The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new projects aimed at discovery and development of novel, low-cost materials necessary for hydrogen production and storage and for fuel cells onboard light-duty vehicles. Selected projects will leverage national lab consortia launched under DOE's Energy Materials Network (EMN) this past year, in support of DOE's materials research and advanced manufacturing priorities.
Forest Service pushes to mine next to West Elk Wilderness, giving Arch Coal access to more than 17 million tons of coal
Just days after announcing the U.S. will exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the Trump administration today pushed ahead with plans for another damaging action: a plan to approve Arch Coal’s proposal to lease 1,700 acres of roadless wildlands in the Gunnison National Forest for mining 17 million tons of coal. The plan, addressed in a draft environmental impact study, would green light exploratory drilling and road construction to expand the West Elk coal mine about 40 miles southwest of Aspen.
The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement that the United States will leave the global Paris Climate Agreement:
President Trump forfeits American leadership, willfully ignores the climate crisis and costs U.S. workers clean energy jobs
The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen in response to President Trump withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that he is planning to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:
As expected, President Donald J. Trump announced this afternoon that the United States will exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the landmark global warming agreement aimed on reducing emissions and supporting a transition to a low carbon global society.