Today the Supreme Court will hear polluter arguments against the EPA's vital Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, a long-overdue protection that will help guard our families, air, water, and wildlife from dangerous toxic pollution that comes from coal plants. These vital protections are critically important to public health, and the polluters challenging them are putting lives at risk.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...
In nutrition science, there's a famous paradox: in many parts of the world, especially the "advanced" nations, the poorest people are not starving. In...
If states choose to follow Senator McConnell's bad advice, it is more likely that electricity rates will continue to rise. However, the sooner a state chooses to embark on the path toward energy efficiency and renewable energy, the better for the ratepayer.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy warned that the requirements to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will be enforced whether or not states chose to cooperate. "If folks think ... [the Clean Power Plan] isn't going to be implemented, I think they need to look at the history of the Clean Air Act more carefully," she said.
The transition from outmoded, dirty power to advanced, clean energy is highly lucrative. Winners should compensate vulnerable losers; just capture a fraction of these new profits and we can protect the security and welfare of otherwise stranded workers and communities, provide investment capital for economic diversification and ensure the full value of pension funds.
Australia's big four banks are between a rock and a hard place. If they finance Galilee projects they are likely to face significant pressure from consumers. But they are also facing political pressure to provide finance.
Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign to convince governors to reject the EPA's Clean Power Plan ignores the facts.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley, Climate Scientist -- and R...
Since 2010, for every coal plant completed worldwide, two proposed coal plants have been shelved or cancelled.
A day of reckoning is arriving in Appalachia. A renewed coalition of citizens groups called the People's Foot movement is confronting state and federal agencies directly for their complicity in ignoring the growing and indisputable evidence on deadly health effects from mountaintop removal mining.
Ridley's assertion that because fossil fuels provided the energy for development in the past means they should keep investing in fossil fuel infrastructure is like saying that developing countries should build punch-card computers for their technological needs.
As the 34 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) met in Paris last week, Oil Change International released a new report with a shocking revelation.
The end of coal as an important global commodity is coming - not in the next few years, but it's coming fast. So the Senator is wasting his energies trying to stop progress and should instead help those who will be hurt by the shift.
Mr. McConnell also states that Congress is "devising strategies now" to fight the USEPA. With all due respect, I suggest he turn Congressional attention instead to dealing with these local, national, and global impacts of continued pollution from burning fossil fuels.
For decades, the residents of River Rouge and surrounding communities have been living with severe air pollution from nearby coal plants, and together, they came out in force to pack a public hearing and call on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to put a plan in place that will finally clean up this pollution and correct a longstanding environmental injustice.