Clean Air Act

Trump Caves on Ethanol

The bipartisan pull of corporate welfare—also known as the swamp—is powerful. Last week it swallowed up no less than Donald Trump and his fearless Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt. They caved under pressure from the ethanol lobby and political extortion from Republican …

Opinion

This is the law on having a bonfire and the nuisance it causes

Bonfire night is around the corner - and it's only natural for you to head out into the garden with a crate of lager and a sparkler or two.<p>You may …

Environment

7 Misleading Things EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Said In His Interview With Time

In a rare mainstream media interview, the nation’s top environmental regulator blows some smoke.<p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s tense look broke into a toothy grin at the end of a 22-minute interview with Time Magazine when the reporter called his response to a question …

Climate

Scott Pruitt Casts Doubt on EPA Document Showing the Dangers of Climate Change

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt questioned the legitimacy of a key scientific document on the dangers of climate change — but he …

Climate

Pruitt: If Merkel is serious about climate change, why is she ditching nuclear? Its’s sheer hypocrisy

The EPA chief on the Paris Accord, fossil fuels, clean water, clean air, economic growth. . . .

Climate

Green Party Leader Jonathan Bartley Says Air Pollution Is Becoming 'Most Urgent Global Crisis Of Our Times'

Toxic air kills more people every year than AIDs, TB and malaria combined<p>Toxic air is becoming one of the most urgent global crises of our times, …

Pollution

Yes, Administrator Pruitt, EPA Does Have the Obligation to Protect America from Climate Pollution

(<i>This post was co-authored by EDF’s</i> <i>Ben Levitan</i>)<p>The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is once again misleading the American people in …

Climate

After Environmental Catastrophe, Can Puerto Rico Chart a Sustainable Future?

Hurricane Maria has exposed and intensified the island’s ecological crisis and its human consequences.<p>ARECIBO, P.R.—“There’s no way there were just 45 deaths,” said Myrna Conty, an environmental activist whose work takes her regularly across the most remote parts of the island. She scoffed at the …

Caribbean

Gov. Kate Brown's clean air plan wouldn't clean Oregon's air until 2030

Gov. Kate Brown's weakened plan for a clean air overhaul, the long-awaited final details of which were released Thursday, is full of won'ts.<p>The …

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According to polling and public opinion analysis, support for strong action on climate change and clean energy is an across-the-board winning …

Liberal View

America the polluted

Before the Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970, environmental disasters were the norm. Rivers regularly caught on fire, major cities …

Environment

Stopping Sue and Settle

Scott Pruitt continues to press reform at the Environmental Protection Agency, this week issuing a directive to curb the collusive Washington game of “sue and settle” lawsuits. This is a victory for democratic consent over legal extortion.<p>For years green activists have used sue and settle to impose …

Opinion

U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.<p>The move comes as President Donald …

Environment

A Guide to the New York Attorney General’s Lawsuits Against Trump

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been making waves in recent months for taking on President Trump with various lawsuits seeking …

Clean Power Plan

Scott Pruitt Needs to Go Back to Law School

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Fox News last night, Scott Pruitt questioned what authority Congress has given the EPA to reduce carbon pollution, again …

Climate

Scott Pruitt to restrict grant funding to EPA science advisers

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Tuesday he plans to issue a directive next week to limit research grants provided by …

Climate

Environmentalists, states urge appeals court to rule on Obama climate rules

Environmental groups and aligned states urged a federal appeals court on Tuesday to issue its long-awaited decision on the Clean Power Plan and …

Climate

EPA Administrator Pruitt issues directive to curb settlements with outside groups

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive on Monday to limit the extent to which the EPA can reach legal agreements with groups suing to force it to take regulatory action.<p>Ending the practice known as “sue and settle” has long been a top priority for …

Politics

EPA to restrict settlements with environmentalists

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pledging to crack down on settlements with environmental groups that sue the …

Climate

Trump Taps Climate Denier Who Made a 'Moral Case' for Fossil Fuels for Key Environmental Post

President Trump added another person to his ever-growing list of climate change-denying nominees on Thursday when he tapped Kathleen Hartnett-White …

Climate

The Clean Power Plan's Counterfeit Benefits

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is a milestone. No Republican administration has ever mustered the courage to roll back a major EPA regulation. In a clever twist, the Trump administration has done so by directly challenging the …

Climate

Wanted: Investments to solve PH municipal solid waste woes

Metro Manila is now home to more than 12 million people. As with many other megacities in Asia, waste collection and disposal is a major …

Recycling

There's no such thing as clean coal

It's not an industry we should save.<p>Between the wildfires, the hurricanes, and the droughts, one thing that this summer has made clear is not just that the climate is going to change, but that climate change is already here.<p>We can still work to make the effects of climate change less severe. But …

Climate

The Vapor Rub: Summer versus Winter Gasoline Explained

Every September 15, as we resist switching to long sleeves and heated seats, fuel stations in all 48 continental states must begin dispensing winter-grade gasoline under strict federal deadlines. But topping off in Chicago isn’t the same tankful as in Boise. Enter the confusingly zoned world of …

Autos

Hudson Technologies: EPA Comment Letters Impale The Bull Thesis

The Hudson bull thesis will not play out until R-22 reclamation volumes increase, which will not happen until the industry stockpile of virgin R-22 …

Business

The EPA Owes Us a Reason for Killing Clean Power Plan

The Trump administration had a right to scrap Obama's curbs on carbon-dioxide emissions. But it is obligated to tell us why.<p>When a company emits a ton of carbon dioxide, what damage has it caused, exactly? The answer is called the “social cost of carbon,” which may be the most important number that …

Climate

Trump's repeal of the Clean Power Plan will cost lives, but TV news outlets are covering it as a political football

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters<br>A number of TV news outlets failed to cover the negative health impacts of the Trump administration's decision to repeal …

Climate

Trafford parties united in bid to improve air quality in the borough

COUNCIL chiefs are pressing ahead with measures to cut pollution in the borough.<p>At a council meeting on October 11, a Labour motion was passed which …

Manchester

Oxford aims for world’s first zero emissions zone with petrol car ban

Council plans to start phasing out polluting vehicles including taxis, cars and buses from city centre area in 2020<p>Petrol and diesels vehicles will be banned from Oxford city centre under plans to bring in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero-emissions zone.<p>The proposals aim to …

Environment

The EPA rips up the Clean Power Plan

FROM A certain perspective, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s move to rip up the Clean Power Plan, President Barack Obama’s signature climate change policy, hardly seems radical. The EPA chief repealed a rule he claims was illegal. Indeed, it was something of a stretch …

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