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Struggling to stay up-to-date with the dizzying array of news coming out of the White House? Here's the news you need to know that pertains to ocean and coastal conservation.

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Posted on November 28, 2017 - 10:02am, by raye
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Via The Washington Post 

"In addition to declaring a “sense of Congress” that global warming is a national security threat, the defense reauthorization bill would also require the Defense Department to assess the vulnerabilities of the 10 bases most threatened by climate change in each service."

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Posted on November 20, 2017 - 4:54pm, by raye
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Via The Guardian

"The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people."

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 5:33pm, by abrown
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Via The New York Times

"The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy as answers to driving down global greenhouse gas emissions...But even before the Trump team could make its case, the panel was disrupted for more than 10 minutes by scores of chanting and singing demonstrators."

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Posted on November 6, 2017 - 11:40am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

"President Trump has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked."

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Posted on November 3, 2017 - 1:11pm, by abrown
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Via Greenwire

"House Natural Resources Democrats today accused the administration of conducting a secretive review of marine monuments and sanctuaries, and urged President Trump to release a Commerce Department report assessing offshore oil and drilling potential in those sites."

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Posted on November 2, 2017 - 11:25am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is poised to make wholesale changes to the agency’s key advisory group by jettisoning scientists who have received grants from the EPA and replacing them with industry experts and state government officials."

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Posted on October 31, 2017 - 3:03pm, by abrown
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Via The New York Times

"The Trump administration is considering rolling back federal protections for 10 national monuments, including two in the central Pacific." This piece is a discussion of what that might do.

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