Before Trying to Overthrow Democracy, Jeffrey Clark Let Polluters Walk Free

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 07:03:32 +0000

If you had the opportunity to watch the fifth congressional hearing to investigate the January 6th attacks on our capital, chances are you heard one name spoken repeatedly: Jeffrey Clark. When I watched the hearing, the name rang a bell. This was the same Jeffrey Clark, who oversaw environmental enforcement during the Trump administration, an area of (lack […]

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The Profound Climate Implications of Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Decision

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 01:18:14 +0000

This term, alongside a number of cases with the potential for seismic implications, the Supreme Court also took up West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. Though the case caught fewer headlines, it, too, threatened Earth-shifting implications all its own by thrusting into question a critical EPA lever for addressing climate change. Now we have that decision in […]

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EPA’s Proposed Truck Rule Delays Justice for Freight-Impacted Communities

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2022 11:00:41 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Dave Cooke It has been over twenty years since smog-forming and particulate pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks were strengthened. In the absence of federal action, states have moved forward to reduce pollution from trucks. Unfortunately, just last week truck manufacturers filed a lawsuit to prevent states from enforcing […]

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Department of Justice Launches Comprehensive Environmental Justice Strategy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 10 May 2022 11:00:32 +0000

Attorney General Launches New Office of Environmental Justice Courtesy of The United States Department of Justice. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland was joined by EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan [last week] in announcing a series of actions to secure environmental justice for all Americans. In addition to launching a new Office of Environmental Justice within the […]

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Electrifying Standards for New Passenger Cars and Trucks

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 06:40:08 +0000

This is a condensed, online version of the report. Access to all figures and full report are available through download of the PDF. Ten years ago, the Obama administration set strong standards for global warming emissions and fuel economy for new passenger cars and trucks, aiming to double efficiency by model year (MY) 2025 (EPA and […]

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Lawsuit Challenges USPS Gas-Guzzling Truck Plan

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 03:57:55 +0000

Lawsuit Challenges U.S. Postal Service Plan to Buy 150,000 Gas-Guzzling Trucks WASHINGTON — The Center for Biological Diversity, CleanAirNow, Sierra Club, and 16 states filed lawsuits in California federal court today challenging the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to replace its aging fleet with close to 150,000 gas-burning delivery trucks. Last year the Postal Service, under […]

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A Win for Science: EPA Releases Formaldehyde Study the Chemical Industry Tried to Suppress

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2022 17:50:33 +0000

The EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) draft assessment found that breathing even small quantities of formaldehyde throughout a person’s lifetime is associated with an increased risk of leukemia and the development of head, neck and sinus cancer; asthma; allergies; decreased lung function; and even reproductive issues.

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The EPA Is Shuttering its Online Archive: Why that Matters

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 19:01:36 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will be discontinuing its online archive in July 2022. This means the public will lose access to tens of thousands of web resources. These resources convey information about critical environmental issues, and past and present agency activities, policies, and priorities. All of these resources are publicly funded […]

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EPA Reinstates California’s Authority To Set Stricter Auto Pollution Standards

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2022 04:58:28 +0000

EPAThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reinstated California’s authority to set its own motor vehicle pollution standards, the LA Times reported yesterday. You may remember the drama during the Trump administration when the EPA kind of lost its mind and said that California could not require higher fuel economy standards than the nation as a […]

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Supreme Court Decision Could Defang EPA, Threaten Air & Water

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 04:15:46 +0000

If you care about having clean water and air, then pay close attention to the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on West Virginia v. EPA later this month. What is at stake is nothing less than the nitty gritty work of turning sweeping laws passed by Congress into enforceable policies and regulations. Federal agencies like the Environmental Protection […]

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