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Happy Monday, Friends of the Planet! We hope you had a great weekend. It is the week before the Memorial Day long weekend (aka the unofficial beginning of summer) and looks like a busy one in D.C. because Congress will be in a district work period next week and they are trying to get through many budget request hearings, the bread, and butter of legislative work. Here is are some of the highlights we anticipate for this week.
Administration: The highly anticipated Trump Administration re-write of the “clean car rule,” covering tailpipe emissions standards for automobiles that drive the sale of fuel-efficient cars is expected any day and California (which has the toughest state standards is bracing for a fight. In addition, Treasure Secretary Mnuchin said last week that the Administration’s guidance on tax credits for carbon capture is expected to be released soon, possibly this week. A number of announcements may come out on Friday, as it is the usual practice of the Trump Administration to release many decisions and actions on the Friday before a holiday weekend.
Hurricane Forecast: Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1. Ordinarily, the President receives the National Hurricane Center’s annual hurricane outlook briefing this week, and once that happens the public also gets a briefing. The Weather Channel put out its annual forecast last week and it predicted an active season with 14 named storms but slightly less active than last year.
ICYMI: There was a blue moon on Saturday, also known as the Blue Flower Moon — because it’s No. 3 of four full moons this season and happens in May — it was also the last blue moon of the decade — the next one won’t happen until August 22, 2021.
Thanks so much for starting your Monday morning with us. We hope you enjoyed the climate forum last week and stay tuned for exclusive content that we’ll feature in the coming weeks. Here’s a preview of stories to watch this week: International: The United Nations General Assembly convenes this week, beginning with a climate summit […]
We hope you had a great weekend #FriendsOfThePlanet. Congress is back in session after a month-long recess, school’s back, summer’s over and there’s a lot to talk about. Here’s a quick recap of what you can expect this week: Congress: The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing called “Solving the […]
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