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What's The Matter With Kansas? The Fight Against Big Coal Hits the State Legislature, with National Repercussions.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

If built, the plants in Holcomb, Kansas will belch out about 11 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, to become the largest new source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

Rod Bremby: Moving Towards a Renewable Future, Despite Big Coal's Backlash

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Roderick Bremby, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is a force of nature. He stood up to big coal interests in Kansas and, quite simply, said "no."

You're Not the King of Me: Midwest Gen Runs Afoul of the Clean Air Act

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Filing a lawsuit against the folks responsible for filth-spewing, coal-burning relics in Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods.

Policies Can Work in Strange Ways

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

Environmental regulation does affect technological change, but not in the way many people assume it does

Henry Waxman's Decade-Long Fight to Improve the Clean Air Act

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Henry Waxman's The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works is a series of first-person yarns containing startling measures of suspense, drama, and pathos.

Grading a Climate Bill, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

It is perverse public policy to tell the nation's principal environmental watchdog it can't do anything about pollutants that have been officially declared a threat to public health and welfare.

A Clean Energy Moment: Where Hope and History Rhyme

Margie Alt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Margie Alt

Is the climate bill so compromised that we who care about clean energy and the fate of the planet should have opposed it? There are three main reasons why, despite its imperfections, we had to support it.

California Dreamin': EPA Grants Landmark Waiver on Greenhouse Gases

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The Environmental Protection Agency is putting the federal seal of approval on California's leadership in cleaning up global warming pollution from our cars, SUVs, pickups, and minivans.

Waterkeeper 10th Anniversary Conference and Gala Event with Bill Clinton and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Our values are changing from profits and competition, to collaboration and community, focused on philanthropic giving for environmental and social responsibility.

Ryan Grim

Big Coal Using Climate Change Bill To Roll Back Clean Air Act | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A climate change compromise that erodes provisions of the Clean Air Act has supporters worried Democrats are being too generous to coal companies and ...

Obama's New California-Based Climate Policy: Six Key Things To Know

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Bradley

Obama announced Tuesday that he is making California's standard for greater vehicle fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions the new national standard.

EPA & Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Sandra Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Thompson

The goal of both EPA and industry should be better biofuels and not necessarily more biofuels. This can be accomplished in partnership from industry and the scientific community.

Born in Wartime, Earth Day Unified the Nation

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Arriving suddenly -- as a gift whose time had come -- it offered folks something to unite around: the idea of an entire planet, our home, in peril.

Terms of Endangerment: EPA to Cut Global Warming Pollution

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

NRDC salutes President Obama and Administrator Jackson for their actions to tackle global warming. We will work with them to carry out the existing Clean Air Act.

EPA: Carbon Dioxide Endangers Human Health

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

There is no longer a question of if -- or even when -- the U.S. will act on global warming. President Obama is following through on his campaign promise to show American leadership on global warming.

Keeping Clean Energy, Public Comments on the Table

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

It's hard to know what to think when this whole process has been conducted behind closed doors, but it's hard to believe that this process is in the people's best interest.

Cleaner Cars -- The Race to the Top?

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The new administration understands that higher pollution and mileage standards will help curb global warming, cut our dangerous dependence on oil, and save billions at the pump.

Study: Air Pollution Shortens US Life Span

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Cleaner air over the past two decades has added nearly five months to average life expectancy in the United States, according to a...

Obama: The Environmental President?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Will Obama be able to advance an environmental agenda? If so, he will have distinguished himself from Democratic administrations that promised a lot but delivered little on the environment.

In With the New

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael DeJong

Presidents come in various shapes and sizes, ages, disciplines and principles. But what many of them seem to have in common is their unwavering obsession with cleanliness...literally or figuratively.

Lisa Jackson: Music to My Ears

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

EPA Administrator-designate Lisa Jackson was in the dock before the Senate today and I agree with Barbara Boxer that Jackson's answers to many questions were "music to my ears."

Bush's Midnight Regulations Value Profits More Than People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The legacy of George W. Bush's final days in office will be degradation of the environment, endangered species and the safety of working people.

Not Home Yet: The Terrible Carnage of Bush's Final Days

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As if eight long years of hell under Bush were not enough, we now have to suffer this accelerated push to destroy our future in the last days of his reign of terror.

EPA Moves To Relax Clean Air Standards Near Parks

Los Angeles Times | Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reporting from Washington -- The Environmental Protection Agency is completing new air quality rules that will make it easier to build coal-fired powe...

White House Whistle-Blower Reveals Bush Admin's Environmental Foibles

New York Times | Felicity Barringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jason K. Burnett, Washington's environmental whistle-blower du jour, is an example of a once rare, now almost common, phenomenon: a political appointe...