By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists It doesn’t take a health care professional, public health expert or environmental scientist to understand the value of clean air and the need for regulatory safeguards that protect our families and communities from toxic air pollution. While killer smog may seem like a historical artifact, air pollution exacts a […]
April 10, 2019
By Craig Sandler, Public Citizen We need strong rules for Wall Street. When we don’t have them, Americans suffer. It happened with savings and loan association deregulation, which led to a real estate collapse; it happened with the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, which led to the 2008 financial crash. Now, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), has introduced […]
By Anthony Gutierrez, Union of Concerned Scientists Watching the news last week as clouds of thick black smoke billowed over Houston, I worried about my family. They are surrounded by chemical plants. Hearing state and local officials saying there is no air quality issue, and then ordering everyone to “shelter in place” terrified me. In […]
By Waterkeeper Alliance President Trump plans today to sign an executive order that attempts to limit states’ role in approving permits required for oil and gas projects under the Clean Water Act, undermining federal law and stripping states of their ability to approve or deny projects that will impact their communities and waterways. The Clean Water Act […]
When You Drill, You Spill. Proposed Bills Push Back Against Trump’s Dangerous Offshore Drilling Plans.
By Natalie Mebane, Sierra Club This month will mark the 9th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As we reflect on the worst oil spill in American history, we must not forget that 11 human lives were lost, countless animals were killed, and 68,000 square miles of Gulf waters […]