Politics

Pending Pick for EPA Chief is Bad for Kids, Bad for Colorado

BY ON February 20, 2019
This op-ed published originally in Colorado Politics was written by Christine Berg. Christine is the Colorado field organizer for Moms Clean Air Force:  A toxic class of synthetic chemicals known as PFAS has contaminated drinking water across the country including here in Colorado. Under immense pressure from...

TOPICS: Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Coal, Colorado, EPA, Politics, Pollution, Toxics

Trump’s EPA Actions on Formaldehyde Can Be Summed Up in One Word: Corrupt

BY ON February 15, 2019
This is an excerpt from a post written by Richard Denison, senior scientist for EDF: Today, Heidi Vogt at the Wall Street Journal reported on the systematic efforts by the Trump Administration to derail chemical assessments under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Decisions...

TOPICS: EPA, Politics, Pollution, Science, Toxics

The Green New Deal is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

BY ON February 11, 2019
The Green New Deal hit the US with the force of a Katrina-sized hurricane when it was unveiled last week – and yes, the comparison is fitting. The GND, as it’s being called, aims to eliminate the carbon emissions fueling climate change and the resulting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Natural Gas, Politics, Renewable Energy

Mercury Protections Draw Broad Support

BY ON February 6, 2019
This week, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), ranking member on the Senate Environmental Public Works (EPW) Committee, joined industry, health, faith, and environmental justice experts for a Senate briefing co-hosted by Moms Clean Air Force and Earthjustice. The topic: Why these “odd bedfellows” oppose EPA Acting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Washington DC