"Demonstrating strong business support for this type of agenda certainly will help move" climate action, Diringer told Newsweek. "The ideas in the agenda could certainly help inform the thinking underway right now on Capitol Hill."
"We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are deeply troubled by proposals to remove critical provisions related to per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, from the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020," the letter said.
This concept of targeting the transparency of the scientific process "first appeared in tobacco industry documents in the 90s," Gretchen Goldman, the research director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Newsweek. "It was never about transparency."
"It's a rebuke of this administration's pro-coal" agenda, Jeremy Nichols, of WildEarth Guardians, told Newsweek.
"Feasibility is just one weapon of the climate denier for inaction," a Sanders' campaign spokesperson told Newsweek.
"The evidence is piling up that just as big tobacco misled the public and policymakers about the danger of smoking, big oil waged a decades-long deception campaign and covered up the origins of today's climate crisis."
"I don't see what I could tell him that he hasn't already heard, and I just think it would be a waste of time, really," Thunberg said.
The proposal would end a five-year moratorium on leasing California's federal public land to oil companies.
Storms whipped across the Northeast on Thursday night, bringing fierce winds and causing trees to fall.
"I wish I could say I was shocked, but a major spill from the Keystone pipeline is exactly what multiple experts predicted would happen," said a Greenpeace USA senior research specialist.
PFAS exposure may affect growth in infants, increase cancer risks and affect individuals' immune systems, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
While an average annual capacity of 5.6 GW was retired each year Obama was in office, 9.6 GW has been retired each year under Trump, Rhodium Group, an independent research firm, told Newsweek.
Murray Energy, the largest privately-owned coal company that employed almost 5,550 people in 2018, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday.
"I was concerned by the call. I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government's support of Ukraine," Vindman, who heard the call, planned to tell House investigators.
As for Republicans, 73 percent said they agreed with the president's comments.
"The U.S. economy appears to be slowing, and respondents expect still slower growth over the next 12 months," NABE President Constance Hunter said.
While Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria has provoked vocal dissent from lawmakers in both parties and faced negative reviews from both Republican and Democratic leaning voters, the impeachment inquiry unfolding in Washington remains a largely partisan affair.
""These reports, if true, raise profound new concerns that the Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr has lost its independence and become a vehicle for President Trump's political revenge," Representative Jerry Nadler tweeted.
"Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is reckless and completely irresponsible,"Jeffrey Hollender, the CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council, said in a statement on Wednesday.
Despite the rebukes of what bipartisan lawmakers have described as a strategic error, President Donald Trump presented his recent decisions as a fulfillment of his campaign promises.
The poll shows a notable decline for Biden, who in Quinnipiac's October 14 poll received 27 percent support and was just three percentage points behind Warren.
"There's a fair number of people in the nation who look at things like the record low unemployment rate" and other positive indicators and "feel as if the boasting of those things is not consistent with their experience," Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate, told Newsweek.
"People have to stand up and say and talk clearly to the American people. This is wrong. I mean you cannot use your official resources--official resources of the government--to investigate your political opponent."
Thirty-one percent of Republicans disapprove of the president's decision to withdraw troops in Syria, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released on Wednesday.
"The majority of water systems in the U.S. get a passing grade from the U.S. government," EWG toxicologist Alexis Temkin told Newsweek. But "legal doesn't necessarily mean safe."
While nearly half—47 percent—of Democrats are anticipating a recession, just 13 percent of Republicans expect one. And 75 percent of Democrats think that the president is taking the U.S. toward a recession, while 20 percent of Republicans do.
"Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you," Representative Bobby Rush responded.
"As China trade tensions, Fed deliberations and impeachment inquiry talk trickles down to Main Street, the Yelp Economic Average has barely budged," said Carl Bialik, Yelp's data science editor, said.
Thirty-four percent of Americans say that the government, poor leadership or politicians rank as the nation's most important problem.