Washington’s latest parlor game involves predictions about the number of days left in Scott Pruitt’s tenure at the EPA. There’s even a website where you can place bets on it and some very funny memes and gifs on the internet. Amid the controversies over discounted condos, high priced furniture, self-important sirens, and questionable personnel practices, the outrage over Pruitt’s policies is getting lost in the noise. If his ethical lapses result in his ouster, what’s to stop his replacement from continuing the destruction of nearly half a century of environmental progress? Read more >
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April 10, 2018 11:40 AM EDT
February 6, 2017 1:22 PM EDT
Shortly, we are likely to see and hear much more about what jurists, Congress, and the new Administration think about the Clean Power Plan, the cornerstone of our nation’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Regardless of how the court rules—and how Congress and President Trump respond—there’s no denying the reality of climate change or the many compelling reasons to double down on the clean energy transition already underway.
Imposing limits on carbon pollution would help the President deliver on two campaign promises—to create jobs and protect clean air. Read more >
December 8, 2016 2:39 PM EDT
President-elect Trump has promised to return the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to its original mission to deliver clean air and ‘crystal clear’ water. The EPA was established by President Nixon in 1970 because “Our national government today is not structured to make a coordinated attack on the pollutants which debase the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land that grows our food.” Those pollutants primarily come from the burning of fossil fuels in cars, trucks, and industrial sources like power plants and refineries. We need an EPA Administrator that will take us forward, to tackle the pollution challenges of today, and not take us back by weakening existing standards. Read more >
June 16, 2016 7:28 PM EDT
March 10, 2016 10:11 AM EDT
Is it fair to compare the broadcast media’s coverage of Donald Trump to its coverage of climate change? In this election year, coverage of this businessman/reality show host/presidential candidate is valued in the millions. In the summer months after he announced his candidacy (June-Sept), before a primary was even held, coverage of Mr. Trump’s campaign on the news totaled about 10 hours, 20 minutes. By contrast, climate change coverage for ALL of 2015 was 146 minutes.
It is no wonder that climate change never shows up in the top 10 lists of issues of most concern to voters. To care about it, they have to hear about it, see it, touch it and feel it. TV has the power to help us do that. Read more >