Pennsylvania: Lawmakers move to block RGGI after rule wins regulatory approval

A House committee passed a disapproval resolution for the rule. The House and Senate now have a deadline to send disapproval resolutions to the governor.
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Judge skeptical of Republican case on social cost of carbon

A federal judge yesterday appeared skeptical of a lawsuit brought by Republican-led states over President Biden's executive order on climate change.
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Study: Trusted messengers can move the needle on GOP climate change acceptance

Recent research published in Nature Climate Change, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, shows that Republicans may yet be swayed on the matter of climate change when the message comes from trusted messengers.

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Krugman: Climate Denial, Covid Denial and the Right’s Descent

Covid denial has turned out to be even worse than climate denial. We've gone from cynical catering to corporate interests to aggressive, performative anti-rationality.

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Republicans largely silent on 'code red' climate change report

Monday's release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest grim assessment of the trajectory of global warming has been met by a chorus of silence by Republicans in Washington.

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Justice

Arwa Mahdawi: No children, no vote: Fox News’s latest asinine suggestion

The brains trust at Fox News recently debated whether the 'childless left' deserve the vote – which shows that choosing not to have kids is still very much stigmatized.

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Toxics

Senate expects to move forward with infrastructure bill on Sunday

US senators were expected to move forward on Sunday on a $1tn package for roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, with text of a bill due to be delivered.

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Conservative Climate Caucus? Not for Alabama

Climate change denial continues to swirl in one of the deepest red states in the country, where Republicans hold all statewide offices.

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Democrats and Republicans will agree on climate change

Our choice between climate change avoidance and adaptation is disappearing, and we will soon have to invest in both.
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Toxics

Gas price increase poses challenge to U.S. economy

Experts say a period of costlier fuel is likely to be brief. But if consumers start to assume otherwise, it could mean problems for Biden and the Fed.
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Toxics

Some Republicans find failure to grapple with climate change a 'political liability'

A small but growing number of Republicans say the G.O.P needs a coherent climate strategy and form a “Conservative Climate Caucus” on Capitol Hill.
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A Republican former DOE official fought Exxon and won. He has a lot to say about the energy business

Who is Andy Karsner? He's a Republican. A former DOE official under President George W. Bush. He has consorted with multi-millionaires. And he has put fear in the heart of ExxonMobil's chief executive, who spent millions of dollars to keep Karsner off the company's board of directors.
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Justice

Thom Hartmann: One of them has to go - the GOP or America as we know it

Corrupt Texas Governor Greg Abbott is the poster child for corrupt Republicans' sellout to the fossil fuel industry. And the consequence of that will almost certainly kill hundreds of Texans this summer.

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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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