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Will New Climate Regulations Destroy the Economy? (Hint: No.)

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is a long history of claims that new rules to protect the environment or human health will seriously harm the United States economy. These claims are political fodder, they are provocative, and they are always wrong.

Kate Sheppard

Industry Not So Good At Predicting Cost Of Pollution Controls: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Center for American Progress examines some historical industry claims about how much new pollution regulations wou...

We Are All Better for Representative Henry Waxman's Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In every battle and in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wild places we cherish.

What I Wanted from Santa: He Didn't Deliver World Peace or Political Civility Again!

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

I don't expect very much from Santa Claus these days. I mean, he's been a disappointment over the years. My desires are few--power, money, and fame, that sort of thing--but he's yet to satisfy any of them. So I tried downgrading my requests to world peace and the end of international poverty. But that didn't work either. He still didn't deliver. This year I tried to be more realistic. I had just a few simple requests. It's been a difficult year so Santa, this would have been a good time to give me at least something that I wanted. But no! It's Christmas Day and I got up early to check under the tree, and nothing.

Before Rubio, Before Luntz: Meet a Founding Father of Climate Change Denial

David Halperin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
David Halperin

Republican consultant Frank Luntz, a master of words, made clear in a 2002 GOP strategy memo how conservatives would address the growing threat of climate change: They would simply deny it was happening.

Fracking, Developers And Acid Rain: New York Readers Share Their Concerns

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

As part of today's series on New York State, we're asking readers which issues they're concerned about in their communities. We're hearing a wide vari...

On Environmental Issues, 'Wall Street Journal' (Repeatedly) Gets It Wrong

Bob Keefe | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

By parroting the talking points of the fossil fuel industry and other big polluters, the Journal's opinion writers remind us of the people who told us cigarette smoking wasn't really bad for our health.

U.S. Acid Rain Regulations: Did They Work?

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

U.S. acid rain regulations have worked. What's more, they didn't seem to get in the way of the country's longest economic expansion.

How Would a Romney Administration Regulate Air Pollution?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With Mitt Romney at or near the top of the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News wanted to find out how his administration might regulate toxic air pollutants.

Getting Rich by Doing Good

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Fifteen years ago, the government decided to clean up a large fraction of the sulfur and nitrogen pollution belching into our skies and acidifying the lakes of the Northeast. Yesterday the EPA released the results.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.

Ohio Coal Plant Linked to $30m in Annual Economic Damage

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

This post was co-written by Nachy Kanfer, Associate Field Organizer for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign in Ohio.We regularly dispute Big Coal w...

Bill Maher: The Environment Is The Ultimate Health Care Issue (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bill Maher called the environment the "ultimate health care issue" Friday night during "Real Time" and argued that our future depends on our ability t...

Don't Let Lawmakers Undermine the Clean Air Act: It Saves Lives

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A handful of lawmakers have been trying to block the EPA from regulating pollution. This is largely a political maneuver -- an effort to drain away support for passing a comprehensive clean energy bill.

Climate Change: Too Much At Stake

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

To the extent that we speak from our hearts about the world we want to create, we will attract energy, resources and support--and inspire others to act.

The Oxymoron of Clean Coal (Joe Biden Had it Right Before He Had it Wrong.)

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Clean coal is a lie. The catch-all term is used by politicians and coal advocates alike to lull the American public into complacency.

Four Reasons to Use Cap-and-Trade to Fight Global Warming

Michael Oppenheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Oppenheimer

The window of opportunity to avoid a dangerous warming is closing fast. We can't afford the time to tinker with a tax. Let's rely on a proven approach, and cap greenhouse gases.

Environmental Problems and the Myth of Simple Market Solutions

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

There is no simple policy panacea. The simplest market instruments do not always provide the best solutions, and sometimes not even satisfactory ones.

China's Downfall: the Ultimate Impact of Environmental Degradation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The destruction in China is so staggering, it's hard to comprehend. Sixteen of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in China, and many regions can now lay claim to the most polluted air in the world.

Bush/Cheney: Dinosaurs of the Old Economy

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The legacy of Bush and Cheney are inextricably tied to the survival of the old fossil fuel economy. Their assignment was clear: defend and protect at ...

Acid Rain Case Settled For $4.6 Billion

AP | Lara Jakes Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A big power company accused of spreading smog and acid rain across a dozen states agreed Tuesday to pay at least $4.6 billion to cut chemical emission...