Special column adapted from the Front Porch Blog: Trump’s administration has set a dangerous precedent of relying on dishonesty and alternative facts instead of addressing the scientific truths behind coal and climate change.
By holding only one public hearing for the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, Scott Pruitt is once again working against the EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment.
The Clean Power Plan represented a historic if modest step toward curbing carbon pollution and accelerating the transition to cleaner energy nationwide. Repealing the rule is a historic step backward.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to suspend a rule that restricts methane leaks related to natural gas infrastructure were denied by an appeals court.
The EPA is sampling water and soil in Minden, W.Va., where it is suspected that harmful PCB chemicals may be causing high cancer rates in the area.
Study shows particulates linger after forest fires and could contribute to climate change.
The coal lobby’s influence over the White House is a given at this point — as is the White House’s willingness to put its finger on the scale in favor of our dirtiest, most carbon-packed energy sources.
Despite his repeated promises to do so, President Trump is unlikely to revive the coal industry through federal policy, and CEOs of electric utilities and coal mining companies know it.
Despite chilly winds and rain, Appalachian Voices’ staff members and volunteers spanned out across the region last weekend to “March for Science” with thousands of others in D.C., Charlottesville and Asheville.