Politics

Supreme Court Restricts EPA’s Ability to Fight Climate Crisis

Supreme Court Restricts EPA’s Ability to Fight Climate Crisis

The Supreme Court has restricted the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fight the climate crisis.  In a 6 to 3 ruling on Thursday, the nation’s highest court ruled that the Clean Air Agency does not empower the EPA to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants without prior Congressional approval. Yet […]

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    By signing up, you agree to receive emails from EcoWatch and to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    Biden Admin and 11 States Enter Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Power

    Biden Admin and 11 States Enter Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Power

    The Biden administration is teaming up with 11 East Coast states to boost offshore wind energy.  The new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership will bolster President Joe Biden’s goal of creating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. This will generate 77,000 new jobs and power 10 million homes while working towards the administration’s plan […]

    Los Angeles Considers Ban on New Gas Stations

    Los Angeles Considers Ban on New Gas Stations

    Could Los Angeles become the largest city yet to ban the construction of new gas stations?  The idea might seem improbable. The City of Angels is infamous for its reliance on cars. Its public transit system is considered one of the worst in the world, according to Jalopnik, and the amount of cars on the […]

    EU Announces Plan to Cut Pesticide Use in Half

    EU Announces Plan to Cut Pesticide Use in Half

    The European Commission has proposed a new law that would cut pesticide use in half by 2030 and completely ban the use of these chemicals near schools, playgrounds and hospitals. The proposal is part of a larger set of goals to reverse biodiversity loss and restore 20% of land and seas by the end of […]

    Colombia’s First Leftist President and Goldman Environmental Prize-Winning VP Promise to Transition the Country Away From Fossil Fuels

    Colombia’s First Leftist President and Goldman Environmental Prize-Winning VP Promise to Transition the Country Away From Fossil Fuels

    The results of Colombia’s latest election could be a major victory for the planet.  On Sunday night, the country voted in its first-ever leftist president, Gustavo Petro, and its first Black vice president, Francia Marquez, who is also a Goldman Environmental Prize winner, as Climate Home News reported. Included in the pair’s ambitious agenda is […]

    Court Rules EPA Failed to Fully Consider Glyphosate’s Risk to Humans and Wildlife

    Court Rules EPA Failed to Fully Consider Glyphosate’s Risk to Humans and Wildlife

    A federal court ruled Friday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must reconsider whether glyphosate — the active ingredient in Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller — poses a health risk to humans and endangered species.  Environmental groups had challenged the Trump administration’s 2020 interim registration for the chemical, which concluded that it did not cause cancer […]