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Graphic courtesy of Climate Central.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that 2015 was officially the second-hottest year on record in the U.S. The temperature was 2.5 degrees above the 20th century average.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“We’re not just going to stay with what we’ve already done. We’re going to look for other opportunities,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on her agency's plans in 2016.
All bluster – The House will take up a bill next week designed to block an EPA clean water rule. President Obama is expected to veto the bill if it comes to his desk. (The Hill)
Empty promises – An editorial says the Trans-Pacific Partnership has a “familiar hollow ring” to it. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Gas tax alternatives – Two Democrats in Congress are pushing the Obama administration to allow states to search for alternatives for the federal gas tax to pay for infrastructure spending. (The Hill)
The US needs to warm to climate realities (The Hill)
Sen. Sherrod Brown warns against TPP threat to hurt auto industry (WFMJ)
Clean Power’s Overlooked Tool (Governing)
Poll: 70 percent believe in climate change (The Hill)
Here’s the secret to making people care about climate change (Washington Post)
The Conservative Case for Solar Subsidies (New York Times)
State apology, resignation over Flint water first step (Detroit Free Press)
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