Thursday, June 30, 2022

Tag: clean air

Looking ahead to 2021: COP26, clean air, and Biden’s next steps

If 2020 was the year a growing number of polluters — whether companies or governments — pledged to tackle climate change, 2021 needs to be the year these pledges sprout wings and start soaring towards progress.

California approves massive electric vehicle charging program across Southern California

"This program marks the largest single program for any utility in the nation, a major win for clean air and healthier communities."

‘Slam dunk’ study finds Trump EPA’s move not to tighten air...

This peer-reviewed study of air pollution impacts on older Americans suggests that current air qualitystandards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) do not protect public health, and that strengthening the standards could save over 140,000 American lives over a decade.

California leads multi-state lawsuit against Trump admins’ clean car rollback

"We will join our partner states and take the Trump Administration to court to fight another illegal and dangerous rollback.”

Trump EPA claims new power plant rule would improve health of...

Media are missing the environmental justice story behind Trump's Affordable Clean Energy rule.

EPA disbands panel that reviewed clean air standards, appoints new members...

"We're seeing EPA trying to cut science out of the process."

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, August 22

Paul Manafort found guilty, Michael Cohen pleads guilty, EPA admits Trump would sacrifice lives for coal, and more.

In ‘major win’ for clean air and public health, EPA reverses...

The decision came after a federal appeals court sided with green groups that sought to block the "irresponsible and dangerous" policy.

Pruitt’s parting attack on America’s air could cost 1,600 lives

"Pruitt and Wheeler are creating a loophole for super polluting freight trucks that will fill our children's lungs with toxic diesel pollution, ignoring public comments from moms and leading businesses across the country."

Groundbreaking Harvard study confirms #ExxonKnew

"This peer-reviewed study from Harvard is just the latest piece of evidence indicating that the largest oil company in the world knew about the risks of climate change, but concealed them from the public and shareholders."

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NATO and a war foretold

While the world determines how to hold Russia accountable for the horrors it is committing in Ukraine, the members of NATO should do some honest self-reflection.

California assemblyman kills fossil fuel divestment bill

The bill would have required the state’s two enormous public pension funds to divest from fossil fuels, but it was squashed by a Democrat who has taken money from oil and gas companies.

“Where will the nuclear waste go?”

So, what should be done about nuclear waste?

Organizers are reeling yet determined following Supreme Court’s dangerous expansion of gun rights

After celebrating the Senate’s gun control legislation, advocates are planning new actions in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry.

China will decide the outcome of Russia v. the West

Is Putin the face of the future or the final gasp of the past?