Alleged environmental violations by eBay prompts filing of Justice Dept. complaint

The Justice Department filed a complaint against eBay Inc. today [Sept. 27, 2023] for unlawfully selling and distributing hundreds of thousands of products in violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The complaint was filed on behalf of the U.S. … Read more

To achieve global climate targets, urgent action to cut methane emissions from fossil fuel operations essential

Decisive, far-reaching efforts to cut methane emissions from fossil fuel production and use must go hand-in-hand with decarbonisation of our energy systems to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNEP-convened Climate and Clean … Read more

Report shows Calif. could do more to rein in climate pollution from transportation

SACRAMENTO — Analysis from Closing the Climate Investment Gap, a groundbreaking new report from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) on California’s state transportation infrastructure investments, shows a distinct misalignment between budgetary allocations and the state’s overarching climate goals.  “California is not only depriving communities of clean mobility choices by continuing to fund projects that increase … Read more

Leading suppliers of fossil fuels contributing to GHGs named in UMass Amherst’s latest ‘Greenhouse 100 Suppliers Index’

AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) today [Oct. 6, 2023] released the second annual edition of the Greenhouse 100 Suppliers Index, a comprehensive ranking of corporations that contribute to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by supplying fossil fuels. For the first time, PERI has also released the companion Greenhouse … Read more

New report details how California can lower building-sector carbon emissions

SAN FRANCISCO – The carbon emissions associated with materials used in the built environment, referred to as “embodied carbon,” are estimated to contribute up to 11% of all global energy-related carbon emissions. According to a new report from sustainable development consultancy Arup, developed on behalf of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), California is one of … Read more

Federal appeals court upholds EPA’s ‘Good Neighbor Rule’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Environmental and health groups celebrated an important step toward clean air after a federal appeals court today [Sept. 25, 2023] denied the requests of states and industry groups to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Good Neighbor Rule.” The rule, designed to address cross-state air pollution and the adverse health effects of … Read more