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West Virginia: Failed Government Should Not Be This President's Legacy

Rena Steinzor | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

It's past time for the President to make the case for the kind of fundamental safeguards that were so visibly absent in Charleston. Failed government should not be this President's legacy.

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...

Illinois' Teachable Moment: The True Cost of Coal, Slavery and Historical Markers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

What gives, Illinois State Historical Society? Doesn't history matter -- at least over the hackneyed phrases of the Big Coal lobby, even if they provided most of the funds for the historical marker?

A Dangerous Extremist Aiming for Virginia's Governorship

Javier Sierra | Posted 09.20.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

Cuccinell's anti-science extremism can only be compared to his passion to protect the fossil fuel industry and other polluters. Just consider that, according to the NCLR/Sierra Club survey, for 83 percent of Latinos, coal plants and oil refineries "are a thing of the past." This is irrelevant to Cuccinelli.

34 Years Later, Did We Learn Anything From Love Canal?

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

Sadly, even though there are more chemicals around now, the protections that were put in place after the Love Canal tragedy are slowly being eroded.

Environmental Ethics: Bernie Madoff's Pyramid Scheme Is an Important Lesson

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Many consumers assume that less packaging or no packaging is always the best answer for the environment. That may be true of most products, but there are reasons food packaging is different.

Save the Earth! Shrink The State!

Eli Lehrer | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Not every environmental problem can be solved with less spending and reduced regulation. Fundamental laws protecting the environment must remain. But, all-in-all, a small government, conservative policy can do a lot of good for the environment.

House GOP Passes Anti-Regulation Bill

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House on Thursday passed legislation that would freeze major government regulations until the unemployment rate, now ...

The Republican Fight for Dirtier Air

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Republicans are right, of course: cleaning up the air can be expensive. But as president Obama -- and even Mitt Romney in his better moments -- must realize, it is not nearly so costly as failing to act.

A Fight for Our Future

Michael Brune | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Because President Barack Obama has stood with us on the side of health, prosperity, and progress for all American families, I am proud to announce that the Sierra Club is endorsing him for reelection.

Buffett: Business Can't Take 'Shortcuts' On This

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

What's bad for the environment is also bad for the bottom line. That's what Warren Buffett is arguing in the latest sustainability report from John...

Sustainability: It Should Be About More Than the Bottom Line

Ed Lawler | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

The problem with organizations that adopt a bottom line orientation toward sustainability is that they only do those things that are visible and have a quick financial payoff. They spread a veneer over the organization, but they do not change its essential nature.

Lynne Peeples

Fighting For Air: Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten Clean Air Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

Asthma was once just an academic concern for Sylvia Brandt, who has spent years studying the chronic lung condition and calculating its tragic toll. N...

Exxon CEO Speaks Out Against Federal Regulations

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

* Complex regulation hinders energy development, economy * State, local regulation sufficient * Shell, Statoil CEOs more conciliatory about ...

What Does It Mean that the Public Supports Specific Types of Regulation, But Questions 'Regulation' in General?

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Sidney Shapiro

It may be, as cynics are likely to point out, that you can't underestimate the power of the American people to hold two contradictory ideas at once.

Dan Froomkin

Auction 2012: Energy Lobby Finds Power In Money And Fear

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. When George W. Bush overruled scientists at t...

GOP Bill Seeks To Shift Power On Crucial Regulations

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House on Thursday voted to give Congress greater power to approve or reject major federal rules that the GOP cal...

EPA Proposing Eased Boiler Rule, Claims Health Benefits Unchanged

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — Facing criticism from industry and lawmakers, the Obama administration on Friday proposed easing rules aimed at reducing toxic air ...

WATCH: EPA Chief 'Frustrated' Environment Becoming A Partisan Issue

Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is frustrated with how the environment is becoming an issue "that is more and more partisan." Speaking with energyN...

WATCH: 'There Is No Choice Between A Clean Environment And A Healthy Economy'

Posted 12.24.2011 | Green

Last Friday, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson appeared on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," discussing her work and the Obama administration's environm...

Is the Green Movement Dead?

Francesca Olivieri | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Francesca Olivieri

We know the drill. We know we need to turn off the water, stop buying plastic bottles and unplug the toaster. Do these small actions really make a difference?

EPA Farm Dust Rule A 'Myth,' Agency Says

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The EPA is trying to put to rest what it calls a "myth" that it is going to crack down on farm dust. In letters to two senators last we...

House Republicans Push Through Looser Environmental Regulations In War On EPA

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans pushed through legislation Friday that gives the states the power to regulate coal ash from power plants as if it...

Michael McAuliff

Erasing The EPA: GOP Strategy Would Roll Back Decades Of Protection

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's environmental protections are under a sweeping, concerted assault in Congress that could effectively roll back the federal gov...

Lynne Peeples

EPA Delays Greenhouse Gas Regulations, Raising Concerns Over Climate Change And Public Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement yesterday that it will miss a Sept. 30 deadline for issuing new rules on greenhouse gas emissi...