Legal Experts, Opinion Leaders Brutally Reject “Absurd” Arguments Against Clean Power Plan
Another day, another round of devastating analyses that rebut and debunk Big Coal’s hired gun, Laurence Tribe. His own colleagues at Harvard Law School (HLS) have dismissed his arguments against the EPA’s Clean Power Plan as “absurd,” “false,” and said they have “no plausible [legal] basis.” Perhaps that’s why, as Tribe’s colleague’s note, the Harvard Law professor had “a quiet, yet unmistakable retreat from his earlier pronouncements” after being called out.
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, offshore drilling on the eastern seaboard is again on the table. But the style of hearing used by the oil and gas lobby discouraged North Carolinians from getting their voices heard. So the Sierra Club held its own hearing, to get the word out and encourage the public to attend.
Today, the Supreme Court heard polluter arguments against the Environmental Protection Agency's vital Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), a long-overdue protection finalized in 2012 that will help guard our families, air, water, and wildlife from dangerous toxic pollution that comes from coal plants.
Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver—the pioneers of modern-day sustainable eating are household names by now. But do you know these nine fresh faces? If not, you will soon. Meet the new guard.