Future Generations Will Mourn What the EPA Did on 9/11

Future Generations Will Mourn What the EPA Did on 9/11

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The White House wants to clear the way for frackers to release more methane, which poisons communities and torches the climate. (OW Op-ed) — September 11 is already an annual day of mourning. But while the nation grieved over victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan future generations may well…

Court Orders EPA to Stop Sales of Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Kids

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(CD) — In a “major victory for public health,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Thursday ruled the Trump administration illegally blocked a ban on chlorpyrifos—a pesticide linked to brain development delays in children and nervous systems issues for all people and animals exposed to it—and ordered that it be outlawed within 60 days. “Children, farmworkers, rural families,…

A ‘Wreck for Consumers and the Planet’ as EPA Moves to Gut Clean Car Standards

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(CD) — President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Transportation Department on Wednesday formally unveiled their long-anticipated plan to gut Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, a regulatory rollback environmentalists quickly denounced as “a disastrous wreck for consumers and the planet.” “We remember the thick smog that used to choke our cities and we refuse to return to those times,” Earthjustice attorney…

Meet Andrew Wheeler, the Coal Lobbyist Who Just Took Over the EPA

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(CD) — While the long-overdue departure of ceaselessly corrupt EPA chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday was undoubtedly a small win for the public and the planet, environmentalists were quick to note that “there’s no happy ending to this story” as Pruitt is being replaced by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, who worked for years as an aide to fervent…

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