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A surprise victory for environmentalists on methane

THE SENATE last week delivered a surprise victory for environmentalists. Three Republicans joined with several energy-state Democrats to slow the Trump era’s wave of deregulation, preventing Congress from killing one of the Obama administration’s most… Read More

Trump’s Incredibly Dumb Bet on Coal

Trump’s Incredibly Dumb Bet on Coal

by Robert Reich When Donald Trump was running for president, he talked a lot about putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry. He even… Read More

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Trump Attacks America the Beautiful

by Robert Hunziker Trump is the first president to take on America the Beautiful. He’s at war with America. This is not new news. Yet, it is worthy of further discussion. Trump’s anti-establishmentarian credentials flaunted… Read More

New EPA head Pruitt tells CPAC crowd they are ‘justified’ in wanting to see agency eliminated

New EPA head Pruitt tells CPAC crowd they are ‘justified’ in wanting to see agency eliminated

Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing… Read More

India’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control, Report Finds

The rise in India’s air #pollution over a quarter century has been staggering, according to a new report on the State of Global Air website.   The collaborative study released Tuesday by the Health Effects Institute and… Read More

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A Good Idea, Even if It’s From Republicans

by Robert Reich A group of former Republican officials (including James A. Baker, Henry Paulson, George P. Shultz, Marty Feldstein and Greg Mankiw) is proposing a carbon tax starting the tax at $40 per ton,… Read More