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Paradise Lost: Why Our Desire to Protect U.S. Wilderness Should Not Cease

Marc Ross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

My Colorado is much different than the Colorado of the early 20th century, when there were no gridlocked highways packed with millions of cars on traffic-choked interstates in eyesight of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.

Frustrating the Clean Air Act's Goals

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Today's case is just one of hundreds of stall tactics by industrial polluters in their nearly half-century campaign to evade the requirements of the Clean Air Act. As so many of our citizens continue to die as a result of these stall tactics, we can't be blamed for feeling waves of déjà vu.

Climate Change Chatter: SCOTUS and 'Tailoring Rule' Edition

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas regulations. Th...

Kate Sheppard

After Chemical Spill, Poll Finds Most West Virginians Want Tougher Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

A large majority of West Virginians think that last month's chemical spill, which left 300,000 residents without access to safe tap water, was a "wake...

Obama's Climate Change Approach Faces Massive Test

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration's sole means...

Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Despite being a political football [pdf] that had been tossed around Capitol Hill, the coal industry and EPA headquarters throughout the '90s and early aughts, coal ash was rarely a topic of dinner conversation around most American supper tables, I suspect.

It's Time for President Obama to Tackle Traffic Pollution

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Seyler

It's a little hard to remember while we are currently in the late stages of a tough winter, but the smog season will soon be here. The air quality index will displace the wind chill index -- and in many areas, people will be urged to stay indoors to flee the dirty air.

New Republican Bill Would Limit The EPA's Power

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

A new bill introduced by House Republicans would limit the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to recommend or implement policies. The b...

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...

Keystone Report Said Likely To Disappoint Foes

Bloomberg | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

The U.S. State Department is preparing a report that will probably disappoint environmental groups and opponents of the Keystone pipeline, according t...

U.S. To Release Keystone Pipeline Review 'Soon'

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - An environmental impact review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline with Canada is close to being completed and will be re...

At Last! EPA Required to Finish Coal Ash Safeguards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Late Wednesday we saw a victory for clean water and public health: The Sierra Club is pleased to be a part of a legal agreement with 11 organizations ...

More For Big Oil? Really? Are You Kidding Me?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Cliff Schecter

A recent and flawed proposal from the Obama administration is about to hand a huge payday to the oil industry. And I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they don't need it.

On Running the EPA

Tom Fox | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Robert Perciasepe is the deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and for a time served as acting administrator. Prior to joi...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Group Demands A Refund From Democratic Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. William Enyart, the environmentalists are calling, and they want their money back. The League of Conservation Voters on Thursday...

Carmakers To Add This To More Cars In The Future

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Carmakers will attempt to meet stricter emission and fuel economy standards by incorporating start/stop systems into more of their vehicles throughout...

Kate Sheppard

Manchin Calls For More Chemical Tank Inspections After West Virginia Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday that he plans to introduce legislation that would require inspections for chemical storage tan...

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Release Greenhouse Gas Rules For New Power Plants

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will finally publish notice of new proposed rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power p...

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Aim To Prevent The Next Deadly Chemical Plant Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies on Friday released new proposals meant to address safety concerns at chemical plants across the country, a response to ...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Not Entirely Confident Playground Turf Is Safe For Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -– The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly updated its website in response to a complaint that its public information on artifici...

More Bad News for the Pebble Mine: Rio Tinto Announces It May Divest

Joel Reynolds | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today, in yet another sign that the massive Pebble Mine is doomed, the London-based mining giant Rio Tinto publicly announced that it is considering "divestment" from the uniquely reckless project, proposed for the headwaters of the most productive wild salmon fishery in the world.

Why Are the Detroit Three Resisting New Mileage and Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.

Kate Sheppard

Fox News Accidentally Endorsed Environmental Regulations During Obama Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Fox News likes regulations. That is, Fox likes regulations that the Obama administration reportedly delayed ahead of the 2012 election. In a segme...

Kate Sheppard

Science Provision Buried In House Farm Bill Could Gum Up Regulatory Work, Critics Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some senators and environmental and public health groups are concerned that a little-noticed provision in the House's version of the far...

Five Years After Tragic Disaster in Tennessee, Still No Coal Ash Safeguards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This coming Sunday, Dec. 22, marks five years since the Kingston Coal Plant's ash dam in Tennessee ruptured, sending more than a billion gallons of t...