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INVESTIGATION: Why the U.S. disaster agency isn’t ready for catastrophes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has wasted more than $3 billion and misused thousands of its employees by responding to hundreds of undersized floods, storms and other events that states could have handled on their own, an investigation by E&E News shows.

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COAL: America’s mega-emitters are starting to close

When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down later this year, it will be one of the largest carbon emitters to ever close in American history. Other massive coal plants are also being retired.

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COURTS: Attorney ethics rules: Another climate law frontier?

Professional rules for lawyers may be the next intersection of climate change and the law. One legal expert argues that attorneys could be open to charges of ethical breaches if they fail to disclose client activity linked to harms wrought by climate change.

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Trump admin throws wrench into offshore wind plans

The Trump administration is ordering a sweeping environmental review of the burgeoning offshore wind industry, a move that threatens to derail the nation’s first major project and raises a host of questions for future developments.