Biden’s Climate Dream Team Announced

Biden’s Climate Dream Team Announced

Yesterday President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations and appointments of his climate team: Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior Governor Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy Michael Regan, EPA Administrator Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, Deputy National Climate Advisor A team that AP […]

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Interview With Gina McCarthy: EPA And Joe Biden Have a Sweet History click button

Interview With Gina McCarthy: EPA And Joe Biden Have a Sweet History

This week, we spoke to former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the 50th anniversary of the agency’s creation.  McCarthy is excited about the agency being able to return to its mission, re-establish its science, and put people first again. EPA has a really rich 50-year history and certainly that history is not about killing jobs […]

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Setting the EPA Back on Track

Setting the EPA Back on Track

This piece was reprinted with permission from the Natural Resources Defense Council. It was originally featured on NRDC’s blog.  by Gina McCarthy, President and CEO of NRDC and former EPA administrator under President Obama    After 50 years, what does the future of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hold? By a margin of more than […]

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EPA Joins Conservative Social Media Platform Parler

EPA Joins Conservative Social Media Platform Parler

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined Parler, a conservative social media app that claims to promote and protect “freedom of speech.” Since the app’s launch in 2018, it has garnered notoriety for its policy of not fact-checking or censoring content on its platform, placing itself in opposition […]

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It’s always darkest before the dawn. Which could be true for climate change, too.

It’s always darkest before the dawn. Which could be true for climate change, too.

This piece was originally featured in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and has been reprinted with permission.  By John Morales   This is a new Silent Spring moment. Rachel Carson’s 1962 seminal book Silent Spring—about the harm that pesticides like DDT can cause to humans and the species we share the planet with—is often […]

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Four Former EPA Chiefs Endorse Biden, Denounce Trump

Four Former EPA Chiefs Endorse Biden, Denounce Trump

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer This week, four former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators, two of whom served under Republican presidents, sharply criticized the Trump administration’s environmental policy as well as current EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler’s leadership.  Among their criticism are assertions that Trump’s EPA has waged a “war on science” and that it […]

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