air pollution

Environmental Justice Activists Call for Rejection of Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Side Deal

Environmental Justice Activists Call for Rejection of Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Side Deal

Black, Indigenous, and people of color from across the country rallied on Thursday, demanding Congress and President Biden reject an energy permitting overhaul that would expedite fossil fuel infrastructure, including pipelines like the beleaguered Mountain Valley Pipeline. “For so long… these industries have been placed in BIPOC communities that are too often targeted by these projects. It’s […]

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    Legal Agreement Could Cut Toxic Emissions in Cancer Alley

    Legal Agreement Could Cut Toxic Emissions in Cancer Alley

    A legal settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the town containing the census tract with the worst air pollution in the country could significantly reduce harmful emissions in the area known as “Cancer Alley.”  The proposed agreement was posted on the Federal Register Tuesday and would settle two lawsuits brought by members […]

    New Zealand Grandmother Converts Old Honda Into Electric Car

    New Zealand Grandmother Converts Old Honda Into Electric Car

    A New Zealand grandma has found a way to be the change she wants to see in the world. Sixty-three year old Rosemary Penwarden converted an old Honda into an electric vehicle that she charges with home solar panels. “I suppose I should thank the oil companies, like Anadarko, NZ oil and gas, Shell, OMV, […]

    Meet the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

    Meet the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

    A teenage girl in California who shut down a toxic oil-drilling site; a Nigerian lawyer who got long-overdue justice for communities devastated by two Shell pipeline spills; two Indigenous Ecuadorians who protected their ancestral lands from gold mining. These are just some of the inspiring winners of this year’s so-called “Green Nobel Prize.” The Goldman […]

    Cutting Air Pollutants Could Save More Than 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year, Study Says

    Cutting Air Pollutants Could Save More Than 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year, Study Says

    About 53,200 premature deaths could be avoided in the U.S. each year if the fine particulate air pollution emissions produced by transportation, industrial activities, the generation of electricity, cooking and heating were eliminated, according to a new study, a press release from the University of Wisconsin-Madison said. Avoided deaths and healthcare costs from illnesses would […]

    16 States, Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Postal Service Over Climate-Polluting Mail Trucks

    16 States, Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Postal Service Over Climate-Polluting Mail Trucks

    Sixteen states, the District of Columbia, the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union and environmental groups Earthjustice — acting on behalf of the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and Kansas-based nonprofit CleanAirNow — and the Natural Resources Defense Council have filed three lawsuits in two different federal courts claiming that the U.S. Postal Service […]