Noteworthy News

Trump’s EPA wants to ignore science and put more dirty trucks back on the road
Diesel exhaust fumes are the most foul tailpipe emissions on the road, as anyone stuck in traffic behind an aging bus or 18-wheeler can attest.
Volkswagen Executive Gets Max Sentence Of 7 Years For Role In Emissions Scandal
A former Volkswagen AG executive received the maximum sentence on Wednesday of seven years in prison and a $400,000 fine for his role in the company’s emissions scandal.
The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard
ar Creek, Oklahoma, is breathtaking in a terrible way: At one time the world’s deepest source of lead and zinc, the three-town region is now a cratered landscape so poisonous that no one, aside from 10 holdouts, can live there. 
Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California
California could be hit with significantly more dangerous and more frequent droughts in the near future as changes in weather patterns triggered by global warming block rainfall from reaching the state, according to new research led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Leaked PowerPoint Reveals The Gas Industry’s Playbook For Waging Pipeline Fights
One of the natural gas industry’s top trade associations launched a front group earlier this year to defend new East Coast pipeline proposals against the kind of protests that have targeted oil projects like Keystone XL and Dakota Access.
California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040
A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.
Over a dozen states balk at California’s egg law, sue
More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages.
Patagonia And REI Use Their Websites To Fight For Protected Land
Patagonia and REI are fighting back against President Donald Trump’s move to slash protected lands.
Why An Oil Company Plans To Build California's Biggest Solar Energy Project
The Belridge oil field in the San Joaquin Valley of California has produced about 1.7 billion barrels of heavy crude since its discovery in 1911. Thanks to advances in solar power, its next 500 million barrels will be a little bit greener.
Mysterious Illnesses Are Plaguing People In California After A Massive Gas Leak
Aliya Hall first started getting seriously sick in May 2016, months after officials said a massive natural gas leak near her home had been fixed.