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‘I Don’t Know How You Survive This One’: Pruitt’s Condo Scandal Could Be His Last

‘I Don’t Know How You Survive This One’: Pruitt’s Condo Scandal Could Be His Last

From premium airfare to round-the-clock security, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt‘s receipts have raised alarm bells before, but could his latest controversy be the last straw? During television appearances Sunday, several lawmakers and former Trump officials condemned the industry-friendly EPA administrator’s alleged $50-a-night deal at a D.C. townhouse co-owned by an energy […]

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    Zinke Confirmation Threatens Our Public Lands

    Zinke Confirmation Threatens Our Public Lands

    The Senate voted today to confirm Rep. Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Department of the Interior. His confirmation will be followed by a rally today at noon outside the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. The rally will demonstrate people’s love of the outdoors and the fierce expectation that Sec. Zinke stand firm […]

    0-3: Future Generations Lose Again at Third Presidential Debate

    0-3: Future Generations Lose Again at Third Presidential Debate

    Debate moderator Chris Wallace failed to ask a question on climate change or energy policy in the final presidential debate. Presidential #debate ignores climate change … again https://t.co/oUphFlrLLK via @HuffingtonPost pic.twitter.com/LaMvVJFzEP — Climate Nexus (@ClimateNexus) October 20, 2016 The issue got two seconds of airtime when Hillary Clinton mentioned her plan for new clean energy […]

    Climate Change All But Ignored Again at Presidential Debate

    Climate Change All But Ignored Again at Presidential Debate

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met in St. Louis last night for the 2nd Presidential Debate moderated by Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC. It wasn’t until the bitter end that the issue of energy and climate change came into the discussion when Town Hall participant Ken Bone asked: “What steps will […]

    Landmark Climate Change Conference Starts Today

    Landmark Climate Change Conference Starts Today

    [EcoWatch will be interviewing many of the speakers today at this event. Click here to watch our Facebook Live videos.] A landmark climate change conference starts today in Oberlin, Ohio. The conference will bringing together many of the world’s leading thinkers, political figures, economists, investors, philanthropists, business leaders, educators and public intellectuals to discuss the […]

    ‘Signed, Sealed and Delivered’: Paris Climate Agreement Reaches Major Milestone

    ‘Signed, Sealed and Delivered’: Paris Climate Agreement Reaches Major Milestone

    The European Union formally joined the Paris climate agreement today, tipping the global agreement over the much-anticipated 55 percent emissions threshold needed for entry into force. The agreement crossed the 55 country threshold in September at a UN event hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The agreement will enter into force in 30 days, just ahead […]

    Goldman Prize Winner Reportedly Attacked at Her Home by Mining Industry Hitmen

    Goldman Prize Winner Reportedly Attacked at Her Home by Mining Industry Hitmen

    Early Sunday morning, Máxima Acuña, a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, was reportedly attacked at her home in Peru when hitmen illegally entered the property. Máxima was awarded the 2016 Goldman Prize for her fight against the expansion of the Yanacocha Mine, a subsidiary of Colorado-based mining giant Newmont and Peruvian-based mining […]

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club On Feb. 29 the Sierra Club marked a major milestone in the transition to clean energy as the Fisk and Crawford facilities in Chicago became the 99th and 100th coal-fired plants to announce retirement since January 2010. These iconic Midwest Generation owned plants are two of nine coal-fired plants from Chicago to Pennsylvania […]

    Two Ways to Move Beyond Oil

    Two Ways to Move Beyond Oil

    We can end America’s oil addiction, but two key events—yesterday and last week—tell us a lot about the challenges we’ll face as we make it happen. Last week, the delay (and potential cancellation) of the Keystone XL pipeline showed we can meet the challenge of organizing a grassroots-driven coalition to stop destructive oil development. That […]