Saturday, July 4, 2020

Tag: fossil fuel

‘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.

Shell’s Falcon Pipeline dogged by issues with drilling and permit uncertainty...

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.

In ‘targeted strike’ against environmental and racial justice, Trump EPA curbs...

"Like so much of what Trump is pursuing now, this is a targeted strike against environmental justice and racial justice."

Instead of protecting public health during COVID-19 crisis, Trump moves to...

"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."

Bill McKibben on Earth Day at 50: We must stop subsidizing...

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.

Baltimore, Rhode Island argue they’re suing fossil fuel companies over climate...

While the Baltimore and Rhode Island cases proceed in state courts, the fossil fuel companies continue to pursue federal court jurisdiction.

Burning fossil fuels made coronavirus death rate worse, and kills 200K...

Coal companies and Big Oil like ExxonMobil and all those fracking companies are thus killing off a million Americans every five years.

As coronavirus worsened, Trump admin pushed offshore drilling and gas exports

“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.”

North Dakota’s carbon capture project Tundra another ‘expensive greenwashing’ attempt to...

Project Tundra's boosters are frank about the project's intent: To maintain coal's primary role in North Dakota's energy mix.

‘Fossil fuel companies knew’: Honolulu files lawsuit over climate impacts

Honolulu now joins these communities that are turning to the courts to hold Big Oil accountable.

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Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Medicare for All over militarism

Although it doesn’t seem to interest most American voters, militarism is now as much of a domestic as it is a foreign policy issue.