California and nearly two dozen other states sue Trump administration for the right to require more fuel-efficient cars

California and nearly two dozen other states on Friday sued the Environmental Protection Agency, arguing that the Trump administration doesn’t have the legal authority to strip the nation’s most populous state of its longstanding authority to set strict fuel-efficiency standards on cars and trucks.Washington Post coverage of climate and environment-related issues. Powered by WPeMatico

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EPA pushes ahead with effort to restrict the science it uses to craft regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing forward with a policy that could limit the science the agency uses to underpin regulations, a change long sought by conservatives but derided by many scientists and public health experts as an effort to stifle reliance on research into the harmful effects of pollution on Americans.Washington Post coverage of climate and environment-related issues. Powered by WPeMatico

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The end of Florida orange juice? A lethal disease is devastating the state’s citrus industry.

The end of Florida orange juice? A lethal disease is decimating its citrus industry. As the seasonal harvest approaches, “ghost groves” abandoned by growers are scattered across the state. “Florida could be out of business in 10 to 15 years,” one researcher said.Washington Post coverage of climate and environment-related issues. Powered by WPeMatico

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Pentagon pushed to use vast swath of desert wildlife refuge ‘primarily’ for military purposes, draft bill says

The draft legislation would carve out 1.1 million acres of Desert National Wildlife Refuge to be used only “secondarily” as a nature preserve, adding as much as 260,000 acres to the Air Force’s testing range. The push to expand has sparked fierce opposition from Moapa Band of Paiutes, whose ancestral lands extend across the testing range and refuge.Washington Post coverage of climate and environment-related issues. Powered by WPeMatico

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