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The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Earthjustice | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Of the 80,000-plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 17,000 are "secret." If you believe that our current laws and regulations protect you and your family from all these chemicals, you are mistaken.

Montana: Big Sky Country, Big Climate Problems

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The glaciers I marveled at on my backpacking trip have shrunk considerably, and even then they were a pale approximation of what they once were.

Cutting Carbon Pollution Will Help Create a Healthier Planet

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Lynn R. Goldman

By investing in cleaner air today the nation will save not only on healthcare costs but we will surely save lives as well.

Black and Latino Neighborhoods Subjected to Higher Rates of Air Pollution and Cancer From Oil Refineries

Lisa Garcia | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Lisa Garcia

The federal government has a responsibility to make sure that people are not adversely impacted by this nation's pollution because of their race.

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

Inspectors General Say Government Has Blocked Access

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent watchdogs of dozens of federal agencies decried on Tuesday what they said were Obama administration efforts to delay o...

From the Heart: Americans Speak Out for EPA's Work to Safeguard Health and Curb Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In four key cities this week, the Environmental Protection Agency held successful public hearings on its proposal to curb climate change pollution. Hundreds of people marched into the marathon sessions to share why taking this giant step to curb climate change matters to them personally.

A Cleaner, Safer Future Is Ours

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 09.30.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

The skyline is dominated by smokestacks and maquiladoras. This is the tell-tale sign of a border community: bad air quality, high levels of poverty and a local population suffering from health disparities.

Faith Leaders Testify In Support Of EPA's Clean Power Plan

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) More than two dozen faith leaders rallied at public hearings hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency to testify in support of t...

Paul Ryan Says 'Climate Change Occurs No Matter What'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

While Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) believes the Earth's climate is changing, he doesn't think mankind should do anything about it. "Climate change occur...

Stakeholders Clash Over EPA's Clean-Air Rules

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT and RAY HENRY | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant ...

Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.

Largest Coal-Fired Plant In Western U.S. Set To Close By 2044

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a pr...

Government Has an Essential Role in Oil Refinery Safety and the Environment

Robert Levy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Robert Levy

Refiners are still in the mode of resisting new government regulatory initiatives and are not acknowledging that reducing pollution is not only good for the environment, but also has an economic return.

Not In My Backyard: U.S. Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

Associated Press | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted en...

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

Let American Ingenuity Lead the Way on Climate Change -- Again!

Margo T. Oge | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Margo T. Oge

On Monday June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a regulation that would cut carbon pollution from power plants up to 30 percent by 2030. Within hours, House Speaker John Boehner delivered his response.

EPA Office Of Water Tweets About Kim Kardashian

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency Office Of Water's Twitter feed went a bit off-message on Monday night. Normally, the site talks about the U.S. ...

It's Unacceptable That My Kids Have to Breathe Air Every Day That's Equivalent to Smoking a Half-Pack of Cigarettes

Cherise Udell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Cherise Udell

As a mother, I instinctively felt air this dirty could only be harmful to my two young daughters. I had the sensation I was locking my two daughters in a windowless room full of chain smokers.

Meet The Real Masterminds Behind The EPA's Bold Climate Change Plan

The New York Times | CORAL DAVENPORT | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administrat...

Lynne Peeples

Potent New Weedkiller Raises Fears About Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

In his public plea for the Environmental Protection Agency to reject registration of a potent new weedkiller, Christopher Lish of Olema, California, r...

States Argue Stricter Beach Contamination Warning Standards Are Unnecessary

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan to lower thresholds for warning the public about contaminated beach water is drawing protests from state ...

GOP Senator Fights Against Clean Water Rule

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) continued his fight against the Environmental Protection Agency this week, urging his colleagues to block a proposed rule ...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Science Advisers Call For Stronger Smog Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Environmental Protection Agency science advisers have recommended the agency strengthen ozone pollution standards in order to protect ...

Kate Sheppard

She's As Good As A GOP Senator Gets On The Environment. Is That Good Enough?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the course of her career, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has stood apart from most of her GOP colleagues on the issue of the environm...