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The Trump administration's environmental battle with California intensified Tuesday, as the Environmental Protection Agency warned the state that it could lose federal highway funds if it doesn't clean up its air.

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  On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we'll discuss the recent UN report that says we have about 12 years to avoid a catastrophic environmental breakdown. As the report calls for "rapid and far-reaching" action to reduce carbon emissions, the State Department said the US does not endorse the reports' findings. 

As governments around the world react with calls for urgent changes, the climate deniers in the White House continue to ignore and diminish scientific research. How are scientists responding? 

Guests:

California braces for deep environmental cuts

Mar 27, 2017

March 27, 2017:

The budget proposal released by the Trump Administration earlier this month outlines deep and unprecedented cuts across many federal agencies. At the top of the list is the Environmental Protection Agency, slated for a 31% cut. 

 

What environmental protections have Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration reversed so far?

  On the February 25th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss DuPont’s decades-long history of chemical pollution.