17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, asking a federal court to block a Trump administration attempt to weaken automobile [...]

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

Black Americans are subjected to higher levels of air pollution than white Americans regardless of their wealth, researchers with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conclude. Researchers at [...]

Dominion Cove Point Allowed To Emit More Air Pollutants

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

The Maryland Public Service Commission will allow higher levels of certain air pollutants from the power plant at Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export terminal. The Commission approved [...]

Air Pollution: Black, Hispanic And Poor Students Most At Risk From Toxins

By Oliver Milman, Theguardian.com -

Schoolchildren across the US are plagued by air pollution that’s linked to multiple brain-related problems, with black, Hispanic and low-income students most likely to be exposed to a fug of [...]

Citizens In Cancer Alley Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

This past year in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish, a small group of residents began organizing their community to compel the state to protect them against an invisible menace: the air [...]

Study Shows Limits Of Cap-And-Trade In California

By Larry Buhl, capitalandmain.com -

By Larry Buhl for Capital and Main - On November 11, shortly after he began his speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, California Governor Jerry Brown [...]

PennEast Pipeline Emissions Equals 14 Coal Plants/10 Million Vehicles

By Lorne Stockman, www.priceofoil.org -

By Lorne Stockman for Oil Change International - A study released today finds that, if built, the controversial PennEast Pipeline for fracked gas could contribute as much greenhouse gas pollution [...]

Despite 2017 Odds, Afghan Friends Hope For Healing

By Dr. Wee Teck Young, www.ourjourneytosmile.com -

By Dr. Wee Teck Young Hakim) and the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers for Our Journey to Smile. During particularly stressful moments in 2016, I had felt that the year was one long, hard Afghan [...]

‘Threat Map’ Aims To Highlight Worst Of Oil And Gas Air Pollution

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate Change - Environmentalists have launched a new mapping tool that allows people in the U.S. to see whether they live and work in areas at risk of harmful air [...]

Is Coal Ash Killing This Oklahoma Town?

By Staff, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Staff of Inside Climate News - The wind that blows through Bokoshe, Okla. is an ominous one. A small, low-income town near the Arkansas border, Bokoshe sits in the shadow of a coal power [...]

Year In Pollution: The Nastiest Cases Of Toxic Discharge In 2015

By Zoe Schlanger, www.newsweek.com -

By Zoe Schlanger for News Week - There’s no subtle way to say this: 2015 was a garbage year for our air and water. A river in Colorado turned a bright mac-and-cheese orange with mining waste. [...]