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    Trump’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ Could Cost More Than 1,000 Lives a Year

    Trump’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ Could Cost More Than 1,000 Lives a Year

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled on Tuesday its long-anticipated replacement of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The new coal pollution rules will increase planet-warming carbon pollution and could cost more than a thousand American lives each year, according to the EPA’s own estimates. EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler released the “Affordable Clean Energy […]

    Trump Power Plant Plan Will Significantly Increase CO2 Pollution

    Trump Power Plant Plan Will Significantly Increase CO2 Pollution

    The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to propose a major rollback of the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s signature climate policy. The replacement will relax rules for coal-fired plants and will very likely increase air pollution and planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions. The new plan, as the Washington Post reported, would allow states to set […]

    Majority of Americans Wants Climate Action, Survey Finds

    Majority of Americans Wants Climate Action, Survey Finds

    Whether or not the Trump administration knows or cares, a majority of Americans wants government action on climate change. For the past ten years, the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College have asked Americans their opinions on energy and climate policies in biannual National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE). A March report on the […]

    5 Environmental Catastrophes in the Trump Budget (and Who to Call to Stop Them)

    5 Environmental Catastrophes in the Trump Budget (and Who to Call to Stop Them)

    By AnaChristina Arana President Trump has released his 2019 budget proposal, and when it comes to environmental policy, it’s full of bad ideas. The proposal he sent to Congress on Feb. 12 threatens our health, safety and economic future through major cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), essential environmental programs and our judicial […]

    Climate Change Denier Scott Pruitt Endorses Burning Trees for Electricity

    Climate Change Denier Scott Pruitt Endorses Burning Trees for Electricity

    By Danna Smith Over the last several years, study after study has documented why burning trees to produce electricity, known as “biomass,” will accelerate climate change. More than 800 scientists from around the world recently signed a letter to the EU government warning that burning trees for electricity releases more carbon into the atmosphere than […]

    America’s Cities Are the Vanguard for a Sustainable Future

    America’s Cities Are the Vanguard for a Sustainable Future

    By Henry Henderson In the absence of federal leadership on climate change, America’s cities have become the vanguard of the country’s efforts to create a sustainable future. Recently, 233 mayors from 46 states and territories, representing 51 million residents across the country, have signed an open letter opposing the repeal of the Clean Power Plan […]

    The Trump Effect on Climate News

    The Trump Effect on Climate News

    By Jeremy Deaton All press is good press—except when it isn’t. For those who are happy about President Trump‘s attacks on climate science and policy, this will come as bad news. By shining a spotlight on the issue, Trump drove media coverage of climate change last year. New analysis from Media Matters for America finds […]

    Scott Pruitt Asks if Global Warming ‘Necessarily Is a Bad Thing’

    Scott Pruitt Asks if Global Warming ‘Necessarily Is a Bad Thing’

    Scott Pruitt, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), suggested in an interview Tuesday that humans “flourished” during warm periods and climate change might not be so bad. “We know that humans have most flourished during times of what? Warming trends,” Pruitt told Nevada news station News 3. “So I think there’s assumptions […]