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An Opportunity for the Supreme Court to Hold Polluters Accountable

Today I attended arguments at the US Supreme Court over the question of what role the courts should play in holding polluters accountable for climate change. The Players On one …

After Five Years and Legal Wrangling, Agency Finally Protects South Carolina Wetland

On November 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reasserted basic federal Clean Water Act protections for a 31-acre coastal wetland in Horry County, South Carolina, near Murrells Inlet. That’s the good news.

We the Corporations of the United States …

By Larry J. Schweiger There is an old expression: “Money speaks and politicians listen.” With public confidence in Congress at a low point, the last thing America now needs is …

Water Pollution Dampens Summer Fun

August: the month where every spare moment is spent around water—swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing. As summer wanes, you might consider how much clean streams, lakes and beaches mean to you …

Dirty Politics for Dirty Fuels

(as published in National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife, Aug/Sept. 2009) Many of you wrote letters and placed phone calls to your members of Congress in support of the American Clean …

Will Congress Act Soon to Protect the Nation’s Waters?

Given how much we all depend on clean water, the answer should be a no-brainer. But believe it or not, this is a decision that each member of Congress now …

A Big Decision Based On a Simple Question

The EPA has dodged the responsibility of addressing the regulation of greenhouse gases that cause global warming for years. In 2007, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that greenhouse gases …

Washington Post Compares EPA Chief to Mr. Magoo

At a recent Senate hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had this back-and-forth with EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson: Feinstein, who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee that controls the EPA’s budget, asked why …

Reduce Emissions, When Politically Convenient

Just yesterday, President Bush was basking in the glow of the freshly-signed energy bill, taking credit for improved fuel economy standards and expanded biofuels mandates. But it turns out the …

Black v. White? Supreme Court on Endangered Species and Clean Water

When I went in search of a news article about Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on National Association of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife, I was dismayed to find the …

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