Senator Whitehouse & climate change

Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
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Have coal, will use it: Indonesia’s climate stance raises questions

“If we have coal, then we should use it,” the country’s finance minister said recently, further fueling concerns that the country has little intention of transitioning away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Decades-old rubbish washes up at Bathers Beach south of Perth as researchers examine litter to measure effectiveness of plastic bans

Drink bottles from the 1980s, plastic straws and even "nurdles" — they all wash up at Bathers Beach, south of Perth, with researchers trying to work out how effective bans on single-use plastics are. 

Biden addresses UAW concerns amid electric vehicle transition

The contract talks between automakers and the UAW pose a delicate balance for Biden and Democrats between their priorities of transitioning the nation to electric vehicles and courting support of the UAW.

Judge rules in favor of Montana youths in a landmark climate case

The court found that young people have a constitutional right to a healthful environment and that the state must consider potential climate damage when approving projects.

The clean energy future is roiling both friends and foes

Resistance to wind and solar projects from environmentalists is among an array of impediments to widespread conversion to renewables.
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Marathon Petroleum y una ciudad de Texas muestran una  potencial crisis de comunicaciones sobre sustancias químicas

Marathon Petroleum y una ciudad de Texas muestran una potencial crisis de comunicaciones sobre sustancias químicas

En los últimos tres años, Marathon ha violado repetidamente la ley de Aire Limpio y tuvo tres emergencias en el semestre de febrero a julio de 2023.

WATCH: How Marathon Petroleum and one Texas city show the potential for a chemical communication crisis

WATCH: How Marathon Petroleum and one Texas city show the potential for a chemical communication crisis

Marathon in Texas City has repeatedly violated the Clean Air Act and had three emergencies in the span of a six month period.

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ER visits for heart problems plummeted after Pittsburgh coal processor shut down

Levels of one highly-toxic pollutant fell by 90% and ER visits for heart problems decreased by 42% immediately after the shutdown.

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Should hospitals be next to divest from fossil fuels?

Universities, foundations and the Church of England already made the move.

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Pittsburgh-area hospitals tackling climate emissions, pollution and waste

“We realized early on that we need to be part of the work, not just make an ask of the system.”

How utilities’ fossil fuel investments are driving up rates for the most vulnerable

How utilities’ fossil fuel investments are driving up rates for the most vulnerable

A proposed rate hike on gas in Chicago highlights a troubling nationwide trend.

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