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Trump Administration Ends Talks With California, Presses Ahead With Clean Car Standards Rollback

BY ON February 21, 2019
This post was written by Martha Roberts and Erin Murphy, attorneys for EDF.   The Trump administration announced today that it will end negotiations with California and press ahead with its attempts to roll back America’s successful Clean Car Standards. Rolling back the Clean Car...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, California, Cars and Trucks, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Politics

Climate Change May Increase Risk of Heart Defects in Babies

BY ON February 5, 2019
Any mom who has experienced heat exposure while pregnant knows just how harrowing it can be. Having entered the last trimester of my pregnancy during a summer in San Diego with unreliable air conditioning, I still remember how uncomfortable and vulnerable I felt. That feeling...

TOPICS: California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah

Latinos and the New Climate Movement

BY ON February 1, 2019
This post was written with Mark Magaña, the Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation advocates. It originally appeared at Hispanic LA: It is a myth that Latinos don’t have the time nor interest to care...

TOPICS: Activism, Arizona, California, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Colorado, EPA, Florida, Illinois, Latino Community, Social Justice, Tennessee, Texas

Trump’s Failure to Act on Climate Change Hurts Families

BY ON January 16, 2019
This op-ed was written by Elizabeth Gore, the Environmental Defense Fund’s senior vice president of political affairs. It originally posted at The Hill:  As the federal government shutdown and the rancorous border wall dispute consumes much of our attention, President Trump reiterated his threat to withhold essential wildfire response funds...

TOPICS: California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Economics, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Renewable Energy