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David F. Coursen: EPA's birthday gift to America? More pollution

The blueprint for a Trump-Wheeler EPA budget includes wholesale and massive cuts across the board to EPA and state programs, with the worst cuts to programs that advance environmental justice.
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Carolyn Kissane: What Trump got wrong by pushing coal

During Trump’s presidency, the U.S. has remained the world’s premiere oil and gas producer. But coal has continued to struggle.
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Howie Hawkins goes national

A perennial candidate in New York is now running for president on the Green Party line.
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Mississippi set to become the 13th state to criminalize fossil fuel protest

A bill intended to have a chilling effect threatens seven years in prison for protesters and up to $100,000 in fines for groups supporting them.
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Yet another state quietly moves to criminalize fossil fuel protests amid coronavirus

In March, Kentucky, South Dakota and West Virginia passed laws restricting pipeline protests. Alabama is poised to become the fourth.
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The oil execs on Trump's 'opening the country council are major GOP donors

The 12-member energy panel includes eight fossil fuel executives who have donated $4.2 million to Republican candidates and PACs since June 2016.
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Coal mining continues during coronavirus pandemic. Experts say that puts miners’ health at risk

Because of the nature of the work and the significant incidence of lung damage from years of exposure to coal dust, silica and diesel exhaust, coal miners may be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, medical researchers say.

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Cheap gas imperils climate fight by undercutting wind and solar

Record-low gas prices are making the move to green power grids a lot harder.

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Climate

The Guardian stops accepting ads from fossil fuel companies over climate change

The Guardian announced Wednesday that it will no longer accept advertising from fossil fuel companies, citing the industry’s “decades-long effort” to prevent climate action.
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Justice

Al Gore: The Davos Interview

At 71, the former vice president is still fighting the good fight.

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Inslee, environmentalists want more aggressive action toward reducing greenhouse gases

The Washington Legislature's 2019 session was momentous, but there's still work to be done, which is why the legislature is going into their 2020 session with four priorities: clean fuels, climate limits, plastic bags and orcas.

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'It's impossible to clean it all up': 600-gallon oil spill in Galapagos kills wildlife and disrupts food chains

A clean-up mission is in full swing after an accident caused a container to crash down onto a barge containing diesel fuel, destabilizing the vessel and causing it to sink.
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Can the internet survive climate change?

How a warming world is sparking calls for a greener web.

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Study links short-term air pollution exposure to hospitalizations for growing list of health problems

A new Harvard University study for the first time links hospitalizations for common blood, skin and kidney ailments to short-term exposure to fine particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion and wildfires.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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