Politics

Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

BY ON February 28, 2019
Andrew Wheeler — a former coal industry lobbyist and Acting Administrator after disgraced Scott Pruitt resigned — has just been confirmed to become the official head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This takes the country another step further in the direction of normalizing the...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Politics

A Framework for Climate Action in the U.S. Congress

BY ON February 25, 2019
These principles for action on climate change from Congressman Paul D. Tonko’s office are what our country’s leadership needs to build a comprehensive national climate action plan. Outline of Common Principles for National Climate Action: 1. Adopt Science-Based Targets for Greenhouse Gas Neutrality by Mid-Century...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Pollution

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