We’ve seen this clearly with Keystone XL pipeline. Proponents are letting us (all of U.S.) know that it will create 6500 … or 25,000 … or 100,000 … or over 1,000,000 jobs. In some ways, ‘just believe me’ type claims. The only independent analysis, to date, suggests that Keystone XL pipeline construction — even without […]
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Regulatory Red Herrings: Twists and Turns in Job Impacts
March 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced guidelines for new power plants for providing Americans electricity into the future. This move was required by a Supreme Court decision from five years ago. In short, these standards demand that new power plants be a bit less polluting, in carbon dioxide terms, than the average of current […]
November 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment
We know that the regulation leads to a safer society and that regulatory paths toward reducing pollution loads leads to a healthier society. These are simply facts. Those facts, however, can be difficult to translate from larger statistics to our personal lives. A new research paper from Nicholas J. Sanders and Charles F. Stoecker provides something that […]
April 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Senator Webb Doesn’t Want You to See This Ad
Very simply, clean air saves lives. Senator Webb doesn’t want Virginians to realize this as he takes a prominent role in the efforts to shred the Clean Air Act.
March 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Michael Brune, the Sierra Club’s executive director, had his hair clipped in public today. And, well, I’m interested in learning about that lock of hair. You see, today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced measures to regulate mercury emissions from coal-fired electricity production. Expect howling screams from the anti-business Chamber of Commerce, from verbal polluters […]
March 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Let’s play word association. Read the following phrase and what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Rich family … There are, of course, many possible from Hilton to Mellon to Rothschilds to … Yes, there are many that might come to mind For me, the ‘first to mind’ would be the Rockefellers Robber baron Rockefeller. […]
February 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on The curious case of Fred Upton
This guest post comes from Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth. Erich layouts the painful case of a Republican politician sacrificing knowledge for ideological pandering. Sadly, pandering to Koch Brother backed anti-science attitudes isn’t limited to Upton. We all know a Fred Upton. He’s the coworker who was your friend until he got […]
December 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments
Let’s play word association. Read the following phrase and what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Rich family … There are, of course, many possible from Hilton to Mellon to Rothschilds to … Yes, there are many that might come to mind. For me, the ‘first to mind’ would be the Rockefellers. Robber baron […]
September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Whose air is it?
Repower America for clean air.
August 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments
When it comes to the necessity of facing down pollution in the nation’s electricity system and other major polluting industries, it is hard to read recent Obama Administration action as anything other than a strong statement to leading environmental organizations: Stay out of our way, we don’t need your help … we don’t need it. […]