Natural gas use contributes to air pollution and can threaten gains made in the fight against climate change. This week, California implemented a plan aimed at phasing out the use of natural gas heating appliances throughout the state by 2030. Environmentalists hope the step will lead to other states implementing...
The California Air Resources Board said if passed, the proposal could save 5,000 lives between 2024 and 2050.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan warned parts of the East Coast could be "swallowed by the ocean" in a dissenting Supreme Court opinion in an environmental regulation case Thursday. "If the current rate of emissions continues, children born this year could live to see parts of the Eastern seaboard swallowed...
Republican Hershel Walker provided his own interpretation of air pollution at a campaign event over the weekend as he continues his efforts to win the Georgia Senate seat. "We, in America, have some of the cleanest air and cleanest water of anybody in the world," the College Football Hall of Famer, 60, said as he began discussing climate change.
Problem-plagued U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has presented an astounding argument for not enacting laws against air pollution: America’s “good air” will simply “decide” to go to China, he told supporters in Georgia. A viral video clip of the speech by the Republican — who...
This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Federal agency staffers and congressional office members have a message for President Joe Biden as his climate agenda languishes in the Senate: Ensure that fossil fuel industry ally Sen. Joe Manchin faces significant consequences for obstructing legislative progress.
Inhaling noxious fumes from passing vehicles may not be everyone's cup of tea, but for some diesel enthusiasts, it's not a problem at all. Some diesel truck drivers — whether to make a statement or just for fun — go so far as to modify their vehicle so that it releases as much exhaust as possible. This phenomenon is known as "rolling coal," and it happens when a diesel truck is modified so that it can intentionally blast black smoke in abundance.
Herschel Walker is a walking gaffe machine.
‘Shocking’ and ‘disgraceful’: Supreme Court climate ruling sparks anger from Democrats, environmentalists
“Climate change is here and happening regardless of whether a tiny, extremist minority wants us to do something about it,” a White House official said.
One of the most urgent challenges we face, as a nation, is to confront the mounting costs and existential dangers of climate change. It’s a daunting task the Supreme Court just made harder.
The Supreme Court has curtailed EPA's power to regulate carbon pollution – and sent a warning to other regulators
In a highly anticipated but not unexpected 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on June 30, 2022, that the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act. The ruling doesn’t take away the EPA’s power to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, but it makes federal action harder by requiring the agency to show that Congress has charged it to act – in an area where Congress has consistently failed to act. The Clean Power Plan, the policy at the heart of the ruling, never took effect because the court blocked it...
Herschel Walker, who is trying to weather a series of unflattering headlines in his bid to unseat Democrat Raphael Warnock in the Senate, isn’t a huge fan of the Green New Deal. He explained why to his supporters at a recent campaign event, offering a dubious lesson about the physics of air pollution.
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On Monday, 165 staffers at federal health and environmental agencies as well as 75 Congressional offices published a letter calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Joe Biden to act more aggressively on climate. "Every day you do not act, the climate crisis spirals further out of control....
(AP) – A state court temporarily blocked Pennsylvania from participating in a regional carbon pricing program to combat climate change, or RGGI, in a ruling Friday favoring coal-related interests that argue the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking to impose an unlawful tax. Commonwealth Court granted a preliminary...
The Supreme Court decision to limit how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates carbon dioxide emissions from power plants could make an already grave situation worse for those affected most by climate change and air pollution, advocates say. Environmental and climate justice advocates from across the United States are decrying the...
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Supreme Court Limits Power of EPA, Thwarting Biden Administration's Ability to Combat Climate Change
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. The ruling in West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency is an indication that the EPA — the agency tasked with protecting...