In a petition that captured the public’s attention when it was filed 5 years ago, 21 plaintiffs, aged 7 to 19, asked a U.S. District Court to order the federal government to “phase out fossil fuel emissions and draw down excess atmospheric CO2 so as to stabilize the climate system.”
Tag: Climate Change
The growing severity of flooding, storm surge, and wildfires brought on by climate change increases the risk that these events will spread contamination from Superfund sites and damage remedies put in place to control those risks. In a new report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that 60% (945 of 1,571) of all nonfederal […]
Even the most militant environmentalist would have difficulty making the case that U.S. industry has not shrunk its carbon footprint and continues to do so. A recent hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety was filled with reliable facts and figures that demonstrate businesses in multiple sectors are acting individually and […]
In the latest of its periodic reports on what the legislative branch is doing about climate change, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) notes that lawmakers in eight Congresses over the last 15 years have introduced bills to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 60 times.
Following a controversial public statement made by EPA administrator Scott Pruitt concerning climate change, the EPA was faced with a court order to provide documents that back up the statement.
On September 3, 2016, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs), formally joined the December 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce emissions and take other actions to stem the advance of climate change. The two nations promptly urged other nations to follow their lead. The agreement enters into force […]
Climate Change and Worker Health—Rising Risks Employers in the United States have long been governed by laws and regulations designed to provide a safe and healthy environment for workers. But climate change presents a new set of worker risks that are just beginning to be understood. Although many of the actual risks are the same […]
For Americans, clean water that is available in almost unlimited quantities any time of the day or night is something we have grown to expect as normal. But there are many factors changing our water landscape and the EPA is acting now to define present and future water use, problems to address and how to […]