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Trump Economic Adviser "Pushing" for Climate Denier, Fracking Promoter to Head EPA

Steve Horn | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Heritage Foundation | YouTube ScreenshotCross-Posted from DeSmogBlogStephen Moore -- economic adviser for Republican Party presidential ...

In Suit Against Clean Power Plan, States May Not Be "Closer To The People"

Steven Kull | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Steven Kull

Twenty-six states have joined a lawsuit against the federal government to stop its Clean Power Plan (CPP), which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions two percent a year. Oral arguments are scheduled to begin in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on September 27.

Pipeline Company Desecrates Graves On Sioux Sacred Land

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.14.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Metropolitan Community Churches know what it means to have our sacred sites defaced with spray-painted slurs. We know what it means to have our ministers murdered. We know what it means to be turned away from funeral homes because of who we are. We know what it feels like to have all we hold sacred desecrated.

Earth To Pebble Mine: Stay Away From Bristol Bay
World Conservation Congress Registers Overwhelming International Opposition to Mega-Mine That Threatens Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon Fishery

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

A new chapter opened today in the battle against the proposed Pebble Mine, as the World Conservation Congress overwhelmingly adopted a motion opposing...

The Tea Party, A Sinkhole In Louisiana, And The Contradictions Of American Political Life

Arlie Hochschild | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Arlie Hochschild

What would Trump do to prevent another calamity like Bayou Corne with its methane-drenched mud, its lost forest, its dead fish? He has been vague on many of the policies he might pursue as president, but on one thing he was clear: he would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Takes Up Torch For A Clean Hudson First Carried By His Father

Ned Sullivan | Posted 08.29.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Andrew Cuomo now stands proudly alongside his father as a champion for a healthy, prosperous Hudson River. The leadership he and Congressman Maloney provide will be critical as we seek to persuade the EPA and GE to finish the job all New Yorkers -- indeed, all Americans -- deserve.

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...