Friday, October 23, 2020

Tag: pollution

How big farms got a government pass on air pollution

An EPA deal came with a promise to help communities exposed to animal emissions. That’s still unfulfilled.

EPA has granted more than 3,000 pollution monitoring exemptions to oil...

While EPA claims the monitoring waivers do not constitute a license to pollute at will, without effective monitoring there is no way to know.

Trump’s toxic wake: 10 ways the EPA has made life more...

The administration's record on chemical safety has been especially hazardous for the health of Americans, especially children.

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."

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Judge vacates Trump SNAP rule that would remove thousands off food stamps

The proposed rule change by the USDA “radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice, leaving States scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans.”
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Watch: Why Trump’s judges are the worst of the worst

How has Trump had so many vacancies to fill?
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How to stop Trump from stealing the election

Congress has decided contested elections only three times in U.S. history, in 1801, 1825, and 1877. Could it happen in 2020?

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

ExxonMobil claims shift on climate but continues to fund climate science deniers

The company’s professed support for a carbon tax is a disingenuous public relations ploy to delay government action.