Fact-checking President Trump's rant about California water and wildfires.
The Voda Foundation@VoLinxx Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Michael Hiltzik @hiltzikm unpacks Trump’s unhinged rants about California’s water and wildfires.
State air regulators on Thursday approved a rule that forces automakers to sell a minimum number of zero-emissions big rigs, delivery vans and large pickups, starting in 2024. The move by the California Air Resources Control Board is meant to combat...
The Voda Foundation#California is first state in the nation to require trucks to go emissions-free, a major step in combating dirty air and the #climatecrisis.
Today, multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley released an updated energy policy that rules out direct financing for oil and gas exploration and development in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Today, as we prepare to celebrate Earth Day, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final rule for the rollback of key parts of the Clean Water Rule. This move is part of a multi-rule rollback effort by the Trump administration...
The Voda FoundationDuring #COVID19 pandemic, Trump’s @EPA guts Clean Water Act.
“Trump admin is giving extractive and polluting industries the power to dig up and destroy wetlands and to dump waste in streams, lakes and wetlands all over the country.” @Earthjustice
U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt approved the settlement agreement between a scrappy environmental coalition and plastics giant Formosa. The settlement is the largest in U.S. history resulting from a citizen environmental suit.
The Voda Foundation#Texas environmental activist Diane Wilson wins historic $50M judgements against plastics giant in #waterpollution case
The settlement is the largest in US history involving a private citizen against an industrial polluter.
Thank you @WilsonAlamoBay!
Lake Erie is naturally an incubator for toxic algae blooms. But research suggests climate change is intensifying them.
The Voda FoundationAN IMPORTANT READ
#Ohio - The shallowest Great Lake provides drinking water for more people than any other. #Algae blooms are making it toxic — and it’s getting worse.
#LakeErie #PollutedWater #Health #ClimateChange
The Voda FoundationTwo of America’s biggest #coal plants closed this month, facing brutal economics, customers’ preference for low-carbon energy, and competition from nat gas and #renewables.
Navajo Generating Station
Pennsylvania’s Bruce Mansfield
The Voda FoundationTrump fails to rescue the largest privately owned US #coal company
Robert E. Murray, who pressed the Trump admin to help save America’s struggling miners, placed his company into bankruptcy as demand for the #fossilfuel continues to weaken.
Group was disbanded by the EPA, but continued its work anyway, as Trump agencies roll back environment and health protections
The Voda FoundationScientists fired by Trump adm has concluded that national limits on fine particles of #airpollution aren’t strong enough to protect people’s
“There is no way for @EPA to spin this otherwise.” Chris Fry, a scientist from NC State University.
EPA concedes that achieving Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution would have cost very little but have huge benefits.
The Voda FoundationEverything #Trump said about the Paris #climate deal was a lie. His own EPA just confirmed it.
@EPA concedes that achieving Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution would have cost very little but have huge benefits.
To date, more than 30 sites in 15 communities across Michigan have confirmed PFAS contamination in the soil, groundwater or surface water
The Voda Foundation#Michigan’s Next #WaterCrisis: To date, more than 30 sites in 15 communities across Michigan have confirmed #PFAS contamination in the soil, groundwater or surface #water.
Interactive map of PFAS contamination sites @MLive.
From the northern Himalayas to the sandy, palm-fringed beaches in the south, 600 million people - nearly half India’s population - face acute water shortage, with close to 200,000 dying each year from polluted water
The Voda Foundation#India is “suffering from the worst #watercrisis in its history”, threatening 600M lives.
#Water pollution is a major challenge with nearly 70% of India’s water contaminated causing close to 200K deaths each year.
"We still don’t know why the preparedness and response were so flawed, and we still don't know the true number of people who died,” said Sen. Warren.
The Voda FoundationNew bill pushes for commission to investigate federal response to #PuertoRico hurricanes.
"We still don’t know why the preparedness and response were so flawed, and we still don't know the true number of people who died,” said @SenWarren@NBCNews
The Voda FoundationCalling on our Mayor @ericgarcetti and all @usmayors — Make Our Cities #FossilFree at #USCM2018
1. Stop all new #fossilfuel projects
2. #EnergyTransition to 100% #renewableenergy
3. #Divest from fossil fuel companies
#RiseForClimate @350 @GoFossilFree
From California to the Philippines, activists, governments and citizens are suing polluters and national governments over the effects of climate change.
The Voda FoundationIn the global fight against #climatechange, one tool is proving increasingly popular: Litigation.
From California to the Philippines — “The courts are our last, best hope at this moment of irreversible harm to our planet & life on it” @youthvgov@business
Enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day, the report says.
The Voda Foundation"We need to change our attitudes to water use."
Report: #England is facing #water supply shortages by 2050 unless rapid action is taken to curb water use & wastage.
Population growth & #climatechange impact are expected to add to supply pressure.
That research shows that sea levels are rising and human-caused climate change is the cause. Don’t just take our word for it; help yourself to the mountain of scientific literature showing as much... Would the Journal run the op-ed “Objects Are...