Chevron has said it will purchase carbon credits to offset increased pollution from a recent expansion of the Richmond refinery.
Fracking has led to a large increase of hydrocarbon emissions in rural areas, reversing some regional air trends.
The ozone shield in Earth’s stratosphere helps absorb the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet radiation, which causes problems such as skin cancer.
“No man, no woman is above the law. You have to follow the rule of law. It makes no difference if you are in the White House or not.”
Unfortunately, the DOE hopes that the solutions will enable competitive operation of fossil-based power generation infrastructure in a low-carbon future, rather than focusing on clean energy.
If adopted, the proposal would essentially ensure that coal and nuclear plants in regions encompassing most of the country continue to run even where they are too expensive to compete in the energy market.
Living within a 1/2 mile of these production facilities is clearly correlated with negative health impacts.
A "pollution-free planet" is achievable but the world must take immediate action to meet that goal.
Our representatives should uplift our health and quality of life not in words, but with action.