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John Kerry says Trump’s climate policies ‘destroyed’ US credibility on world stage – as it happened

Biden’s climate envoy pledges president will take steps to confront crisisSenate passes anti-Asian hate crimes billThunberg: young people will feel better by acting on climate crisisHouse subcommittee holds hearing on on fossil fuels with activistBiden at climate summit: ‘No nation can solve this crisis on our own’Analysis: climate summit test for Biden’s China watchwords 1.06am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.36am BST Swirling and meandering ocean currents that help shape the wor...
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Biden Administration To Restore California’s Power In Setting Pollution Standards

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — The Biden Administration is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump’s bid to end California’s ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said Thursday it is proposing to withdraw a rule meant to stop states from setting their own requirements for greenhouse gases, zero-emission vehicles and fuel economy. The change, if approved after the ag...
Tags: Autos, California, Politics, California News, Emissions, President Joe Biden

John Kerry says Trump’s climate policies ‘destroyed’ US credibility on world stage – live

Biden’s climate envoy pledges president will take steps to confront crisisThunberg: young people will feel better by acting on climate crisisHouse subcommittee holds hearing on on fossil fuels with activistBiden at climate summit: ‘No nation can solve this crisis on our own’Analysis: climate summit test for Biden’s China watchwords 9.00pm BST That’s it from me today. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take over the blog for the next few hours.Here’s where the day stands so far: 8.3...
Tags: US politics, Joe Biden, Biden administration, Republicans, Democrats, Greta Thunberg, Environment, US news, World news

Greta Thunberg in climate call to young people: ‘No limits to what we can accomplish’ – live

Activist: young people will feel better by acting on climate changeHouse subcommittee holds hearing on on fossil fuels with activistBiden at climate summit: ‘No nation can solve this crisis on our own’Analysis: climate summit test for Biden’s China watchwords 6.52pm BST The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, is now holding her daily briefing with reporters.Psaki is joined today by John Kerry, Joe Biden’s special envoy for climate, and Gina McCarthy, the president’s national climate advi...
Tags: US politics, Joe Biden, Biden administration, Republicans, Democrats, Greta Thunberg, Environment, US news, World news

Protestors dump piles of manure at the White House, crying BS to Biden's climate plan

Dozens of protestors dumped a massive pile of cow poop at the White House this Earth Day morning, calling "bullshit" to the Biden Administration's climate plan. The pro-climate group, Extinction Rebellion D.C., rolled the manure over to the eastern entrance of the White House in pink wheel barrows. — Read the rest
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United States: The American Jobs Plan And The American Rescue Plan: The Biden Administration Bets Big On Home And Community-Based Services - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Late last month, the Biden Administration announced the second installment of its recovery plan, dubbed the "American Jobs Plan" (the "Plan").

As capital pours in to climate investments, Congruent Ventures closes on $175 million for early stage bets

Congruent Ventures, the early stage investment firm focused on technologies and services designed to avert the current climate emergency, has raised $175 million in financing for its latest fund. The firm, which now has $300 million in assets under management, is focused on investing in pre-seed, seed and Series A rounds and was founded by Abe Yokell and Joshua Posamentier, two longtime investors in the climate space with over twenty years of experience investing in the sector. “With the dawn of...
Tags: TC, Additive Manufacturing, Biden administration, Cambridge Associates, Congruent Ventures, Consumer Products, Energy, Food, Manufacturing, Prelude Ventures, Venture Capital

Biden vows to slash US emissions by half to meet ‘existential crisis of our time’

US president tells virtual climate summit that ‘time is short’ to address dangerous global heating in a break from Trump eraJoe Biden has called upon the world to confront the climate crisis and “overcome the existential crisis of our time”, as he unveiled an ambitious new pledge to slash US planet-heating emissions in half by the end of the decade.Addressing a virtual gathering of more than 40 world leaders in an Earth Day climate summit on Thursday, Biden warned that “time is short” to address...
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Joe Biden set to formally recognize Armenian genocide, officials say

The anticipated move could further complicate an already tense relation ship with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish leaderJoe Biden is expected to formally recognize the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during the first world war as an act of genocide, according to US officials. Continue reading...
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CRS Report Informs a Go-Along Congress on Planned Biden ‘Ghost Gun’ Ban

And if reality and data don’t work, gun-grabbers can always fall back on their old standby of character assassination and hysterical lies… ( ) U.S.A. – -( “An internal Department of Justice document explaining how the Biden Administration plans to restrict so-called ghost guns was leaked on Tuesday,” breaking news by Stephen Gutowski of The Reload reveals. “The 107-page document [linked to in the article] … outlines changes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive...
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Sen Republicans’ Special Interest-Fueled Obstruction Delayed The Inevitable

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  We’ve known for some time that Senate Republicans were laying the groundwork to obstruct the new administration, particularly when it came to opposing President Biden’s Cabinet nominees. And today, even though almost all of Biden’s crisis-tested and historically diverse Cabinet has been confirmed, we cannot forget that Republicans tried — and ultimately failed — to derail the incoming Biden administration. And we ...
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WH: Biden Promised George Floyd’s Family He’d ‘Use Power Of Presidency’ To Pass Act

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday said that President Biden vowed to George Floyd's family that he will use "the power of his presidency" to push for the policing reform bill named in honor of him. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Republicans and Democrats are teaming up to take a 'huge step' in the US's battle against China

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Top Democrats are partnering with Republicans on a bill to counter China's economic influence. Co-sponsor Rep. Ro Khanna said in an interview lawmakers "hit the sweet spot" with the plan. The legislation will be a test of whether Democrats and the GOP can still work together in Congress. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of Republicans and Democrats are putting forward a new plan aimed at bolstering the nation's economic competitive...
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United States: President Biden Announces Major Expansion Of Sanctions Targeting Russia - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

April 19, 2021 – On April 15, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a new Executive Order broadly authorizing new sanctions against a number of Russian entities...
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United States: U.S. Department Of Energy Biofuel Funding Opportunities For The Maritime Sector - Holland & Knight

Under the Biden Administration, environmental sustainability as a means to combat climate change has been thrust into the spotlight as an emerging national imperative.
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Biden to throw support behind temporary extension of expanded child tax credit - meaning lower tax bills or higher refunds for qualifying parents

President Joe Biden has framed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Wall Street Journal reported that Biden is open to extending the extended child tax credit for several years, but not permanently. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden told lawmakers that he will put forward a plan to temporarily extend the expanded child tax credit, but he stopped short of proposing to permanentl...
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Leaked Proposal ~ ATF’s New Rules Take on “Ghost Guns” By Serializing Blocks of Metal

Raw Unfinished Firearms Receiver Aluminum Billets,  Istock-Leonid Eremeychuk 864735754.Jpg WASHINGTON, D.C. –-( A new proposal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) on unfinished firearms frames was leaked onto the internet. Stephen Gutowski on his newly launched “The Reload” website reports that it obtained documentation (embedded below) that shows the ATF plans to deal with so-called “ghost guns.” AmmoLand News sent this document to our ATF contacts...
Tags: Guns, United States, John, Nra, Northern Virginia, ATF, Johnston, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Eugene Stoner, Gun Owners of America, AmmoLand News, Silencers, John Crump John, Gutowski, Stephen Gutowski

Healthcare stocks are the most shorted as sector faces increasing regulatory scrutiny, report says

Apple's Eyes Studio/Shutterstock The health care sector has become the most heavily shorted in the US equity market, says S&P Global Market Intelligence. Among the healthcare cohort, biotech shares made up the bulk of the most-shorted stocks at the end of March. The healthcare sector has risen this year but is lagging gains on the S&P 500 index. See more stories on Insider's business page. The health care sector has emerged as the most heavily shorted in the US stock market, in...
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Replacing “Illegal Alien” and “Assimilation” in USA

The Biden administration has made a key announcement on how Americans talk about immigration. The terms “illegal alien” and “assimilation” have been replaced by “undocumented noncitizen” and “integration”. The details of this shift in terminology has been sent to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). As reported by NPR: “As an essential steward of a more secure and humane immigration system, ICE will set a tone and example for our country for yea...
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Altria extends losses as Biden administration considers forcing cigarette makers to slash nicotine levels

Nopphon_1987/Shutterstock Shares of Altria fell Tuesday following a report that the Biden administration wants cigarette makers to reduce nicotine levels. The administration is also considering a ban on menthol cigarettes to curb smoking among young people, The Wall Street Journal reported. Shares of British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands also lost ground. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of Altria shares stretched losses early Tuesday following a report th...
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GovExec Daily: Vaccine Progress and the Biden Administration

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the latest in pandemic news.
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Biden Admin Orders ICE, CBP To Halt Usage Of Immigration Terms Embraced In Trump Era

The Biden administration has directed immigration enforcement agencies to stop using references to immigrants that were commonplace under the Trump administration, according to the Washington Post on Monday. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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The cruelty of detention for young migrants

In response to an influx of young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is opening large-scale facilities in convention centers and stadiums in Dallas, San Diego, San Antonio, and most recently, Long Beach. Despite ongoing media attention, the public knows frustratingly little about the profound health and social consequences of this detention. “A nightmare I can’t escape.” I have interviewed nearly 200 children within ORR facilities for my research. Young ...
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‘It would be glorious’: hopes high for Biden to nominate first Black woman to supreme court

Activists welcome stated intent to fulfil campaign promise and finally elevate a judge ‘that really understands racism’Joe Biden’s promise to nominate an African American woman to the supreme court for the first time holds broad symbolic significance for Darlene McDonald, an activist and police reform commissioner in Salt Lake City, Utah. Related: Biden faces pressure to end practice of rewarding allies with plum foreign posts Continue reading...
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Biden says he’s willing ‘to compromise’ with Republicans on infrastructure bill – live

President meets with a bipartisan group of lawmakersBiden says everyone in US now eligible for Covid vaccine Biden directs agencies to stop using phrases like ‘illegal alien’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 7.57pm BST Pressure among the left for Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer to retire is growing. Another progressive group, Women's March, is calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire so Biden can replace him."The longer Breyer stays on the Cou...
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Biden's pick to be the US Coast Guard's second in command could be the service's first female 4-star admiral

Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, speaks with Coast Guard officers while underway in Auke Bay, Alaska. USCG photo President Joe Biden has nominated Vice Adm. Linda Fagan to be the next vice commandant of the Coast Guard. If confirmed, she will be the service's first woman four-star admiral. The Biden administration has put importance on elevating women in the armed forces. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's pick to be the...
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The Monday Roundup: Tokyo’s ‘High Line’, Bikes mean business, no cops needed, and more

Welcome to the week. These are the most noteworthy items our community came across in the past seven days… Fear anywhere is a threat to safety everywhere: An absolute must-read from Jay Pitter on the need for larger advocacy coalitions and why cycling infrastructure is just one small part of truly safe(r) streets and public spaces. Give us 82nd Ave please: KGW has a story on House Bill 2744, which would hasten jurisdictional transfer of “orphan highways” like 82nd Avenue away from ODOT and i...
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Biden says everyone in US now eligible for Covid vaccine – live updates

White House starts campaign aimed at those hesitant to sign up for jabBiden to meet with members of Congress over his infrastructure planBiden directs agencies to stop using phrases like ‘illegal alien’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 4.59pm BST The Republican leader in the House and an extremist congresswoman who champions “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” have demanded action against the Democrat Maxine Waters, after she expressed support for protesters against...
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Biden to meet with members of Congress over his infrastructure plan – live

Latest example of White House officials or the president himself meeting with members of Congress as they try and move Biden’s agendaSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.30pm BST Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News television personality-turned-Donald-Trump-adviser-and-surrogate, is chairing former Governor Eric Greitens’ of Missouri’s Senate campaign. Kim Guilfoyle is chairing ERIC GREITENS' Senate campaign his governorship was dec...
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Biden Admin Rips Trump Policy While Insisting POTUS Didn’t Break Vow On Refugees

Biden administration officials on Sunday defended the President after he faced swift and strong criticism from refugee advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers for initially signing an order last week that would keep a Trump-era limit on U.S. refugee admissions in place for the fiscal year. The President has since committed to increasing the nation's refugee cap, but did not provide a specific amount. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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