Jennifer Ludden

Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:

Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The proposal to reduce limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public land is the latest move to roll back Obama-era climate regulations.

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Opinion: Please Take Away My Kids' Cellphones At School

Saturday, August 18, 2018

It has been a depressing week of back-to-school stories. But NPR's Jennifer Ludden has found one to be happy about: cellphones will soon be locked up at her kids' school.

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Flooding And Rising Seas Threaten America's Oldest Farmland

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Some of the oldest farmland in America is on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. But as sea levels rise, saltwater is killing crops and threatening a way of life.

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EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

Thursday, April 26, 2018

EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the recent scrutiny he has received over ethical issues is an effort to undermine the president's agenda.

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Prepares For Questions On Ethics Allegations

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt appears on Capitol Hill Thursday for the first time since a string of ethics allegations. But what has he done at the agency and what are the questions he may face about his conduct there?

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Trump Touts Pruitt's 'Great Job,' But EPA Rollbacks Have A Long Road Ahead

Monday, April 09, 2018

Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt has moved to reverse or weaken dozens of environmental measures. But many face a slow regulatory process, and may yet be undone.

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How Much Can The Repeal Of The Clean Power Plan Help The Declining Coal Industry?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has formally begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan and coal states are welcoming the action. But the industry is still declining throughout the country.

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Environmental Protection Agency To Eliminate Obama's Clean Power Plan

Monday, October 09, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he'll sign a proposed rule to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-designed plan to meet U.S. obligations under the Paris climate accord.

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Public To EPA On Cutting Regulations: 'No!'

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency asked for public input on "job-killing regulations" and has received more than 28,000 comments, many of which urge the agency not to roll back protections.

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Marchers Unite To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

Saturday, April 29, 2017

On the symbolic 100th day in office for President Trump, who has denied climate change, protesters are rallying in front of the White House to call for better environmental protections.

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Big Business Pushes Coal-Friendly Kentucky To Embrace Renewables

Monday, April 17, 2017

Nearly 90 percent of Kentucky's electricity is from coal — the cheap energy source that helped build its manufacturing economy. Now it's struggling to respond as more businesses want clean energy.

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As Obama Clean Power Plan Fades, States Craft Strategies To Move Beyond It

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The plan is on hold while a legal battle plays out. Even if it's upheld, the Trump administration is likely to appeal to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, states are looking at energy alternatives.

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Crowds Eager To Pass Through Security To Witness Trump Inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thousands of Donald Trump's supporters are gathering at checkpoints along the National Mall as they make their way to the scene of the Inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.

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Inauguration Day: Peaceful Transition Of Power

Friday, January 20, 2017

Once again, the world will watch the peaceful transition of power in the U.S. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president. That has brought jubilation in conservative America.

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Lawsuit Challenges Fetal Burial Rule In Texas

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Center for Reproductive Rights says the rule that fetal remains from abortions or miscarriages must be buried or cremated is politically motivated and aimed at shaming women.

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Activist Groups Expect More States To Take Up New Anti-Abortion Measures

Monday, December 12, 2016

New abortion regulations in Texas are part of a new wave of such measures that gained momentum after last year's undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood.

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Ohio Gov. Kasich Mulling State Abortion Bans

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This week Ohio lawmakers passed a ban on abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy. But they also passed a 20-week ban, which the governor may be more likely to sign into law.

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Trump Team Asks Energy Dept. Employees About Involvement In Climate Change Work

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Trump transition team is asking which Department of Energy employees have been involved in climate change talks. A long questionnaire sent to agency employees is raising concerns.

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Armed Man Threatens D.C. Pizzeria Targeted By Fake News Stories

Monday, December 05, 2016

In Washington, D.C., local businesses are asking for more security after an armed man threatened a pizza place targeted by fake news stories. Police say the North Carolina man wanted to investigate a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring from the restaurant.

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Legal Battles Over Abortion Continue In States Across U.S.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Whatever a Trump administration does when it comes to abortion, state by state legal battles over the procedure will continue to play out. More lawsuits and another restrictions were announced this week.

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