Airplanes to Fly Fancy-Free Under Weak Global Carbon Rule

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By Anna Guth, Earthjustice Air travel may feel weightless, but it takes a heavy toll on the environment. Aircraft are a significant source of greenhouse gas pollution; they emitted about 700 million metric tons of CO2 in 2012, according to a recent EPA study. To put that in perspective,...
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Clean Water Act Jurisdiction and the Changing Supreme Court

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By Dave Owen, Center for Progressive Reform Since Justice Scalia’s passing, the blogosphere has been abuzz with speculation about how the changed composition of the Court will affect environmental law. This post adds a little more to that speculation. My focus is not the Clean Power Plan...
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Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Is Threatening Communities: Urgent EPA Action Needed

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By Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, Natural Resources Defense Council Although contaminated air has been at the heart of communities’ concerns about the fracking boom for almost a decade, the scientific and regulatory community has just started to fill in the gaps. Even during the past five years of...
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Dear Chairman Wheeler: Block the Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger

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By Joseph Torres and Steven Renderos, FreePress Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will soon decide whether to approve or deny Charter’s proposed $90 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. We believe the decision is an easy one. If...
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