Facing resistance in their efforts to impose monthly charges on rooftop solar customers, utilities have adopted a new strategy to discourage customers from going solar and preserve their profits in the face of flattening electricity demand.
Nearly half of Americans -- a whopping 156 million people -- are put at risk from the negative health effects of smog. The current Bush-era smog standards fail to meet the recommendations of the scientific community and medical professionals. The EPA is working to strengthen smog protections, and is holding public meetings in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Texas, this week, and in Sacramento next Monday.
This month marks one year since a Freedom Industries storage tank filled with a coal cleaning chemical leaked into West Virginia's Elk River, leaving more than 300,000 people in the Charleston area without clean water for weeks. And while the state legislature did pass one water safety bill months...
On January 13, nearly 150 Texans turned out for a public hearing in Austin on the EPA's newly proposed Regional Haze Rule to clean up sulfur dioxide pollution from Texas power plants that sullies the air in Texas as well as in neighboring Oklahoma and Arkansas. Two days later and 400 miles to the north, some 100 Oklahomans, Arkansans, and Texans turned out at the EPA haze hearing in OK City.