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Why This Matters: The waste involved in these oil and gas operations is literally and figuratively sickening. Not to mention to the absolute disregard for the impacts that the pollution has on Native American ancient sites like Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. On a day when so many people are feeling an ache in their heart for the loss of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, how can we not feel the same way about the loss of the ancient temples of our continent? If oil and gas companies cannot drill responsibly, why should they be allowed to drill at all? Which is just what Presidential Candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed today — a total moratorium on oil and gas drilling on federal lands and ocean waters.
To Go Deeper: Native American historic sites in the Southwest have long been subject to looting. Watch this PBS Documentary narrated by Robert Redford to learn more about another threat to these historic treasures.
By Miro Korenha and Monica Medina Pardon the interruption from the constant conversation about the stock market, impeachment and conflict in the Middle East. We’d like to talk about something completely different. 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the passage of one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws — the Clean Air Act. This week […]
Ships visiting Southern California’s bustling ports are poised to become the region’s largest source of smog-causing pollutants in the coming years and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) wants to tackle this looming problem.
News about electric vehicles — both cars and trucks — and particularly the efforts of California and other states to elevate their standards on tailpipe emissions to both reduce carbon and toxic air emissions made headlines throughout the year in Our Daily Planet.
Why This Matters: The future of cars is electric — if only we can get out of our own way to speed them to the finish line.