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20 Years, Yet EPA Still Fails to Protect Us From Polluting Incinerators

Earthjustice | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Environmental laws are enacted to protect public health, to provide clean air and water, to save endangered wildlife, and to protect our public lands for future generations. But these laws mean little if regulations based on them are not enforced or, in this case, are never created in the first place.

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

Earthjustice | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

When you think about sources of toxic air pollution, one of the first things you might picture is a large power plant with huge smoke stacks belching black clouds into the sky. But the truth is that smaller power plants collectively contribute more to the cancer risk faced by Americans every day.

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coa...

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.

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.

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 ...

Environmental Groups Say Obama Administration Watered Down EPA Pollution Rule

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocacy groups have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit accusing the White House of withholding documents the grou...

Transatlantic Trade Pact Endangers Action on Climate

Ilana Solomon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The health of our families and our communities are indeed in danger. A newly proposed trade deal with the European Union threatens our climate and hinders the ability of governments and communities to tackle the crisis of climate change.

Zach Carter

Drill Baby Drill: The Secret Trade Memo

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is pressing the Obama administration to expand U.S. fracking, offshore oil drilling and natural gas exploration under...

Kate Sheppard

Court Tells EPA To Cough Up New Air Pollution Standards By December

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Northern California has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must produce new draft standards for ground-le...

How Our Regulatory System Misjudges Pesticides and Risks Our Health

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

It's a plague hard to fight and hard to protect ourselves against -- in part because our regulatory system treats the chemicals as if they had rights; safe until proven guilty.

Markets Aid Environmentalists' Efforts to Curb Oil Drilling in Alaska

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

On Friday, we found out why, when his State Department announced its findings that the pipeline, despite releasing between 147 and 168 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually, would not 'significantly increase carbon in the atmosphere.'

Kate Sheppard

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Renews Push For Long-Delayed Federal Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Between 50,000 and 82,000 tons of coal ash flowed into North Carolina's Dan River on Sunday, prompting renewed calls for long-delayed f...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Just Quietly Passed A Bill Gutting Hazardous Waste Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday overhauling the country's hazardous waste laws. The bill, called the Reducing...

This Moment Could Have Easily Never Happened

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

This remarkable bird of prey, the bald eagle, was headed the way of so many other species and died out, at the hands of us humans.

Maybe It Was the Mistletoe: Huge Settlement in Lawsuit Over Dirty Stormwater Pollution

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

In this story, it was regular citizens and a federal court, not the Ghost of Christmas Future, that gave the County a glimpse of what it means to be on the hook for Clean Water Act fines.

Kate Sheppard

Judge Directs EPA To Cough Up A Timeline For Finalizing Coal Ash Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to come up with a plan for finalizing federal regulations on coal ash ...

EPA Will Conduct Investigation Into Matson Spill

Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Hawaii News Now reports that the EPA has decided to conduct a separate investigation into the Matson molasses spi...

Our Shared Stake in Clean Air, Livable Climate

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

President Obama's plan to take action on climate change is a critical step in protecting communities and our health. It is also a moral obligation we have to our children and future generations.

Are You Faking Your Fracking Knowledge? Here Are Six Good Sources

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.

Fracking Causes Friction in Promised Land

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Directed by Gus Van Sant in the tradition of The China Syndrome and Silkwood, Promised Land uses mainstream entertainment to delve into American values, corporate responsibility, and activism.

Environmental Groups Plan To Sue Pennsylvania Coal Plant Again

AP | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A coalition of environmental and community groups say they plan to file a new lawsuit against an Edison Mission Energy power plant...

Is Navy Sonar Training Hurting Whales?

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of conservationists and American Indian tribes are suing over the Navy's expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the ...

Before Obama Retreat on Ozone, EPA Chief Warned of Illnesses and Deaths

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Ash Industry Sees Massive Job Losses If EPA Rules Proceed

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green

An industry-funded report released late Wednesday suggests that federal regulation of coal combustion residuals, or coal ash, currently being consider...