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7 Ways the Trump admin is trashing the climate (With video!)

Many environmental protections in the United States can be traced back to the first Earth Day in 1970, which generated support for creating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the Clean Air and Water Acts. Environmental safeguards are critical to protecting Americans and ensuring sustainable economic growth. Unfortunately, over the last three and a half […]

June 18th

As 60,000 die from Coronavirus, Trump launches secret war on regulations that SAVE LIVES

Earlier this year I wrote about Trump administration environmental deregulations, and our readers responded with their positions on which acts would have the most long-term harm. Who knew that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be at it again, especially during the pandemic crisis? According to Nature, the EPA is pressing forward with controversial efforts to roll back […]

May 1st

NJ first state to require planners to consider climate change

Last month, the Trump maladministration issued new guidelines that forbid planners to consider climate change when designing new infrastructure projects such as pipelines, buildings, roads, seawalls, and the like. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica “Many of America’s most critical infrastructure projects have been tied up and bogged down by an outrageously burdensome federal approval process,” Trump […]

February 5th

Drain the Swamp: Trump’s NEPA rollback strips power from communities and gives it to corps

During the 2016 campaign, the Mouth That Roared repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington. Many people foolishly thought he meant the lobbyists, suck-ups, ass kissers, and finaglers who work behind the scenes to create policies benefiting special interest groups and wealthy campaign donors. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica Nothing could be further from the […]

January 13th

What do you think: Should Trump have trashed these 10 environmental regulations?

The Trump administration has a serious mandate to modify or even eliminate environmental regulations that it sees as burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses. States, municipalities, and NGOs have responded to these changes by filing lawsuits to block the administration. But many executive orders have been enacted, while others are pending. […]

January 10th

Arizona unlocks rooftop solar (Finally!)

Arizona has finally begun to loosen the regulatory shackles from solar hopefuls in the state, proposing new rules for installing solar, energy storage, and other clean energy systems. The Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) filed a draft rulemaking on January 16, after studying interconnection standards for 13 years. By Charles W. Thurston Cleantechnica “Without these interconnection rules, […]

February 1st

Paul Ryan’s GOP agenda – dirty air, dirty water, more profits for millionaires

By Meteor Blades While megatons of attention are understandably being paid to Donald Trump’s latest fascist spew, another Republican is laying out an agenda showing anyone who temporarily forgot why it’s not just The Donnie that needs to be defeated come November. Consider the six-part agenda under the rubric of “A Better Way” that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has been […]

June 14th

Bush versus Everyone on Endangered Species Act

In the wake of the decision by the Bush administration to try and neuter the Endangered Species Act, environmental groups across America have come out in opposition to the plans. The latest, the Ecological Society of America, has come out hitting hard. "The concept of independent scientific review has been in practice since the 18th […]

August 27th

Tangled Up in Green: NAFTA…Only If We Absolutely Hafta

I don’t know if you caught it, but the whole Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama flap over NAFTA exposed a dirty little secret: The North American Free Trade Agreement isn’t about American jobs or cheap Mexican labor—it’s about Canadian oil. Think as far back as two weeks ago. I know you can do it. Remember, Britney’s dad […]

March 13th