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5 Reasons The Supreme Court's Climate Ruling Hasn't Destroyed The Planet. Yet.

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court issued a setback to the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to cut emissions from power plants this we...

The Supreme Court Threw A Big Wrench In The Future Of Obama's Climate Legacy

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Climate change isn't getting much play in presidential politics, but the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an astonishing reminder of the...

Friday Talking Points -- One No Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?

House Investigates Flint Water Crisis, But The Governor Isn't On The Invite List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, on Feb. 3. But the list of witnesses does not...

Climate Action Picks Up Speed as Court Rejects Bid to Halt Clean Power Plan

David Doniger | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
David Doniger

The Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the Obama Administration's climate protection actions, got a big boost last week when the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington rejected bids by the coal industry and its political allies for a "stay" of implementation.

EPA to Weaken Civil Rights Protections Under Obama

Keith Rushing | Posted 01.25.2016 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

The nation just observed Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and with horrible irony, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the midst of trash...

Leaked EPA Document Showing Water Contamination Could Be Smoking Gun in Federal Lawsuit

Steve Horn | Posted 01.19.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

A PowerPoint presentation obtained from a source and published by DeSmog in August 2013 has made its way into a major hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") related legal case, which is set to go to trial soon in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Jewish Mother Stands Up Against the Trans Pacific Partnership

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

After I gave a few examples of how the TPP can ruin the lives of Americans, (which I recorded), I admonished the young man from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his dereliction of duty in laying out the whole truth.

U.S. Authorities Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions-Cheating Software

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles so...

A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Antiquity - Part 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 12.31.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Call it what you will: advertising, propaganda, public relations, indoctrination, lobbying, disinformation, brainwashing, spin, mind control, or manufacturing consent, they all have the same function -- getting people to think what you want them to think.

A Quiet Surge in Natural Resources Innovation

Ann Morgan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

As society explores these new tools, we need to make sure that the public remains involved and that sophisticated market solutions are based on science and maximizing ecological benefits and not just enhancing private assets at the expense of public lands.

EPA Engaged In 'Covert Propaganda' By Promoting Clean Water Rule: GAO

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency broke federal law when it used social media to garner public support for controversial drinking water protections,...

Obama's Climate Change Hypocrisy

Paul Alexander | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Some commentators have argued President Barack Obama suffers from a failure of leadership. That was evidenced once again last week when he traveled to Paris to demand the world cut greenhouse gas emissions on the very day his administration was making moves that would do just the opposite.

Ensure Existing Nuclear Plants are Part of Fight Against Climate Change

Evan Bayh | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Evan Bayh

Naturally, the political rhetoric around how best to mitigate climate change is soaring. At a moment in time when the stakes are so high, we must ask ourselves a question: Are we going to be content to merely point fingers -- as so often happens in this country -- or are we going to work together to take practical steps that not only will help reduce emissions, but also make sense?

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability Inc., we dream of a waste free world. In this world, all food scraps are transformed into nutrient rich compost yielding healthy crops, all aluminum cans are converted into new cans, building facades or bicycles, all plastic bottles are transformed into furniture, clothing, or home décor.

GOP: Climate Change? What Climate Change?

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

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The Carbon Solution Obama Won't Take to Paris

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

The Treaty of Paris, signed in 1783 by representatives of King George III of England and the fledgling United States of America in a Paris hotel, ende...

EPA Initiates Tough New Limits On Smokestack Emissions

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

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Wild Wolves: The Old and the New West

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Wolves are not only caught in the crossfire between rural ranchers and more urban wildlife advocates; this most misunderstood and maligned animal is also trapped along a cultural fault line between the Old and the New West.

The President's Policy on Mitigation: It May Be Confusing, But it Is a Step Forward

Ann Morgan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Last week President Obama ordered five federal agencies to ensure that development on national public lands results in a net benefit, or at a minimum no net loss, of land, water, wildlife and other ecological resources.

How Budget Shenanigans Put Clean Water Rules In Jeopardy

Chris Espinosa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Chris Espinosa

Congress should pass a clean omnibus bill free of ideological riders, especially those attacking clean water rules that ensure our lifeblood -- our drinking water -- is healthy for generations to come.

Is Obama Doing Inhofe's Dirty Work on Biofuels?

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Paul Alexander

It's ironic, then, that even as Obama extolls the virtue of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, his administration is in the process of gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard, the most significant piece of legislation passed over the past decade to do just that.

New Search Engine Identifies the Biggest Corporate Violators

Greg LeRoy | Posted 11.04.2015 | Crime
Greg LeRoy

Call it a corporate crime wave; there seems to be no end of big business transgressions. Companies have come to regard rising penalties as nothing more than a cost of doing business. They pay the fines and settlements, then resume business as usual.

Are White House Insiders With Connections to Big Oil Undermining the President's Climate Change Agenda?

Paul Alexander | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Paul Alexander

How in good faith can Obama lobby world leaders to fight climate change when his own administration has weakened the RFS, a law -- signed by George W. Bush no less! -- that has reduced greenhouse gas emissions since its inception a decade ago?

Toxic Influence: How a Chemical Industry Trade Group You've Never Heard of Threatens Your Health

Elliott Negin | Posted 10.19.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

The ACC has been doing a lot more than just posting disinformation on the Internet. Along with Koch Industries -- owner of Georgia-Pacific, one of the largest U.S. formaldehyde and plywood manufacturers -- it has been currying favor on Capitol Hill with large sums of lobbying and campaign cash.