First lawsuit filed to block Trump border wall that would start in San Diego – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a legal challenge against the Trump administration over its proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall that would start in San Diego County. The wildlife conservation group argues that construction of a barrier from San Diego to Texas would have “disastrous” impacts on jaguars, wolves and more than 100 other species […]
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Trump border walls to be built in Otay Mesa – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The community is home to one of two border crossings in San Diego and will be the site where 20 chosen bidders will erect prototypes of the envisioned wall. Winners will be selected around June 1. While funding for the massive infrastructure project is still not set, up to 450 companies submitted designs last week. […]
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Is Trump Embracing Offshore Wind? | Climate Central

The Trump administration takes the economic potential of offshore wind energy far more seriously than might be assumed from the president’s past disparagement of wind turbines. Trump said shortly after his election, “We don’t make the windmills in the United States. They’re made in Germany and Japan.” But it may have dawned on the Trump […]
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Weak chief of staff is enabling White House mess – San Francisco Chronicle

Although Reince Priebus is the official chief of staff, pundits say the White House’s stalled agenda is on Priebus. Hovering nearby with a firm hold on Trump’s ear is chief strategist Steve Bannon. Another top adviser is Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter recently became an official adviser. Trump doesn’t have anyone in his […]
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Trump tosses Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan, embraces coal | The Sacramento Bee

The order initiates a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. In addition, the administration will also lift a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands. Trump’s order could make it more difficult, though not impossible, for the U.S. to achieve its carbon reduction goals. […]
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White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

Trump’s proposal would eliminate $1.2 billion in NIH research grants. The community development block grant program would be cut by $1.5 billion, and Trump would strip $500 million from a grant program for transportation projects. Other cuts include $434 million to eliminate a program to encourage community service opportunities for senior citizens, eliminating $372 million […]
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Report: Schwarzenegger considering running for U.S. Senate in 2018

The prospect of Schwarzenegger’s return to elected politics by entering the 2018 U.S. Senate race — possibly as an independent — is generating buzz in state Republican circles, fueled by the former governor’s seeming ability to get under the skin of President Donald Trump on social media. Source: Report: Schwarzenegger considering running for U.S. Senate […]
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