Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: EPA

Over 100,000 people tell the EPA to ban glyphosate

This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will decide whether or not to allow glyphosate to be used in the US...

EPA creates loophole for toxic air pollution

“EPA’s action is dangerous and shameful.”

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.

‘Dangerously irresponsible’: New Trump clean energy rule is a sham says...

“The Trump Affordable Clean Energy rule is a sham. It is dangerously irresponsible and completely at odds with the urgent need to address climate change."

New lawsuit seeks to hold the Trump Administration accountable for eliminating...

“This is like a student hiding his report card because it’s full of Fs.”

Washington state AG sues EPA for repealing state’s water quality standards,...

“Trump’s EPA cannot change important water quality protections at the whim of industry interests. It’s not only disruptive to Washington’s environmental efforts over the past two years, it’s a clear violation of the Clean Water Act.

‘The polluter should pay:’ Pennsylvania bill aims to ease PFAS-related drinking...

Proposed legislation would use funds from development on contaminated sites to help offset costs of cleaning tainted drinking water.

US annually uses 388 million pounds of potentially fatal pesticides banned...

Eighty-five pesticides currently in use across the country have been banned or are in the process of being phased out in the three nations, in large part due to their harmful impact on human health or the environment.

EPA moves to fight states’ power to deny dirty energy projects

The new guidelines threaten the division of state and federal authorities in order to please the fossil fuel industry.

Lobbying against key US climate regulation ‘cost society $60 billion,’ study...

“Our new point is that if the very likelihood of having climate policy enacted in the first place may be jeopardized by political influences (via lobbying), why not try to use this revenue to neutralize some of the political opposition in a targeted way.”

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Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

550,000 acres on fire in Alaska in latest sign of the climate crisis

Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...

For-profit company makes $750 per day, per immigrant child yet maintains deplorable conditions

For $750 a day a child could stay in a suite at Trump's Washington hotel.

Here are some of the climate-linked disasters and rollbacks Trump’s ‘environmental leadership’ speech didn’t...

“It's fitting that President Trump is promoting his awful environmental record on the same day that the White House is flooding after a historic storm.”