Tag: Trump administration

Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company to Fight Climate Change - The New York Times
The Chouinards then donated the other 98 percent of Patagonia, its common shares, to a newly established nonprofit organization called the Holdfast Collective, which will now be the recipient of all the company’s profits and use the funds to combat climate change. Because the Holdfast Collective is a 501(c)(4), which allows it to make unlimited […]
CRUSO, N.C. — A year after the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dumped a foot of rain on parts of this mountain community, after the Pigeon River rose and raged and destroyed nearly everything in its path, the scars remain around every bend. Sherrie Lynn McArthur, owner of Laurel Bank Campground, is still surrounded by […]
Black people over 65 far more likely to die from pollution-related disease than white seniors
A new report shows Black Americans ages 65 and older are three times more likely to die from diseases related to pollution exposure than white Americans of the same age.  The analysis, released earlier this month by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), suggests that current air pollution levels result in “significant premature mortality and […]
Watch: Trump dodges on whether humans cause climate change: 'In my opinion, you have a thing called weather'
Former President Donald Trump at a rally in Florence, South Carolina on March 12, 2022. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Former President Trump was asked whether he believes human activity contributes to climate change. He dodged, pointing to other countries’ climate emissions while declaring that the US must remain “competitive.” Trump has long denied the science behind […]
EPA restores California's authority to set its own auto pollution rules
California is back in the driver’s seat as it steers the nation toward a future of cleaner cars and light trucks. The Biden administration on Wednesday reinstated the state’s authority to set motor vehicle pollution standards stricter than the federal government’s. That includes tighter restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. The decision, announced by the U.S. […]
Climate Change Report: Cost-Benefit Analyses Are Pointless - Rolling Stone
The from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is stark. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres as “an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failed climate leadership.” If the world can’t solve this problem, there will be a lot of blame to go around, but one group in particular shouldn’t be able […]
Not A Joke: John Kerry Is Worried War In Ukraine Will Distract World Leaders From Climate Change
In less than a minute, John Kerry — President Joe Biden’s climate czar — recently illuminated his relative lack of knowledge of both geopolitical events and international threats this past Monday in an interview that is being widely mocked on the internet. First, he admitted he thought countries like Russia weren’t willing start a war […]
Federal judge puts brakes on Biden's climate-change order - Washington Times
A federal judge last week blocked the Biden administration’s effort to adopt a social cost on carbon and other greenhouse gases, handing a win to 10 Republican attorneys general who accused the president of overstepping his authority. U.S. District Court Judge James D. Cain Jr. granted a preliminary injunction Friday shutting down the implementation of […]
Biden admin announces 'ambitious' new vehicle mileage standards to fight climate change
Fresh off an apparent defeat on its $1.75 trillion climate and social spending package, the Biden administration announced this week it would be significantly raising vehicle mileage standards in an effort to fight global warming. What are the details? The Associated Press reported Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a rule to “raise […]
EPA plans to withdraw a Trump-era rule that gave the state of Oklahoma power over environmental issues on tribal lands
Native Americans demonstrate for Indigenous Rights at a rally at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press The EPA in 2020 granted Oklahoma authority to administer environmental programs on tribal lands. Oklahoma tribal nations criticized the EPA for not consulting with them on the decision. The EPA said Wednesday […]