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Can the Sun Pay for Trump’s Border Wall?

Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the financial viability of such a project is far more complicated.

Trump’s FAA Privatization Plan Could Reduce GHG Emissions

President Donald Trump’s plan to reform the air traffic control system across the U.S. could actually result the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions due to increased efficiencies. Do not count on the president to sell those benefits as he touts his plan, however.

Center for Biological Diversity Says Border Wall Prototype Construction Illegal

President Trump’s massive border wall project has yet to start, but according to the Center for Biological Diversity, he’s already in violation of federal law (again). The administration has OK’ed the construction of “up to 20” 30-foot-tall prototypes in the critical habitat of the Otay Mesa, Calif., where one-of-a-kind species live. “Trump’s wall threatens to cut through the heart of the borderlands, among the most biologically and culturally diverse areas in North America. It will be a blight of epic proportions,” a representative explained.

Trump’s Delay of Calorie-Counting Rule Irritates Restaurants

The Trump Administration has instructed the FDA to rescind a rule that would have streamlined calorie disclosure requirements on chain restaurants’ menu items. But businesses are saying the decision adds to labeling confusion that is a burden on the industry in the first place.

Koch Bros Sponsor Washington Post Energy Coverage

The Washington Post has been revived thanks to Jeff Bezos, and has been key in the resistance against the Trump Administration. So we were surprised to see that the newspaper’s excellent energy newsletter was sponsored by the Koch Brothers.

Climate Change Might Finally Be A Key Voter Issue Come 2018

Despite being chairman of a committee that funds non-defense science education, Congressman Lamar Smith has maintained hostile views of climate science. But some new challengers might just make him vulnerable to defeat.

Market-Based Solutions To Create Good Jobs And Grow Local Economies

Almost half of American workers make less than $15 per hour — and women and people of color are the worst off. But minor adjustments to public policy already on the books could improve wages for workers and boost local economies, say the Surdna Foundation and Pacific Community Ventures.

How We Can Advance Sustainability Despite an Absent EPA

Despite the Donald Trump administration’s determination to roll back as many environmental protections as possible, a substantial number of companies are interested in supporting regulations that help protect the environment. Concerned citizens also have the opportunity to join forces by choosing to support companies and organizations working against climate change and systemic oppression.