Tesla’s Texas Takeover Will Impact Oil-Dependent Houston

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:47:23 +0000

In a new article by the Houston Chronicle, the author penned his thoughts on how Tesla’s “Texas takeover” would impact oil-dependent Houston

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Dirty Louisiana Politicians Are Getting Paid To Push A Pipeline Through Black & Indigenous Communities

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:35:05 +0000

Southerly has reported that public records show a Louisiana lawmaker is getting paid to push a proposed 280-mile Delta Express pipeline through Black and Indigenous communities

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The RPM Act — How A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Is Trying To Ruin Our Air

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 04:55:21 +0000

With “defeat devices” once again in the news, thanks to yet another manufacturer failing to comply with the Clean Air Act, now seems as good a time as any to remind folks how the automotive industry is actively working to undermine the protections of the Clean Air Act and increase the use of defeat devices in passenger cars and trucks

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Air Pollution And The “I Can’t Breathe” Movement

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 03:14:41 +0000

“I can’t breathe” is foremost the cry of suffering and dying Black people who have been killed by police, and the rallying call of a movement to bring systematic change in criminal justice. Rightfully so — securing African American communities from police violence is vital, and the movement has extraordinary momentum and is scoring major successes. But, for environmentalists, “I can’t breathe” has a deep resonance, too

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EU Recharges Climate Plan But Risks Letting Countries Off The Hook On Transport

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:23:44 +0000

Plans to increase the EU’s climate targets to achieve a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 have been welcomed by clean transport group Transport & Environment (T&E). The European Commission today indicated more ambitious CO2 reduction targets of -50% for new cars, a phase-out of engine cars, and action to start cleaning up ships and planes

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The Various Ways The Trump Administration Has Supported Oil & Gas Industry While Trashing Tesla’s Mission

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:07:05 +0000

I recently wrote this article that highlighted one written by Micheal E. Mann, who pointed out how President Trump is a threat to the planet. That article, in a nutshell, cited several others that pointed out the damage Trump has caused to the environment through his executive orders and dismantling of the EPA. When Mann (and I, by agreeing with him) said “Threat to the planet,” we were not talking about wars or Trump’s radicalization of the extreme far-right

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NRDC & Partners Go To Court On EPA’s Methane Surrender

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:22:53 +0000

As enormous fires engulf the West and hurricanes pummel the South, Andrew Wheeler, the former oil and gas lobbyist running Trump’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has taken another step to let climate-polluting industries off scot-free

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5 Key Reasons To Stop The Mountain Valley Pipeline

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 19:59:12 +0000

It’s time to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline system, aka MVP, and its dangerous attempts to transport dirty fracked gas across Appalachia. This massive dirty energy project makes no more sense today than when it was first proposed more than five years ago. It would keep communities dependent on dirty fossil fuels for generations while jeopardizing sensitive rivers and streams, drinking water sources, the climate, and local communities

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33 Bonus Cleantech & Science News Stories

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 04:52:08 +0000

There is much news published every month on electric vehicles, renewable energy, and other clean and green matters. We can’t cover it all. Below are 33 cleantech stories from the past month or so that got onto our story list but never got covered. Enjoy!

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Trump Admin Pushes Oil Drilling In National Forests

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 02:47:18 +0000

The Trump administration took the wraps off a new rule that will make it easier to drill for oil and gas in national forests. At a time when communities are suffering from dirty air and the dangers of a warming planet — from wildfires and heat waves to hurricanes and derechos — we cannot afford to transform critical carbon sinks into drilling sites that threaten our health and collective future

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