It’s been a busy few weeks, but one notable glimmer of hope came out late last week: despite being rebuffed by President Obama, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is staying the course and reinvigorating her efforts to tackle smog here in the U.S. And to kick things off, her […]
President Obama’s environmental record is discouraging support from a key constituency. But really, how would you vote if his environmental record was put to the test today? Let me know. And just one more observation. Actually, another question. What does Obama have to lose by sticking his neck […]
More fallout from President Obama’s decision last week to scuttle scientifically based and legally acceptable nationwide smog limits. Based on WildEarth Guardians’ analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s own data, the decision leaves more than 50 million westerners–up to 78% of the entire American West–at risk from unhealthy […]
Unreal. Bowing to fossil fuel industry and anti-environmental pressure, President Obama today ordered the EPA to withdraw its plans to strengthen nationwide air quality standards to limit ground-level ozone, the key ingredient of smog. The White House actually had the gall to claim that the decision wasn’t political. […]
It’s out and it’s good. Probably some room for improvement, but kudos to the EPA for following through with a comprehensive clean air plan to tackle air pollution in North Dakota. Moose in front of Coal Creek coal-fired power plant in North Dakota (photo by Dennis Kost).
We’ve heard it’s signed, but we’re still waiting to see what it looks like. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, here’s some background info.
Despite the fact that WildEarth Guardians gets accused by right wing politicians of being overly litigious, it’s actually industry that files the majority of lawsuits, at least against the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s according to a Government Accountability Office report released today, which looked at environmental litigation against […]
Check out the latest Scientific American piece on the human cost of energy, and the kicker: The lion’s share of human costs, however, comes not from accidents but from pollution, which makes fossil fuels the most dangerous form of energy generation. And just in case you need it […]
Despite protests, calls from scientists, criticism from his own agencies, and plain common sense, President Obama gave the green light to the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, all but assuring a disastrous expansion of our global warming footprint. The move is probably the most disturbing signal that the […]
It seemed reasonable and achievable when announced by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter in 2007. For the state to do its part to confront climate change, greenhouse gas emissions had to be cut 20% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. Unfortunately, meeting this modest goal is facing considerable […]