Category Archives: Environment

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The Clean Power Plan is on life support, but screw it, let’s create one for transportation

Last week, the EPA held a lengthy, contentious public hearing on its proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in Charleston, West Virginia. President Obama’s signature policy proposal to… Read more »

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The white supremacy of black carbon: On systemic racism and air pollution

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump and, particularly, the explicit white nationalist rallies and violence in cities like Charlottesville, commentators have been having a discussion about what,… Read more »

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Can we just take a minute to talk about how much of an asshole Scott Pruitt is?

It’s still early days, but Scott Pruitt is putting together a solid case to win the title of Worst EPA Administrator. Of course, the current holder of that ignominy is… Read more »

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Don’t listen to NEOMG – closing Public Square to buses leads to more air pollution

One can generally count on Advance Ohio/NEOMG/Cleveland.com/The Plain Dealer/whatever they are going by nowadays to defend vigorously the interests of the entrenched powers-that-be. This outcome particularly holds true when it… Read more »

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Does sprawl make the urban heat island effect worse?

A few weeks ago, NASA officially announced that the record-breaking, “Godzilla” El Niño event that dominated much of our weather over the past year plus had finally come to an end…. Read more »