The Trump Shutdown and the Environment

The EPA has determined that they need only a skeletal staff of 794 workers. It makes you wonder what their 13,000 colleagues were up to.

The Environment 2018: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

BAD NEWS: Trump’s EPA — under the leadership of Andrew Wheeler — has hit its lowest, in its radical agenda to destroy protections against pollution.

GOOD NEWS: Youth climate activism is growing. Example: Swedish 15-year-old Greta Thunberg.

The 2018 IPCC Climate Report Issues Stern Warning

The 2015 Paris Agreement was approved to set limits on global temperature rise from 1.5˚C to 2˚C (2.7˚F to 3.6˚F). This latest report drives home the deadly difference half a degree can make.

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey: Protecting the Environment

The work we do as state attorneys general isn’t about just one person. It’s about the dedicated women and men in offices across the country who enforce the law and protect people’s rights. Our commitment to protecting the climate and advancing clean energy is unchanged and stronger than ever.

Fracking Colorado Is A Health Justice Issue

There are 50,000 fracking wells in Colorado, of which 29,000 are in Weld County. That number is greater than all the wells in Pennsylvania.

How the Most Comprehensive Report on Climate Change Impacts Your Family

Human activity is a dominant cause of global warming.

Interview with Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota

“I have three grandchildren. I don’t want to have to tell them that when we had the chance to tackle climate change for future generations, we ignored it.”

Post Hurricane Harvey: Interview with Dr. Robert Bullard

A majority (9 of 16) of the Texas Superfund sites flooded by Hurricane Harvey are in low-income neighborhoods or communities of color. In order to be just, Harvey recovery plans will need to address these legacy environmental disparities.

Trump Gets Challenged on Climate Change Censorship

“The Trump administration can deny the reality of the climate crisis, but it can’t make it go away by simply telling government employees not to mention it anymore. This kind of anti-science meddling leads us straight back to the dark ages.”

Peggy Shepard of WE ACT on Air Pollution, Asthma, and Environmental Justice

WE ACT is proud to bring an empowered, informed and mobilized constituency to the table. Once that structure is in place, a lot can be accomplished. Act locally, think globally.”