Climate Change

Andrew Wheeler Was a Coal Lobbyist. Now He Heads EPA.

BY ON December 5, 2018
The video below from CNN that asks: How on earth can a coal industry lobbyist be in charge of EPA, charged with protecting our health and safety from air and climate pollution? From CNN’s Drew Griffin: “Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist who is now acting administrator of...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, EPA, Politics, Pollution

Making Methane Visible in Texas’ Permian Basin Fracking Boom

BY ON November 28, 2018
This was written by Julie Dermansky. It originally posted on DESMOG: There is an LED sign at a Chase Bank in downtown Midland, Texas, the heart of the Permian Basin, which quantifies the current oil boom. It alternates between current rig count, the price of...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Fracking, Natural Gas, Texas