“President Trump’s attempt to gut our nation’s Clean Power Plan is foolish. It’s also unlawful.”
Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 8-13-2019
Xcel Energy’s Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, near Becker, Minnesota. Photo: Tony Webster/Wikimedia/CC
A coalition of 22 states and seven major American cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and a replacement that critics have dubbed the “Dirty Power” rule.
lawsuit (pdf), filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, targets the administration’s so-called Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which eases restrictions on coal plants imposed by the Obama plan, the first national policy to limit power plants’ carbon emissions. Continue reading
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‘The cover-up has allowed the industry to dig in for years of delay in cutting emissions—at the worst possible time’
Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 6-9-2016
Fracked gas flaring at a fracking well near the Pawnee National Grassland in northeastern Colorado. (Photo:
Why has the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
failed to take adequate action against disastrous, climate-warming methane emissions from the fracking industry?
An environmental watchdog alleges that the answer may be a years-long, systematic cover-up of the true data surrounding these toxic emissions.
That cover-up, the group says, was at the hands of at least one EPA researcher who accepted payments from the oil and gas industry.
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