions have gone uncounted for too long […]
Right now, Las Vegas, Nashville, and Phoenix all don’t have Amtrak service. That could change if the new Amtrak service map, released last week as part of President Biden’s infrastructure plan, gets built.
Why This Matters: Getting around by train is more energy-efficient than driving or flying, especially if it’s electrified.
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