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EPA Archives - State of the Planet
We are at the end of two years witnessing the awful spectacle of an Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department more interested in exploiting natural resources than protecting them. But starting today, the unified control of the national government by President Donald Trump and his enablers has ended.
Tuesday’s election could be key in deciding federal environmental protection moving forward.
Government’s first priority should not be to promote business interests, but to protect the lives and health of its people.
The EPA’s decision to lower fuel efficiency standards could affect more than just greenhouse gas emissions.
Anti-regulatory ideology is an obstacle to the development of the technology needed to transition to environmental sustainability.
The U.S. EPA is shrinking at the very time we need it to expand, but the environmental functions performed by state, county, and city governments will continue to grow.
While it is possible to predict the most probable form the post-Pruitt EPA will take, we should strive for something better.
The persistence of toxic chemicals and substances like plastics throughout the biosphere has impacts that are not yet well understood and may be very difficult to predict.
Fossil fuels will not go away quickly, but they will go away. Those fossil fuel companies that lead the transition to renewable energy will survive and thrive.