Why You Can No Longer Take Clean Water for Granted

Why You Can No Longer Take Clean Water for Granted

An oil tanker spilled off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, 50 years ago in January 1969. At the time, this was the largest oil spill in United States history, and it was one of the first disasters that the American public experienced visually through images and...

Why You Are Better Off with the EPA

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970 under President Nixon. According to its website, “The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.” Thanks to the EPA, we are all able to enjoy cleaner air,...

Supreme Court Orders EPA to Study Climate Change

The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday the Environmental Protection Agency cannot use the 1970 Clean Air Act as an excuse for refusing to regulate automobile emissions that produce greenhouse gases. The 5-4 ruling was a setback for the Bush administration, which...