Monday, August 19, 2019

Tag: emissions

Epa data: Under Trump, a sharp increase in unhealthy air in...

The number of unhealthy air days in nearly three dozen cities soared in the first two years of the Trump administration, according...

Trump’s drilling leases on public lands could release 4.7b metric tons...

A national conservation group revealed Wednesday that President Donald Trump's drilling leases on public lands could lead to the release of more...

Why we can’t ignore U.S. military emissions

The U.S. military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks,...

Our post-carbon future depends on electric vehicles—our congress controls their economic...

There are a few competing electric vehicle-related bills kicking around Capitol Hill right now. One, a bipartisan bill aptly titled the Driving America...

Our post-carbon future depends on electric vehicles – our Congress controls their...

The fossil fuel industry is working hard to eliminate a tax credit that reduces emissions and creates jobs.

Scientists call for drastic drop in emissions. U.S. appears to have...

A report by a private research company found that U.S. emissions, which amount to one-sixth of the planet's, didn't fall in 2018 but instead skyrocketed. The 3.4 percent jump for 2018, projected by the firm, would be second-largest surge in greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. since Bill Clinton was president.

Trump administration to halt clean car standards, revoke California’s right to...

The Trump administration’s plan, as reported by Bloomberg, disregards the arguments and wishes of the auto industry.

15 state AGs sue EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for not enforcing...

“Over and over again, the Trump administration has put polluters before the health and safety of New Yorkers.”

‘Keep it in the ground’ approach to fossil fuels on US...

An important part of this finding seems like common sense – limiting fossil fuel production would lead to reduced consumption.

New study links greenhouse gas emissions directly to fossil fuel companies

The data provided in this report could likely become one of the most valuable tools in the fight to hold corporations accountable for the harm they have caused to the planet.

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Trump’s contempt for working-class expressed in new expanded public charge rule

It is unimaginable that Congress would classify so many working-class and middle-class Americans as undesirable public charges.

Red states cut worker pay by $1.5 billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate, impacting the Chesapeake...

Edited by Melissa Troutman Originally published by Joshua B. Pribanic and Talia Wiener for Public Herald edited by Melissa Troutman

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...