The Denialists deny it, and the MSM is too scared to bring it up. We have more than five million deaths from fossil fuel, 8.8 million from air pollution overall every year. Covid-19, with 119,000 confirmed deaths so far, is a blip, a rounding error in the deaths we inflict on ourselves from coal and […]
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Last week, clean air supporters broke down the virtual doors of an EPA hearing on a Trump air pollution proposal, and I’m so here for it. They overwhelmed the EPA on the first and second days of online hearings on the Trump administration’s insufficient national soot standard proposal, demanding stronger protections against deadly particulate matter. […]
Avoiding more than 200 deaths`a year due to air pollution. Saving close to $2 billion a year in health spending. These are some of the “fringe benefits” Suffolk County, Massachusetts, could reap from the city of Boston’s ambitious plan to become carbon neutral by 2050, according to a research collaboration among NOAA, NASA, and the […]
Last December, a Delhi man convicted of rape and murder stood in front of the Indian Supreme Court and argued that, in light of the city’s staggering pollution problem, he should be spared the death penalty. The air quality is “like a gas chamber,” he said in a petition. The water is “full of poison.” Why sentence […]
The coronavirus crisis has given our cities clean air. The EV revolution means that COULD be the new normal.
People all over the world are reporting that the skies have cleared dramatically over the last few weeks. In the northern Indian state of Punjab, the Himalayan mountains are now visible from more than 100 miles away — some locals say they haven’t seen the peaks in 30 years. Aerial photos of Los Angeles show a crystal-clear view […]
The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has confirmed NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) data that shows a rapid, dramatic reduction in air pollution over those areas most affected by the COVID-19 lockdowns. How dramatic? Try this: some major cities have seen NOS and CO2 levels drop by half … in less than a week. (!?) […]
We are deeply disappointed by the results of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) vote today on the Administration’s plan to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the so-called “Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule.” Senators were given the opportunity to put partisan differences aside and protect children’s health by rejecting the ACE Rule, and yet 53 […]
Not going to lie, friends: we hate having to address a Trump tweet. They’re always so dumb, so misleading, and such a distraction from the actual atrocities his administration is committing. (Not to mention the general skeeviness of scrolling through the responses to his tweet, and drowning in a river of obvious bots, losers with […]
A federal appeals court Monday granted the Trump regime’s request to stop implementation of an Obama era Environmental Protection Agency plan requiring new pollution controls at two of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in Utah. By Meteor Blades The plan was designed as part of the EPA’s “regional haze rule” promulgated under the 1990 Clean Air […]
The US Environmental Protection Agency and its controversial administrator, Scott Pruitt, have been forced to back down from delaying the implementation of Obama-era regulations designating areas impacted by excessive levels of ground-level ozone, or smog. By Joshua S Hill Only a day after the EPA was sued by 16 Democratic state attorneys general, Scott Pruitt and […]
After much controversy and travail in the British courts over the past several months, the government of Britain has finally unveiled a plan to outright ban the sale of cars and light-duty trucks with internal combustion engines after the year 2040. Earlier this month, France announced a similar proposal that also takes effect the same year. By Steve […]
Donald Trump released his budget late Monday and, as expected, its massive cuts target life-saving public health and environmental programs and standards. Once again, we’re seeing Trump put polluters ahead of the safety our families. This budget will make our communities sick while lining the pockets of the fossil fuel industry. By Mary Ann Hitt, […]
The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401)—the most deadly bill on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Pollution Plan—is expected to be brought up for a House floor vote today.
As initially introduced, the TRAIN Act was a biased and irresponsible “study” bill—creating a committee of cabinet members to review just the costs of a multitude of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health standards, while ignoring the greater health and monetary benefits to Americans. While this version of the bill would have been harmful to human health, the bill is now an entirely different, and much more deadly beast that would result in many more deaths and health hazards…
The Republicans in the House of Representatives have taken much of their anti-environment wishlist and stuffed it into one literally breath-taking bill. The “TRAIN” act that comes to a vote tomorrow will block recent clean air initiatives and also gut the 40-year-old Clean Air Act.
In a surprise move, president Obama calls a halt on planned EPA regulation tightening ground-level ozone standards, delighting his opponents while mystifying his environmental supporters.