In, A Treasure Trove Of Industry Secrets

By Tik Root, -

Philip Scranton, a historian at Rutgers University, had taken aim at their book“Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution” — and at Markowitz in particular. Scranton accused [...]

Citizens In Cancer Alley Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution

By Julie Dermansky, -

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 [...]

US Officials Drop Mining Cleanup Rule After Industry Objects

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By Matthew Brown for Associated Press - BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it won’t require mining companies to prove they have the financial [...]

Lawsuit Against Environmental Activists Should Be Dismissed

By Blake Nicholson, -

By Blake Nicholson for Associated Press - BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Environmental groups being sued by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit. [...]

Report: Racial, Economic Injustice Of Pollution Trading Programs

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By Staff of Food & Water Watch - WASHINGTON – New analysis published today details the disproportionate burdens of air and water contamination and serious human health effects placed on [...]

The Brutal Racial Politics Of Climate Change And Pollution

By Basav Sen, -

By Basav Sen for Foreign Policy In Focus - As I watched coverage of Harvey’s flood damage in Houston, Irma’s wreckage in the Caribbean, the devastating record monsoons in South Asia, and the [...]

Marylanders Oppose Dominion’s Request To Pollute More

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By Staff of We Are Cove Point - LUSBY, MD — The public showed up in force last night to urge the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to reject Dominion Energy’s application to increase the [...]

Likely Carcinogen Contaminates Drinking Water Of 90 Million

By Zoe Loftus-Farren, -

By Zoe Loftus-Farren for Earth Island Journal - According to a new report by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group, the drinking water of more than a quarter of Americans — some 90 million [...]

Superfund Sites And Oil Refineries Already Poisoning Storm-Wracked Houston

By Whitney Webb, -

By Whitney Webb for Mint Press News - Houston is still struggling to cope with the impact of Hurricane Harvey, as many parts of the city are still under water. But the worst damage done by the [...]

Vieques to Protest Explosions, Contamination by US Navy

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By Staff for Telesur. Myrna Pagan, spokesperson of “Vidas Viequenses Valen” or “Vieques Lives Matter,” reported a round of detonations from the former U.S. Navy military site and announced in a [...]

Health Costs Of Fossil Fuels Six Times Greater Than Subsidies

By Alex Kirby, -

By Alex Kirby for Climate News Network - LONDON, 31 July, 2017 – Health campaigners say the energy policies of the world’s richest countries are inflicting a double burden on their citizens, not [...]

Just 100 Companies Responsible For 71% Of Global Emissions, Study Says

By Tess Riley, -

By Tess Riley for The Guardian - Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report. The Carbon Majors Report [...]

A Campaign To Eliminate Plastic Straws Is Sucking In Thousands Of Converts

By Darryl Fears, -

By Darryl Fears for The Washington Post - Straws are among the most common plastic items volunteers clean from beaches, along with bottles, bags and cups, conservationists say. Americans use half [...]

Coalition Of 13 States Challenge Trump On Vehicle Emission Standards

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By Staff of Reuters - New York State's attorney general and 12 other top state law enforcement officials said on Friday they would mount a vigorous court challenge to any effort to roll back [...]

U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated

By Whitney Webb, -

By Whitney Webb for Mint Press News - MINNEAPOLIS– Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated [...]