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Carbon Confederacy

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Just as common decency and subsequent events proved the Confederacy to be on the wrong side of history after the American Civil War, we have ample evidence that states today should not be flying their Carbon Confederacy battle flag either.

The New U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Rules

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

These new rules are a crucial step to clean up the waters of the U.S. They are a compromise among competing interests, but they should bring clarity to the approach the EPA must take to reign in remaining uncontrolled pollution.

Will New Climate Regulations Destroy the Economy? (Hint: No.)

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is a long history of claims that new rules to protect the environment or human health will seriously harm the United States economy. These claims are political fodder, they are provocative, and they are always wrong.

Democracy Beats Deniers on Climate Change

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

There will be opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process by stakeholders to be sure it's thoughtful and effective, but "just say no" is no longer a defensible or winning strategy.

Rise Like Environmental Lions

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Environmental health is controversial. Are we saying we care for the natural world, giving it human-like life and health? Second, is environmental hea...

Conversations You Won't Overhear

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

As summer gives way to our back-to-work lives, busy execs will likely compare notes at Chamber of Commerce luncheons about the economy and job creation. We can all imagine those conversations, but here are a few you won't be likely to overhear.

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

When the federal government abrogates its duties under the Clean Air Act or Clean Water Act, does that mean that impacted communities just go along with it?

The Chicago River Is Broken

Henry Henderson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Senators and other elected officials have joined the public outcry for cleaning up the waterway and restoring it to meet acceptable standards for public health and safety. But this is not just an icky sewer problem.

Is Your Local Water Supply Safe?

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Most of us who live in the U.S. don't give water quality a second thought -- but you might be surprised to learn how water quality varies from city to city.