Tag: clean air

An Update on North Dakota

Speaking of North Dakota, the state’s efforts to sabotage EPA’s clean air plan just got derailed in federal court today. After EPA failed to meet its deadline to ensure North Dakota had a legally adequate clean air plan in place, WildEarth Guardians filed suit to enforce the Clean […]

Making the Best of a Smoggy Situation

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 […]

80% of the West at Risk from Smog

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 […]

North Dakota Clean Air Plan Proposed

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).

Not Sue Fast

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 […]

Deadly Energy

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 […]