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Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

By Brett VandenHeuvel Thursday, Columbia Riverkeeper filed the nation’s first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator Scott Pruitt, Columbia Riverkeeper et al. v. Pruitt. Pruitt has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he repeatedly sued the EPA to weaken environmental protections. It seems appropriate, then, that the […]

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    Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

    Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

    By Brett VandenHeuvel Thursday, Columbia Riverkeeper filed the nation’s first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator Scott Pruitt, Columbia Riverkeeper et al. v. Pruitt. Pruitt has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he repeatedly sued the EPA to weaken environmental protections. It seems appropriate, then, that the […]

    Pro-Fracking Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    Pro-Fracking Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s controversial Act 13 is unconstitutional, calling it a special law that benefits the shale gas industry. The massive Marcellus Shale formation, which underlies a large area of Western Pennsylvania, provides more than 36 percent of the shale gas produced in the U.S. Big news! PA Supreme […]

    It’s Official: Hydropower Is Dirty Energy

    It’s Official: Hydropower Is Dirty Energy

    Over the last two years, I’ve written four articles about the massive problem with methane emissions from hydropower dams and reservoirs. Finally, the mainstream media covered this story Thursday after an international team of scientists released a new study that synthesizes more than 100 scholarly articles on the topic. The Seattle Times headline read, “Hydropower […]