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People Across the Globe Rally to Protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — People around the country and across the globe held demonstrations, rallies and marches protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Tuesday as the Standing Rock Sioux continued their vigil in the Sacred Stone camp at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers.…

Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest Wins Another Construction Delay

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VIDEO: A day in the life of the Standing Rock Sioux Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp. By Glynn Wilson – CANNON BALL, N.D. – The protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline won another construction delay this week when the Obama administration announced Monday it would put off granting an easement for the pipeline to traverse…

Obama Administration Finalizes Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration has finalized green house gas standards and fuel efficiency rules for trucks to cut carbon pollution in the U.S., all while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation, according to an announcement just out from the Environmental Protection Agency. The product of four years of…

Obama Administration Proposes Further Wilderness Protections for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Recommends Largest Ever Wilderness Designation to Protect Pristine Habitat – WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama’s administration moved this week to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior is releasing a conservation plan for the refuge that…

Obama Administration Announces First National Regulations on Coal Ash Disposal

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By Glynn Wilson – The Obama administration on Friday released the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the final rule that establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic 2008 spill in Kingston, Tennessee,…

EPA Proposes Tougher Smog Standards to Further Safeguard Americans from Air Pollution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Based on extensive recent scientific evidence about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone, also known as smog, the Obama administration is proposing to strengthen air quality standards to better protect Americans’ health and the environment. The Clean Air Act requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review the standards every five years…

Obama Administration Releases Third National Climate Assessment

By Glynn Wilson – The Obama Administration released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment report on Tuesday, May 6, calling it “the most authoritative and comprehensive source of scientific information to date about climate-change impacts across all U.S. regions and on critical sectors of the economy.” The report, a key part of President Obama’s so-called…

Obama Administration Releases Cleaner Fuel and Auto Emissions Standards

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Slashing Air Pollution and Providing Health Benefits to ThousandsBy Glynn Wilson – The Obama administration issued the final emission standards for cars and gasoline Monday to improve fuel efficiency in cars and trucks, significantly reduce harmful pollution and prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses every year. Based on extensive input from the public and…

Obama Administration Responds to Pressure on Fracking, Revises Permitting Rules on Using Diesel Fuel in Gas Drilling

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EPA to Decide Legality of Mines on a ‘Case-by-Case Basis’By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON. D.C. — To clear up a legal controversy about diesel fuel in methane gas mining, the Obama administration released revised rules on underground injection wells that use diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing operations, commonly referred to as the controversial method of…