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4 Simple Ways to Save Energy

Whether you want to slash energy usage to save the planet’s resources or are just looking for ways to bring down your monthly bills, there are several easy ways to begin saving energy today. These year-round solutions are simple but …

Tea Party + Coal Companies + Fox News = All-Out PR War on the EPA (Video)

It’s no accident that something as innocuous as the Environmental Protection Agency has become the right’s villain du jour — it was the result of careful coordination, especially between coal compani…Read the full story on TreeHugger

Rick Perry’s Climate Censorship Takes Cues from George W. Bush

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News broke on Monday that the Texas government was working to censor a scientific report that mentioned the impacts of manmade climate change on Galveston Bay. The impacts it described, which included incr…

Health & Environmental Groups Sue EPA for Failing to Adopt New Smog Rules

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There was a massive sense of betrayal amongst environmental and health groups after the Obama administration announced that it was delaying ozone (or smog) rules that would have greatly reduced pol…

62% of Republicans Want Their Leaders to Leave the EPA Alone

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I’ve used just about all of the blog-powers vested in me to make this point: Americans want the government to protect them from pollution. They just do. Last year, a poll found that 77% of Americans wanted…

GOP Vows To End Nonexistent Farm Dust Regulations

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Bold and cunning Republicans in both the House of Reps and the Senate have undertaken a noble new cause: Getting rid of “farm dust regulations” so that poor ol’ farmers can get a break from the dastardly Environmental P…

Regulating Coal Ash Could Create 28,000 Jobs

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The EPA has been considering stricter regulations of coal ash, the toxic solid waste from coal power plants that the public was largely unaware of before the

Ask Pablo: Will iPads in the Cockpit Really Lower Airlines’ Paper Use?

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Dear Pablo: Two airlines have recently switched from paper flight records to iPads. Is this really an environmental improvement?

TreeHugger recently covered news of two airlines (

Is the EPA Letting the Chemical Industry Regulate Itself?

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The American Chemistry Council is trying to influence how the EPA prioritizes the chemicals it chooses to evaluate for safety. The ACC—a group that supported Obama’s recent decision to drop the effort to tighten Bush…

Has Obama Actually Been Bad for the Environment?

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TIME Magazine wonders …
Obama’s decision to pull the plug on stricter smog pollution standards has the environmental community reeling. It’s pretty clear to observers that the move marks an unabas…Read the full story on Tree…