Saturday, December 3, 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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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.