Clean Air Act

Environmentalism for conservatives: How to make climate activists see red

Young Republicans, reformed lobbyists, and green Tea Partiers: Meet America’s “eco-right”<p>Todd Tanner has a pretty sweet offer for his fellow Montanans: a new shotgun in exchange for science-based evidence that he’s wrong about climate change.<p>The conservationist uses the challenge in an attempt to …

Climate

Record fires and deadly mudslides in California could become ‘very regular,’ Jerry Brown says

The horrific wildfires across California that killed 46 people last year, followed by the deadly mudslides from burned hillsides that killed 20 more …

Climate

President Trump Delivers on Coal Baron’s Wish List in First Year

In March 2017, Robert Murray, a major Trump donor and president of Murray Energy Corporation, a U.S. coal company, presented President Donald Trump’s …

Climate

Sprawling backlog of DNR permits is winnowing — maybe too quickly, some worry

Since the start of last year, the state's 2,000 backlogged air and water permits have dwindled by more than half.

Eric Greitens

One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll

A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.<p>In September, at the behest of power …

Politics

26 States Just Asked Trump to Rip Up a Major Obama Era Rule

Twenty-six states and state agencies signed onto a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency to repeal former President Barack Obama’s global …

Climate

USDA delays honey adulteration report

<i>With Helena Bottemiller Evich, Caitlin Oprysko, Catherine Boudreau, Sabrina Rodriguez and Maya Parthasarathy</i><p><b>USDA DELAYS RELEASE OF HONEY ADULTERATION REPORT:</b> Dilution of honey has been an acute problem as far back as the fourth century. Even though some of the biggest food fraud cases that federal …

Agriculture

Can Big Oil Be Sued for Causing Global Warming?

<i>This article first appeared on the Hoover Institution site.</i><p>New York City and a number of California municipalities, including San Francisco and …

Climate

Bending Toward Justice: Dem AGs, environmental groups fighting EPA in multiple courts over smog

If you lived through the 1970s, you likely remember photos of Los Angeles shrouded in a brown-grey haze. If you follow international news, you’ve …

Liberal View

New York, Connecticut sue EPA over out-of-state pollution

The attorney generals for New York state and Connecticut are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over out-of-state air pollution that …

Eric Schneiderman

Jack Gerard to step down as head of powerful American Petroleum Institute

Jack Gerard announced Wednesday he would step down as head of the American Petroleum Institute, a powerful lobbying association representing a wide variety of oil and natural gas companies.<p>Gerard has been running API for 10 years, a period in which crude oil prices have lurched from less than $30 a …

Journalism

NY, Connecticut file lawsuit seeking US action on smog

The attorneys general for New York and Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in the latest multi-state effort to compel …

Business

CT, NY: EPA is failing to control smog from other states

Connecticut and New York are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator, Scott Pruitt, over the agency's failure to …

Hartford

Staff Attorney, Rhode Island | Conservation Law Foundation

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a staff attorney to work in its Rhode Island Advocacy Center. Working with the director of the Rhode …

Nonprofits

Climate Lawsuits Backfire

Environmental activists and plaintiffs’ attorneys have convinced local governments in California and New York that there is a pot of gold waiting for them in a new set of lawsuits against energy companies. The theory is that the companies raised global temperatures and thus forced cities and …

Climate

What is Smog and what does it do to you?

Smog in major American cities before the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970 is now the stuff of legend. In Los Angeles, not only were the mountains …

Pollution

Dieselgate: VW reaches Canada settlement worth millions

The German automaker has agreed to a major payout to consumers affected by emissions-rigging software on diesel vehicles. A lawyer representing …

Germany

Scott Pruitt confirms in a tweet who he really works for

The EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment. Scott Pruitt is most interested in saving money for industry.<p>In a series of tweets …

Climate

Arizona doesn’t love Trump’s anti-immigration plans

The state is once again at the center of debate<p>Tough talk on immigration is part of what got Donald Trump elected. But in Arizona, where immigration has always been a hot-button issue, his plans have been met with plenty of opposition.<p>Donald Trump’s election promise to crack down on the “bad …

Immigration

EPA Bureaucrats Go Rogue on 'Glider Truck' Emissions

Tommy Fitzgerald Sr. was an experienced mechanic and truck driver with his own one-bay Tennessee service center in 1989, when a customer who couldn’t afford a new truck asked Mr. Fitzgerald to salvage, rebuild and transplant the drivetrain from a wrecked truck into a new cab-chassis. His …

Opinion

The Next Millennial Trend Is Suing Big Oil for Destructive Climate Change

New York is the latest—and biggest—city to sue giants like BP and ExxonMobil over damage from extreme weather. It probably won't be the last.<p>Over five years later, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is still being felt in New York City. The Build It Back program, created to help homeowners in flood …

Climate

The Guardian view on Theresa May’s eco-plan: a moral test for the Tories

The prime minister’s plastic pledges are unambitious, which means even fewer excuses for failure<p>Theresa May deserves credit for delivering, on Thursday, the first domestic speech dedicated to the environment by an incumbent of 10 Downing Street for 15 years. But lavish accolades are sure to be …

Opinion (UK)

Clean Air Act

Over the last few months I've inadvertently collated an arsenal of "air care" devices that sit like marksmen in my house, protecting me from the …

Pollution

As oceans suffocate, dead zones grow

Oxygen — we all need it to breathe. And the ocean needs it to produce marine life and help maintain biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem. But as the planet warms, the oceans hold less oxygen, which is creating dead zones and areas where marine life cannot survive.<p>Now, a new analysis by the …

Oceans

Maryland, Philadelphia Hold Public Meetings about Pruitt’s Proposed Clean Power Plan Rollback

(January 11, 2018) The state of Maryland and the city of Philadelphia held public meetings today about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

Climate

Have the Tories blown hot and cold on the environment?

<b>Conservatism and conservation are "natural allies", Prime Minster Theresa May has said, praising her party's "proud heritage" of protecting the environment.</b><p>She pointed to the 1956 Clean Air Act to tackle smog in London and Margaret Thatcher's early warnings about the dangers of global warming.<p>But …

Referendums

Theresa May calls for fruit and veg to be sold without plastic packaging

The Prime Minister is promising the Government will work with supermarkets to encourage them to introduce plastic-free aisles in which all food is …

Sustainability

Speech: Prime Minister's speech on the environment: 11 January 2017

Read the 25 Year Environment Plan.It is wonderful to be here at the Wetland Centre – a true oasis in the heart of London.In our election manifesto …

Sustainability

Coal baron's 'action plan' became Trump policy initiatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations.<p>"We have listed our suggested actions in order of …

Science

Ford, Bosch named in diesel emissions cheating lawsuit

Gamboa vs. Ford accuses the Detroit giant of colluding with Bosch on software cheating.<p>In another instance of, "How is this still happening?" Ford is being accused of conspiring with Bosch to make cheat-y diesels for the US market.<p>The class-action lawsuit brought by F-250 and F-350 owners alleges …

Class Action