Clean Air Act

Maura Healey’s many lawsuits against the Trump Administration

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has taken action against the Trump administration on numerous fronts in the past six …

Boston

Sadiq Khan: Gove must get a grip on 'life and death' air pollution crisis

Mayor of London wants urgent meeting with new environment secretary to press for action on toxic air quality<p>The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has requested an urgent meeting with the new environment secretary, Michael Gove, to urge him to get a grip on Britain’s “life and death” air pollution crisis.<p>…

Environment

Why union workers and environmentalists need to work together with smart protests

Jobs at any cost could be a problem, as can un-strategic protests<p>As Trump slashes and burns his way through environmental regulations, including the Paris Accord, he continues to bet that political polarization will work in his favor. Not only are his anti-scientific, anti-environmentalist …

Climate

California is playing defense under Trump

Xavier Becerra, California’s combative attorney general, has become the Golden State’s face of resistance to the Trump administration’s domestic …

Environmentalism

Was Trump Tricked Into Pulling Out Of The Paris Agreement?

A week before President Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, he got an important piece of mail on the subject. Twenty-two Republican Senators sent the President a signed letter on May 25th “strongly encourag[ing]” him “ to make a clean break from …

Climate

The Shady Way Shops Beat America’s 25-Year Car Import Rule

Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents raided All JDM Motors, a Japanese car import and parts shop in South Carolina, and seized …

Nissan Skyline

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s new slogan is nonsense

“EPA originalism” couldn’t be further from the agency’s original mission.<p>Over at Politico, Alex Guillén has a nice story on “EPA originalism,” the alleged principle that Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is using to justify massive budget cuts and regulatory …

Climate

Groups Defend National Parks From BP Cherry Point Refinery Pollution

NPCA is challenging oil giant BP’s expansion permit in Whatcom County, WA, for failure to protect air quality of Olympic National Park and North …

Environment

Ninth Circuit Court To California: You Can't Always Get What You Want

America’s most regulation-friendly court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, stunned the public on May 10th by acceding to a Trump Administration request for additional time to consider whether a state agency, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), should have …

Opinion

EPA chemical disaster rule delay challenged by local environmental group

A New Orleans-based environmental group has joined other local and national environmental groups and a major chemical industry workers union in …

Environment

All vehicles on London's roads to be zero emissions by 2050

London’s entire transport system will become zero emission by 2050 under radical plans outlined by the mayor, Sadiq Khan.<p>Included in the blueprint is …

UK News

In the Trump Era, Republicans 4, Democrats 0

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.<p>TOP STORIES<p>In Georgia, Torrential Rains and a GOP Win<p>The most expensive congressional race in American history came to an end Tuesday with Republican Karen Handel defeating Democrat …

Jon Ossoff

Trump EPA will keep California emissions waiver in place for now

California, which has long set its own emissions mandates independent from federal standards, will keep that right, at least for now. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt had indicated he would review and possibly eliminate what's known as the California waiver. Last week, …

Climate

EPA Set to Eliminate Over 1,200 Employees By September

“JOBS, JOBS, JOBS,” the Trump campaign liked to say. But upon assuming office, one of the first things that Trump did was initiate a hiring freeze in …

Climate

UK heatwave triggers air pollution alert as people flock to beaches

Teenager and woman drown in separate incidents as sweltering heat forces Royal Ascot to consider relaxing dress code<p>The heatwave that has brought the longest spell of high June temperatures for two decades has also triggered an air pollution alert in London, with southerly winds due to bring toxic …

Pollution

Order Anti-Air Pollution Smart Masks For the Whole Family

Cambridge Mask Co. CEO and founder Christopher Dobbing tries one on for size (via Cambridge Mask Co.)<p>In late 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed …

Geek

What Climate Deniers Want Next After Winning Paris Pullout

President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement earlier this month was a clear win for conservative groups and …

Climate

EDF, Partners Urge D.C. Circuit to Protect Public Health from Oil and Gas Air Pollution

(Washington, D.C. – June 20, 2017) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and its allies today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to …

Pollution

Trump’s reported pick for the number two spot at EPA is a fossil fuel lobbyist

Jeff Holmstead has spent years fighting against environmental regulations.CREDIT: iStockJeff Holmstead, a former EPA official under President George …

Climate

Garden Grove businessman suspected of importing ozone-depleting chemical

A Garden Grove man was arraigned Monday, June 19, on an indictment that charges him with illegally importing a highly regulated, ozone-depleting …

Corruption

The radical idea behind Trump’s EPA rollbacks

'EPA originalist' Scott Pruitt says he's returning the agency to its proper mission and legal powers. But even some of his Republican predecessors say he's got it wrong.<p>The Trump administration isn’t just pushing to dramatically shrink the Environmental Protection Agency, chop a third of its budget …

Climate

Trump EPA backs away from attacking California emission waiver

Sometime between March 1 and 7, a specific page vanished from the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.<p>Amidst coverage of the removal …

Climate

Only Congress Can Undo Its Regulatory Mess

Candidate Donald Trump vowed to spur economic growth by freeing businesses from burdensome regulation. President Trump has fallen short on this pledge, despite strong rhetoric and some excellent appointments. If he wants lasting reforms of the regulatory state, he’ll have to work with Congress to …

Opinion

Heat wave means unhealthy air this weekend across parts of Southern California

The air district is warning everyone to avoid exercising outdoors mid-day, but especially children and the elderly.

Southern California

The U.S. Government Suspected Fiat Chrysler Of Diesel Cheating As Early As 2015 (Updated)

A mere two months after Volkswagen was exposed as cheating emissions tests with scores of diesel cars, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also …

Autos

Delaying smog standards risks lives, jeopardizes Americans’ health

<b>Twenty-six.</b> That is how many smog-related air quality alerts were forecast across our country for <i>one single day</i> earlier this week.<p>From Pennsylvania …

Pollution

Surprise! Asbestos isn't banned in the U.S. | Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

Think asbestos is banned in the United States? Well, you may be surprised to learn that it isn't. In fact, despite the known dangers and deadly …

United States

Trump administration backs away from fight over California's power to set rules for cars and trucks

The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks — rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington.<p>Environmental Protection Agency …

Climate

Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Was a Nod of Respect to American Citizens

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced the federal government would pull out of the supposedly “non-binding” Paris Climate Accord signed by …

Climate

Natural Gas Industry Blasts Nuclear Power With Fake News

Natural Gas, the darling energy source of the millennia, has decided it needs to take down its biggest competitor – nuclear power.<p>The American Petroleum Institute has flooded the airwaves in Ohio and Pennsylvania with anti-nuke commercials and has even drawn AARP into the fray by pushing fear – …

Energy