March 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
This sunshine week I would like to express my appreciation for all of the work that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers at federal agencies have done and continue to do to ensure public access to government communications, records, and documents
March 5th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
This week the Trump administration issued a supplemental notice to a draft rule long feared by many in the public health and scientific communities as a major disruption to science-based policy as we know it
January 24th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA proposes to roll back the rules regarding clean water protection, removing many rivers and streams from federal protection. The change could have significant effects on the health of many Americans.
November 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Trump's rollback of fuel economy standards could cost Americans nearly half a trillion dollars by 2050 says Energy Innovation.
November 12th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA proposed to ignore any health studies that do not include the private data of the people studied. The rule will be retroactive.
September 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Last week, the EPA said California was doing too much to cut auto emissions. This week, it says California is not doing enough to cut air pollution, putting California in a no win situation.
July 31st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Colorado and all the major auto manufacturers have reached an agreement that will spur the adoption of electric cars and bring that state in line with California emissions rules by the 2023 model year.
July 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The alleged president proclaimed on Monday that America is leading the world in environmental issues. Bernie Sanders and AOC, meanwhile, have introduced legislation to declare climate change is an actual national emergency.
April 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA has published a report designed to help communities prepare to clean up the debris that will result from stronger and more frequent storms. Shhh, don't tell Andrew Wheeler!
April 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA and NHTSA have ignored a request from the state of California for the data the agencies are relying on to roll back existing fuel economy standards. Last week, California sued both to force them to do their legal duty,
March 21st, 2019 | by Tina Casey
When a former coal lobbyist helms the EPA, that may be a comfort to US coal stakeholders but it's not necessarily great news for oil and gas
March 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The latest data from groundwater monitoring systems shows 90% of coal ash storage pits are leaching harmful toxins into the environment. The EPA wants to roll back regulations designed to protect the environment.
February 21st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Trump maladministration has refused to enter into good faith negotiations with the states to resolve the dispute about auto emissions. What comes next? Retribution, Trump style.
January 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Trump's pick to run the EPA is like putting the fox in charge of guarding the hen house. His policies will be worse than doing nothing says a report by the Harvard School of Public Health.
December 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The Acting Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced on Thursday a proposal to roll back Obama-era regulations on emissions from new coal plants which required the use of carbon capture and storage technologies, describing them as "excessive burdens on America's energy providers."
October 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The 6th IPCC Climate Assessment Report makes it crystal clear: Human society is facing a life or death. The only way to save ourselves is to drastically, dramatically, and deliberately reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. There are two ways to do that -- put less carbon dioxide in and/or take carbon dioxide out. Those are the choices. Deal with it like adults or suffer the consequences. End of story. Full stop
August 24th, 2018 | by Tina Casey
EPA's new Affordable Clean Energy rules are won't help the US coal industry, thanks to EPA, the Department of Energy, and the Commander-in-Chief
August 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A series of emails released by the EPA show senior scientists warned the agency repeatedly that its new fuel economy rules are based on false assumptions. The revelations should boost the chances of success for states like California that have sued the EPA over the new policies.
August 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA has announced it will freeze vehicle fuel economy standards and rescind the waiver that allows California to set its own transportation emissions standards. Car makers are jubilant, even if they won't admit it publicly.
July 6th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Scott Pruitt, the man whose life's mission has been to blow up the EPA so his friends and financial supporters could enrich themselves, has put his tail between his legs and snuck out of town. His resignation came as allegations of malfeasance, corruption, abuse of office, and self dealing threatened to overwhelm him