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The Climate Pod

Sep 4, 2019

Last week, the Trump Administration announced rollbacks to Obama-era regulations on methane emissions. What's happening? Why is this so bad? What can be done about it? We're joined this week by Earther's Yessenia Funes and Environmental Defense Fund's Ben Ratner to discuss the changes and to answer those questions. 

Also, we review updates on the Amazon wildfire recovery and discuss rain forest protections in the United States.

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Follow Yessenia Funes on Twitter @yessfun

Follow Ben Ratner on Twitter @ratnerben

Further Reading:

Read Yessenia's piece on California's incarcerated fire fighters:

Read Yessenia's piece on the rollback of methane regulations:

Read the New York Times' piece (where Ben is quoted) on last week's decision by Trump's EPA: