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The US supreme court struck down new rules for America’s biggest air polluters on Monday, dealing a blow to the Obama
administration’s efforts to set limits on the amount of mercury, arsenic and other toxins coal-fired power plants can spew into ...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled the Obama
administration should have considered compliance cost when it decided to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, a setback for the ...
The network of corporate-funded right wing think tanks in America is massive. The money that flows to these organizations is even more massive than the networks themselves, and it flows in almost total secrecy thanks to Donors Trust and Donors ...
Seven years ago this month, Barack Obama
stood on a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, and claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton hadn't conceded, but the numbers told the story. Obama
had clinched the ...
administration issued its latest climate change proposal on Friday, calling for a hike in fuel efficiency requirements for heavy-duty trucks in a bid to slash pollution
from the vehicles that represent about a fifth of the nation’s ...
For two years, President Barack Obama
has used his executive power to impose new rules to cut carbon
emissions, targeting cars and power plants, buoying environmentalists and infuriating industry.His latest foray - regulating commercial ...
When it comes to finding new ways to cut emissions, the sky’s the limit.As early as Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency will announce its finding that airline emissions harm human health by exacerbating climate change. Then, ...
In its push for cutting greenhouse gases in the Clean Power Plan, the Obama
administration has leaned hard on the health argument for reducing carbon
dioxide emissions.President Obama
pitched his carbon
proposal last year from Children’s ...
Earlier this year, we told you about a strategy that congressional Republicans would increasingly use to attack environmental policies that they don’t like. Not only would they go after the actual policies, such as President Obama
’s proposed ...
A panel of federal judges appeared inclined on Thursday to dismiss the first legal challenge to President Obama
’s most far-reaching regulation to slow climate change.But in the arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the ...
The centerpiece of the Obama
administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and ...
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce her decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. While the crowded Republican field has led to questions of how to fit all serious candidates on a debate stage, ...
could reject or approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline any day, week or month now. And as a decision looms, environmentalists face a daunting question: Can they recreate the kind of mass appeal that Keystone inspires when ...
Journalists love a counterintuitive story, like when a Democrat criticizes unions or a Republican endorses gay marriage. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), with his idiosyncratic libertarianism, provides them with a lot of good stories, like his opposition ...
Secretary Sally Jewell yesterday called for reform to the way that the Department of the Interior manages America’s energy resources in order to address the causes of climate change.
In a bold speech at the Center for Strategic and ...
Constitutional super-lawyer Laurence Tribe will be star witness before a GOP-controlled Congressional committee as it takes on the Obama
administration's plan to regulate
the largest industrial source of carbon
dioxide emissions, electric power ...
In the months before the debut of the new documentary film "Merchants of Doubt," long-time climate denialist Fred Singer contacted more than two dozen bloggers, public relations specialists and scientists asking for help in derailing the ...
The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time - yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us?
Many answers to that question have been offered, ranging ...
Climate change is happening, humans are the cause, and a shocking number of congressional Republicans - over 56 percent - deny or question the science. CAP Action conducted a fresh analysis of public statements from current Representatives and ...
administration on Jan. 14 announced its long-awaited plan to control the oil and gas industry's emissions of methane, saying it would in the next decade cut in half leaks of the potent global-warming pollutant.The White House ...
Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States on a path to achieve this goal.
The U.S. ...
administration has unveiled plans to regulate
methane emissions from the country's oil and natural-gas industry by as much as 45 per cent over the next decade.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to propose federal ...
Tackling a huge climate issue, the Obama
administration Wednesday announced long-awaited measures to slash U.S. emissions of methane-a potent greenhouse gas-from the oil and gas industry. Setting an "ambitious" goal, the White House is aiming for ...
A handful of Republicans make a conservative case for climate change concern in the new Congress being sworn in today. But nobody expects them to break with the denier-dominated majority on the most important fossil fuel issues in the months ...
Facing significant budget cuts and an incoming Republican Congress determined to limit her authority, Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy might be expected to sound a bit chastened.
In an exclusive ...