U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-coal-protest.jpg

Video: South Chicago fights polluting plant

Over a hundred angry demonstrators from Chicago's southeast side rallied at the Illinois state building to protest plans for construction of a coal gasification plant in their neighborhood.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-PortTrucks2.jpg

National calls to stop pollution-generating “sweatshops on wheels”

From coast to coast, the fight to win labor rights for the nation’s port truck drivers and to clean up industry-induced pollution in communities surrounding the nation’s harbors picked up considerable steam last month.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-TrucksPort520x300.jpg

"Clean Ports Act" reintroduced in Congress

In a move praised by a broad coalition of environmental, labor, business and public health organizations, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, and 50 other House members reintroduced legislation to protect clean truck programs and cut harmful air pollution now plaguing the nation's ports and surrounding communities.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-smog2.jpg

Coalition fights GOP attack on EPA

Republicans propose to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job to protect Americans from air pollution.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Truckers520x390.jpg

New report highlights port truck drivers' plight

They are the 110,000 truck drivers who move millions of cargo containers at the nation's ports every year.

Air pollution and diabetes: Pollution levels too high

A new national study has found that there is a statistical correlation between exposure to air pollution and adult diabetes.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-FishGrandLake.jpg

Corporate agribusiness threatens Ohio’s lakes

Ohio lakes are full of algae blooms, which pose a serious environmental and public health crisis.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Smokestacks.jpg

Oil companies trying to block California clean air laws

Texas-based oil giants Valero and Tesoro, among the biggest polluters in the nation, are the main backers of Proposition 23, which would suspend California's clean air laws.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-aCrawfordcropped.jpg

Pass Chicago's clean power ordinance, residents say

CHICAGO - There are two major coal-fired power plants here. One of them is Fisk Generating Station located in the Pilsen community and the other is the Crawford Generating Station located in the Little Village neighborhood.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-TrucksPort.jpg

Down at the docks, cleaner air may be coming

The docks near you might be getting a breath of fresh air soon, with a crucial piece of environmental legislation introduced into Congress last week.

1 2 3 4