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White House Set To Scrap EPA Assessment Of Fuel Efficiency Standards

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump unveiled plans on Wednesday to toss out the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest assessment of new fuel efficiency standa...

Clean Cars, California, and Pruitt's Breathtaking Hypocrisy

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics
Keith Gaby

Right after he was confirmed, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would achieve cleaner air through “cooperation between the States and EPA.” I...

What’s At Stake? Trump’s Potential Anti-Environmental, Anti-Public Health Orders By The Numbers

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.24.2017 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Washington Post has reported that the Trump administration may announce a number of executive orders in the coming days. The rumored targets - the...

Yes We Did: The Fight For Clean Air And Water, Clean Energy, And The Climate During The Obama Administration

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On President Obama’s final day in office, here’s something I’m incredibly thankful for ― our air and water are a lot cleaner and safer than th...

Obama Failed To Get A New Climate Law, But His Legacy Might Be Stronger Because Of It

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

This piece is part of a series on Obama’s legacy that The Huffington Post will be publishing over the next week. WASHINGTON ― President Barack Ob...

The Most Dangerous Bill You've Never Heard Of Just Passed The House

Carl Pope | Posted 01.10.2017 | Green
Carl Pope

Last, week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would effectively repeal future standard setting under every important environmental, public health, consumer protection, labor standards, occupational safety and civil rights law on the books.

Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Will Not Be Easy

David Doniger | Posted 12.19.2016 | Green
David Doniger

The state attorneys-general suing to block the Clean Power Plan sent their Christmas shopping list last week to the incoming Trump administration and Republican congressional leaders.

'Green News Report' - November 15, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.15.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: President Obama speaks to the electio...

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Making history and rewriting the future: Donald Trump declared winner of ...

Vote With Your Throat

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Kerry Trueman

How do you define American values? This ghastly election season has shaken our faith that we all share a set of core beliefs, regardless of where we l...

Sustainability as a human right

Linda Katehi | Posted 11.01.2016 | Green
Linda Katehi

You may ask why sustainability is a human right. The answer is simple of you just consider that the lives of our children and their children acutely d...

The Clean Air Act Was Supposed To Protect Us. Here's Why It's Not

Center for Public Integrity | Robyn Baitcher | Posted 10.11.2016 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — When Deneen Carter-El moved to the Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany’s South End two decades ago, she thought the beige-colored townhou...

Legal Challenge To Clean Power Plan Will Have Global Ramifications

Christopher Knittel | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Christopher Knittel

The DC. Court of Appeals began hearing arguments recenlty in an historic session taken "en banc" -- with a roster of 10 judges hearing a case that challenges President Obama's Clean Power plan.

Square Peg into a Round Hole: The Clean Air Act

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

The Clean Air Act (CAA) is one of the country's premiere pollution control statutes. Originally enacted in 1970, the law has not had a major overhaul ...

Clean Power Plan Comes to Court: What to Expect Next Tuesday

David Doniger | Posted 09.23.2016 | Green
David Doniger

Next week the Clean Power Plan will have its day in court. On September 27th, 10 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear or...

Power Plan Foes from Mars, Backers from Venus (Earth Actually)

David Doniger | Posted 09.17.2016 | Green
David Doniger

In less than two weeks, nine judges on the Court of Appeals in Washington will hear arguments over the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of this count...

How 9 U.S. Cities Would Look If They Polluted Like China

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green

American cities would probably look radically different if we hadn’t taken major steps to limit air pollution. For example, you might not be able to...

Watching the Power Market Overrun both Coal and EPA

Carl Pope | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

I'm here to debate (along with Jody Freeman, the Archibald Cox Professor of Law at Harvard) a couple of coal advocates from Texas on the topic, "Has E...

A New (Old) Approach On Climate Change

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
Sen. Tom Udall

Our generation can rise to this challenge. The work of visionary scientists and legislators from my father's era provides the legal foundation on which we can build an economically efficient climate policy for the United States.

The Internal Combustion Engine -- Is The End In Sight?

Carl Pope | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Governments and business can no longer conceal the death toll, and publics are unwilling to tolerate it. Governments are acting. The VW settlement is not the only regulatory crackdown on internal combustion engines.

Dangerous Triggers: How To Protect Your Loved One With Asthma From Summer Heat And Air Pollution

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Seyler

Did you know that 24 million people in the United States have asthma and 6 million are children? As summer heats up and air pollutants increase, it is...

The Jon Stewart Problem

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

The heart of the progressive point of view is the idea that government has a role to play in solving some of our toughest problems. The private sector...

A Strong EPA Delivers Protection, Justice, And Pathways To A Cleaner Future

Gina McCarthy | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Gina McCarthy

In one of the most creative and ambitious environmental enforcement settlements in U.S. history, we are addressing the immediate pollution issue VW caused and, at the same time, setting a new precedent for long term benefits that can be achieved under the Clean Air Act.

New NRDC Analysis: Electric Sector On Track to Meet Clean Power Plan

David Doniger | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
David Doniger

The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday. The report demonstrates again that the power sector is rapidly moving to cleaner generation and greater energy efficiency.

The Climate Post: Clean Power Plan Court Hearing Delayed to September

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

Just weeks before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was scheduled to hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ...