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EPA Fracking Report Needs Some Big Revisions, Says Science Advisory Board

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board released a review of a major agency report on hydraulic fracturing’s p...

These Republicans Who Used To Run The EPA Are Terrified Of Trump, Too

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Two Republican former administrators of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Hillar...

The EPA Could Have Protected These People From Breathing Coal Dust Every Day. So Why Didn't It?

Center for Public Integrity | Johanna Barr | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green

BOKOSHE, Oklahoma — Here in the land of wind-whipped, rolling plains, the gray dust, which sparkles in just the right light, seems inescapable. Resi...

EPA Says Filtered Flint Drinking Water Is Safe To Drink

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal officials said on Thursday it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Michigan, where a public healt...

Historic Chemical Regulation Law Sets the Stage for a Safer Future

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

A landmark bill that was just passed by Congress now gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the power to regulate thousands of potentially to...

Pebble Mine: Canadian Mining Company Threatens to Stick U.S. Taxpayers with Costs of "Potentially Catastrophic" Mining Scheme

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine should be terminated - once and for all. And when that day comes, when the only thing left of The Pebble Partnership is a mountain of legal bills, don't be surprised if the company's last gasp is an attempt to pass them on to U.S. taxpayers.

From Bad to Worse for the Pebble Mine: Latest Financial News From Its Canadian Owner

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Deterioration continues in the financial condition of Northern Dynasty Minerals ("Northern Dynasty" or "NDM") -- a small Canadian exploration company, and the only remaining investor in the once formidable Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble").

Congress Is Finally Overhauling A Decades-Old Chemical Safety Law

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress this week is poised to pass legislation overhauling chemical safety for the first time in 40 years -- with strong bipartisan su...

Flint Water Crisis: Wake-up Call for the Country

Fron Nahzi | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Fron Nahzi

President Obama's visit to Flint, Michigan this week draws public attention to the nation's water crisis. It is an opportunity to set in motion desperately needed reforms and place the water crisis exactly where it belongs: at center stage in the upcoming presidential campaign.

Lawsuit Seeks To Force EPA To Regulate Fracking Waste

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, an attempt to force the agency to issue reg...

Canadian Owner of the Pebble Mine Concedes Substantial Doubt About 'Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,' Threatens NAFTA Claim for Damages from US Taxpayers

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

While the Pebble Mine scheme may appear all but dead, Northern Dynasty's outside lawyers are alive, kicking, and doing very well indeed. As long as there is money to fund their pursuit of frivolous claims, look for this to continue.

For Kids' Sake, Let's Get Lead out of the Water

Carol Emig | Posted 04.19.2016 | Education
Carol Emig

I read the news of lead-tainted water in Flint, Newark, and elsewhere with sadness and outrage--but also with some puzzlement. Many of us believed tha...

Where's The Next Flint Water Crisis? Anywhere.

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, local governments nationwide have had to assure residents worried about brain damage and miscarriages that thei...

Climate Change Will Make Us Sicker And Make Our Food Less Nutritious

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Climate change will likely have dramatic effects on the physical and mental health of the U.S. population, worsening everything from the...

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

Thanks To Flint, Republicans Love EPA Rules All Of A Sudden

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have made environmental regulations their punching bag for years. But now that there's a water crisis unfolding in Flint, Mi...

Flint Residents Come To Washington For Confrontation With Rick Snyder

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cavalcade started before 8:00 a.m., on a quiet street outside of the Rayburn House Office Building, where dozens of Flint residents ...

Rick Snyder Says A Water Crisis Like Flint's Could Happen Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) admits that his government caused the Flint water crisis, he told Congress on Thursday morning it's...

EPA Official Says 'False Allegations' Forced Her Resignation Over Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency official who resigned in the wake of the Flint water crisis blamed "false allegations" for her downfall. In testim...

U.S. And Canada Agree On Methane Emissions Cut Ahead Of Trudeau's Visit

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - The United States and Canada agreed joint steps on Thursday to fight climate change, including cutting methane emissi...

Senators Put Politics Above People in Obstructing Supreme Court Nominee

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Trip Van Noppen

The Senate should not play political games with an institution as vital and important as the U.S. Supreme Court. Nowhere does the Constitution say a duly elected president loses the right to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in the last year of his term.

Nation's Water, Air and Health at Stake in Whether EPA Completes Hudson River Cleanup

Ned Sullivan | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Lead poisons drinking water in Flint, Michigan... Dangerous levels of perfluorooctanoic acid contaminate water supplies in Hoosick Falls, New York... ...

Busting Three Myths About the 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

Margo T. Oge | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Margo T. Oge

This June, as part of the rule, there is a "Mid-term Review" where the government has to review the standards, decide to strengthen, weaken or just reaffirm them. As we approach this review, it is appropriate that we separate truth from fiction.

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

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics

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

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 ...