US caused emissions $1.8 trillion in global economic losses: study

An aerial view of Phillips 66 oil refinery is seen in Linden, New Jersey, United States on March 8, 2022. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The US and China, the world’s two greatest greenhouse gas emitters, have each caused global economic losses of more than $1.8 trillion from 1990 to 2014, according … Read more

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate changethe Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give … Read more

Supreme Court limits EPA authority to set power plant climate standards

The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. The plant’s single unit generates 700 net megawatts of electricity from run-of-mine coal and natural gas. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas … Read more

Supreme Court limits EPA’s role in combating climate change

President Joe Biden’s ambitious plan to address climate change hit a major hurdle as the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to restrict federal reach in controlling emissions at power plants and beyond. The court, whose conservative majority has already shown reluctance in broadening federal agency scope, considered the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate … Read more

Environmental groups sue Biden administration to halt its largest onshore drilling lease sale

The suit comes as the Biden administration struggles with the political fallout of high gas prices and political attacks from Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin, a key Democratic vote on Capitol Hill who has been critical of Biden’s energy and climate agenda. Environmental law group Earthjustice filed the complaint on behalf of the Wilderness Society … Read more

Monterrey suffers weeks-long water cutoff amid drought

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The industrial hub of Monterrey has long been one of Mexico’s most prosperous cities, so its almost 5 million residents were shocked when they lost the most basic of services: water. A combination of an intense drought, poor planning and high water use has left residents of Mexico’s industrial powerhouse to … Read more

Disaster assistance for individuals, households, and small businesses | Local News

There are many misconceptions about the type and amount of disaster assistance available from FEMA to individuals, households, and small businesses after a disaster. FEMA’s grant programs are meant to serve as a last resort for funding. Many times, families find out the hard way that they were under-insured for their losses or that their … Read more

EPA: ‘Forever chemicals’ pose risk even at very low levels

WASHINGTON (AP)—The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected. The two compounds, known as PFOA and PFOS, have been voluntarily phased out by US manufacturers, but there … Read more

Open Source: State, federal assistance still up in the air following storms | Open Source

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