04 Oct '17, 8pm

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Photos above of haze in West Texas, top pair and bottom pair each taken from the same vantage point. Photos courtesy of the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter . The Big Brown coal-fired power plant in Texas emits the lung irritant sulfur dioxide at rates up to 50 times higher than plants with modern technology. The latest action out of Trump’s EPA scraps a cleanup plan for Big Brown and six other Texas coal plants, which together produce more sulfur dioxide pollution than the power plants in more than 25 other states combined. Yes, you read that right. The previous EPA had slated these plants for cleanup within three to five years, setting emission limits for sulfur dioxide consistent with modern “scrubbers.” Scrubbers remove sulfur dioxide before it exits the plant’s smokestacks. This equipment has been installed in hundreds of other facilities around the country . Big Brown...

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Sierra Club statement: “Andrew Wheeler Nominati...

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WASHINGTON D.C.-- Today, the Trump Administration nominated coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to Deputy Administrator for the U...

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EPA fails to require pollution controls on Texa...

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Instead of protecting public health and the environment, a new rule will only serve the coal industry, com...

Sierra Club statement: Scott Pruitt’s Schedule ...

sierraclub.org 03 Oct '17, 3pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Scott Pruitt’s schedule is packed with meetings with the fossil fuel industry and chemical companies, ...

Sierra Club statement: Senate Should Reject Tru...

sierraclub.org 03 Oct '17, 6pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a full committee hearing on M...

The Clean Power Plan saves lives & money, but @EPAScottPruitt & Trump move to repeal it:

The Clean Power Plan saves lives & money, but @...

sierraclub.org 09 Oct '17, 6pm

As storms and wildfires besiege our nation, Donald Trump and his EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will announce Tuesday thei...

EPA cancels plan to clean up polluting Texas coal plants

EPA cancels plan to clean up polluting Texas co...

inhabitat.com 06 Oct '17, 10am

Big Brown and the other six plants together generate more sulfur dioxide pollution than power stations from over 25 states...

Standing Rock: One Year Later

Standing Rock: One Year Later

sierraclub.org 05 Oct '17, 10am

A little over a year ago, Morgun Frejo, a member of the Pawnee, Otoe-Missouria, Navajo Nations, began camping at Oceti Sak...

Local grassroots activism retired another coal ...

sierraclub.org 06 Oct '17, 3pm

Irving, TX -- The energy company Luminant today announced plans to retire its massive Monticello coal plant in January 201...

Trump EPA Takes First Step to Gut Clean Power Plan

ecowatch.com 04 Oct '17, 2pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) took its first formal step to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), former Pr...

[email protected]'s @epa is Failing to Address P...

sierraclub.org 05 Oct '17, 7pm

Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency continues to take it easy on his fossil fuel friends - this time ignoring a...

Sierra Club to Pruitt: Wrong On Climate, Wrong ...

sierraclub.org 09 Oct '17, 9pm

WASHINGTON D.C.-- Today, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made a statement that federal tax credits for the wind and solar i...