No matter their politics, West Virginians want their water regulated.
As West Virginia’s residents were being warned away from their water, the majority party in Congress was trying to prop the door open for another disaster.
This map estimates the toll.
“Here are my words for the EPA,” a speaker at a Sierra Club event, Laura MacLeery, shouted into a mic in a packed room Thursday morning. “Be bold, brave, creative, visionary! Carpe diem!” She was rallying a troop of volunteers from green groups like the League of Conservation Voters and the National Wildlife Federation to walk the few blocks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, where the public had been invited to weigh in on proposed standards for carbon pollution.
In rural, central Georgia, in a town called Sandersville in WashingtonCounty, a former state legislator with a blighted record has teamed up with a racketeer and a wealthy southern family to build a coal plant, and it may be the only one built in American in the foreseeable future.
This morning, the Supreme Court announced that it will consider manufacturing industry trade groups and Republican-held state governments' case to repeal some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations. And for both the agency and industry, the real question is what that decision signals for President Obama’s climate change plan, and in particular for the new carbon standards for power plants he tasked the EPA with creating in the coming year.