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Global Carbon Emissions Set to Hit Record High in 2018

Global Carbon Emissions Set to Hit Record High in 2018

December 7, 2018

From COP24 in Poland, Greenpeace USA’s Naomi Ages says that carbon emissions are set to rise by 2.7% in 2018 due to more coal use in Asia, and that to combat this trend nations need to do more than what they agreed to in the 2015 Paris Accord

The Battle Over West Virginia’s Coal Country

August 23, 2018

Trump and the EPA are rolling back coal regulations. In 2013, a group of students travelled to West Virginia to learn about the mountains—and communities—being split apart by the coal industry

Trump’s Dirty Energy Appointees Dismantle Clean Energy Controls

August 22, 2018

Trump’s EPA announced a plan to end Obama’s Clean Power Plan, using coal companies’ proposals, which lowers federal regulations on emissions and allows states to set their own emissions reduction goals. We discuss the proposal with Mustafa Ali

Trump’s Monumental Betrayal: Public Antiquities Gutted for Oil Industry

March 9, 2018

Not only did Trump shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, but the president’s announcement came on the heels of one of the rarest finds of Triassic-period fossils, in an area which will now be excluded from protection

Trump’s Budget and Infrastructure Plans Threaten Environment

February 14, 2018

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune says that both proposals will create more pollution and exacerbate climate change, serving fossil fuel donors’ interests at the expense of the environment

Is the Oil Industry Canada’s ‘Deep State’?

February 11, 2018

Justin Trudeau and Canada’s political elite are fighting for the Tar Sands and oil industry’s interests, even if it means that Canada misses its climate targets. We speak to Kevin Taft, ex-Liberal Party politician and author of ‘Oil’s Deep State.’

As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal’s Agenda

December 2, 2017

The Founder and CEO of GreenLatinos, Mark Magana, discusses why he testified at the EPA’s Clean Power Plan repeal hearing and how Latino children are 40% more likely to die from asthma in the U.S.

Coal Mining Families Say ‘No’ to Repealing Clean Power Plan

November 30, 2017

The EPA held its only public hearing on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, West Virginia–but even in coal country, there was a lot of support for keeping the Obama-era regulation, says Liz Perera, Director of Climate Policy for the Sierra Club

Report: Investing in Clean Energy Would Boost NY’s Economy

November 19, 2017

A 40% reduction in New York’s carbon emissions by 2030 is “extremely ambitious, but it is achievable,” says PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin

What Happened to Trump’s Trade War With China?

November 14, 2017

Despite all his posturing, President Donald Trump’s maiden trip to China was mostly just symbolic, says author and scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom