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Statement: President Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit

President Joe Biden is expected to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office, according to media reports. This order would override President Donald Trump’s attempts to speed up developmentof the pipeline, and it would put an end to construction efforts on the project. If completed, the pipeline would have disrupted sensitive ecosystems. Tar sands are one of the dirtiest polluting sources of oil on the planet. A spill in North Dakota in 2019 spread 400,000-gallons of tar sands oil onto a wetland. 

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Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Statement: Massachusetts’ failure to update appliance standards is a huge disappointment

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a climate bill on Thursday night that would have updated the state’s appliance efficiency standards. 

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Statement: EPA adds unannounced stationary sources to final regressive rule on greenhouse gas emissions

WASHINGTON -- In a last-minute deregulatory act, the Environmental Protection Agency included a major change Wednesday to a rule that regulates greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources, such as factories. By introducing an arbitrary, low threshold for greenhouse gas emissions, and deeming sources below this value as “insignificant,” this Trump administration rule would prevent a wide swath of polluting sources from being regulated. This rule would effectively deregulate greenhouse gas emissions from all stationary sources except power plants. This section of the rule is also being implemented without a public comment period.

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Statement: Bee-killing pollution spills from Nebraska ethanol facility shouldn’t have happened

AltEn, an ethanol plant in Mead, Neb.,  caused water and soil contamination in the surrounding farming community, according to an exposé from The Guardian newspaper. The facility reportedly accepted seeds treated with the class of bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, from agricultural companies’ surpluses. 

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