The Associated Press reveals the significant gaps in health outcomes between Black Americans and their white counterparts throughout their lives.
Cheap clean hydrogen? Not so fast, energy giants say
According to a new report led by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and sponsored by some of the nation's largest energy companies and a Bill Gates-founded group, billions of dollars in federal subsidies from the Inflation Reduction Act and the bipartisan infrastructure law may not make "clean" hydrogen a commercially viable fuel. The analysis disputes the premise that low-carbon hydrogen will soon be a cheap fuel source for polluting sectors and suggests that the federal government must do more to make it a viable product. The researchers assessed the cost of manufacturing hydrogen while keeping life-cycle emissions within standards. Current climate legislation limits clean hydrogen to 4 kilos of carbon emissions per kilogram. Environmental justice organizations have opposed policies that promote "blue" hydrogen, generated from natural gas and carbon capture. EFI included blue hydrogen synthesis in its relevant processes. The analysis said that tax credits would greatly reduce hydrogen prices, but they would not be enough to persuade power plants, oil refiners, ammonia and steel makers to switch to low-carbon fuels. Pipeline watchdogs warn combining hydrogen and natural gas in gas pipes would endanger public safety.
Grassroots groups are collecting their own pollution data to increase accountability and demand environmental justice.
Three Texas oil & gas industry sites that caught fire had long violation records.
Houston residents protest proposed cutback in neighborhood drainage spending amid revenue surge
Carbon credits for nitrous oxide reductions could fill a key gap in international agreements and government regulations.
Supreme Court ruling on May 25, 2023, has curtailed the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) to regulate millions of acres of wetlands.
This article addresses the systemic racism and environmental injustice experienced by Latino farmworkers in the US, focusing on their exposure to the herbicide paraquat.
According to the American Red Cross, 64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of white children have few to no swimming skills.
This article by Somini Sengupta discusses the dangerous feedback loops that extreme heat can trigger for hospitals and clinics in the United States.
Lawmakers in the United States are currently negotiating the national debt ceiling and in the midst of these negotiations, the future of clean energy and environmental protection.
Nearly two dozen lawsuits filed by cities and states aim to put fossil fuel companies on trial for deceiving the public about climate change.
Legislatures in a dozen states have passed “right of first refusal” laws that freeze out competition in transmission line projects, raising concerns about higher energy costs.
EPA’s upcoming climate rules are expected to rely on carbon capture technology.
Final investment decision for Rio Grande LNG project, set to be built in Brownsville, Texas by Bechtel, is set to be made in June, says its developer.
The Federal Railroad Administration launched a public database for complaints about blocked crossings in late 2019, and it has received over 28,000 reports of stopped trains.