Tag: fossil fuel
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.
A DeSmog investigation found that Falcon’s construction has struggled with drilling problems and has continued even while one key water-crossing for the pipeline lacked state or federal permits.
"Like so much of what Trump is pursuing now, this is a targeted strike against environmental justice and racial justice."
"Every federal dollar wasted on this effort is a dollar stolen from cleaning up the industry's toxic pollution legacy in the Navajo Nation and across the West."
Half a century later, in the middle of a pandemic, protests planned around the world have moved online, and the Trump administration has gutted the EPA, rolled back fuel economy standards and eased the enforcement of pollution regulations.
While the Baltimore and Rhode Island cases proceed in state courts, the fossil fuel companies continue to pursue federal court jurisdiction.
Coal companies and Big Oil like ExxonMobil and all those fracking companies are thus killing off a million Americans every five years.
“Unfortunately, we now have to add to this burden that we cannot rely on some of our government officials entrusted to protect our public lands and interests.”
Project Tundra's boosters are frank about the project's intent: To maintain coal's primary role in North Dakota's energy mix.
Honolulu now joins these communities that are turning to the courts to hold Big Oil accountable.