Sunday March 12th 2017, 10:00 AMThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office on Environmental Justice submitted his resignation on Tuesday. First reported by InsideClimate News, the resignation of Mustafa Ali comes as the Trump administration considers layoffs and budget cuts at the EPA that, if enacted, would eliminate the environmental justice budget and cut funding to grants for pollution cleanup. [News Source]
EPA’s Environmental Justice head resigned After 24 years. He wants to explain why.
Republicans want to undo a rule that protects taxpayers and the environment .
Sunday March 12th 2017, 10:00 AMA regulation that protects taxpayers, improves the environment and could save corporations money sounds like a winning combination. But not with this Congress. [News Source]
Behind the quiet state-by-state fight over electric vehicles.
Sunday March 12th 2017, 10:00 AMWhen Georgia repealed its generous $5,000 tax credit on electric vehicles in July 2015, and instead slapped a $200 registration fee on electric cars, sales quickly tumbled. [News Source]
VIDEO: Stephen Colbert skewers EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s climate change theory.
Sunday March 12th 2017, 10:00 AMEnvironmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt may want to listen to what Stephen Colbert has to say. On Thursday, Pruitt controversially claimed that carbon dioxide emissions were not principally to blame for global warming ― a theory that goes against the thinking of pretty much all of the scientific community. [News Source]
Shell CEO warns of “disappearing” public patience on carbon emissions.
Sunday March 12th 2017, 10:00 AMWell, that got dark. Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden offered a fretful and grim assessment Thursday of a dangerous disconnect between his industry and the public. "I do think trust has been eroded to the point where it starts to become a serious issue for our long term future," he said at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston. [News Source]
What is the absolute worst aspect of the Trump presidency? The institutionalization of dishonesty.
Sunday March 12th 2017, 10:00 AMEvery minute President Trump is in office, more damage is done to the United States. [News Source]
Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines.
Sunday March 12th 2017, 10:00 AMThis week, Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood assess the risks from potential Trump-approved EPA budget cuts and share new information tying the suspects of the 2016 murder of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres to US military training. Then, the two remember how conservation legislation brought the American Alligator back from the brink. [News Source]