Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tag: pollution

How a small North Carolina community is pushing back on pollution

A new group of allies is fighting a proposed asphalt plant that threatens their health and their homes.

Why Trump wants to kill the biggest environmental law you’ve never...

NEPA is one of the biggest federal policies ever enacted to protect our environment. But Trump is out to gut it — here's why.

In the shadow of shuttered Philadelphia refinery, neighbors recall those lost...

“People, generations have died in South Philadelphia because of that oil refinery. The buck stops now. We will not allow another company to come in here and do what they did.”

‘Plastic rain’ is pouring down in national parks

The plastic is trapped in fundamental atmospheric processes and falling all over the world, making plastic rain the new acid rain.

States sue Trump EPA for suspending environmental regulations during pandemic

Polluters are allowed, at their sole discretion, to stop monitoring and reporting air emissions and water pollution levels during the outbreak.

Trump signs executive order greenlighting ‘corporate takeover of our oceans while...

Environmental groups sued the EPA over the move, which they condemned as a "free pass for polluters."

Trump’s EPA weakens justification for life-saving mercury pollution rule

"This final rule will increase the risk of more kids with asthma and brain damage, and more people with cancer."

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.

Decades of heavy air pollution could make some areas more likely...

"When we get to the other side, we need to have a real and honest conversation about the failure to tackle harmful air pollution."

EPA enforcement in distress — and more trouble is brewing

The White House has now quietly and ominously asked polluters to help identify new opportunities for deregulation.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

Lawsuit filed after police handcuff 8-year-old boy on video

“My son has a disability and the authorities tried to make him a criminal.”

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

Conservative group board members make millions in pandemic aid yet lobby against unemployment benefits

“If these groups are concerned the government is spending too much during this historic crisis, they are welcome to return their taxpayer-funded bailouts.”

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."