The Energy Department announced 13 solar companies will receive awards to conduct research through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. These programs encourage U.S.-based small businesses to engage in high-risk, innovative research and technology development with the potential for future commercialization. Read the full announcement.
Permits fail to address threats to climate, safety, and public health for a refinery that could consume more fracked natural gas than all the gas-fired power plants in Washington State
Conservation groups today challenged two permits for the world’s largest fracked methanol refinery, slated for development along the iconic Columbia River in Kalama, Washington.
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act of 2017, directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend registration of a toxic group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics." Now the most commonly used insecticides on Earth, these chemicals are deadly to birds, bees, and aquatic life.
A coalition of groups representing workers, scientists and community members near chemical facilities filed a motion seeking emergency relief from the D.C Circuit court to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from delaying needed updates to the agency’s Risk Management Program, also known as the Chemical Disaster Rule.
Following a federal court's ruling last week on unlawful permits, Indigenous leaders continue push to end Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Indigenous Environmental Network, in coordination with the D.C.- based Rising Hearts Coalition, the Hip Hop Caucus, and Earth Justice, among other Water Protectors rallied today at the U.S. District Courthouse in support of Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne Sioux Tribes, as they seek to end Dakota Access Pipeline.