On Wednesday October 31st, in line with the theme of ACTober, Eco-Action protested Penn State’s dependency on fossil fuels outside of the HUB. They collected over 300 signatures from students, staff, and alumni in just a few hours, supporting a proposal to place an internal carbon tax. They helped to educate passerbys to create awareness of… Read more What’s Scarier than Halloween? Climate Change!
“The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.” This very simple statement comes straight from the EPA’s website. However, some of the work at the EPA’s top levels of administration has been counter-productive to this goal. Currently Mike Flynn (no not that one, a different Mike Flynn), is the acting deputy of the… Read more A Match Made in Heaven: The EPA and The Fossil Fuel Lobbyist
During the Obama administration, the EPA proposed several laws that would help move the country towards conserving endangered areas and reducing carbon emission. The major piece of legislation the EPA drafted was called the Clean Power Plan in August 2015. While flexible, the plan takes achievable action on mitigating climate change by pushing states to… Read more The New Kid in Town Fires Things Up
When people think about environmental legislation, they immediately think that it is Democratic legislature, because the environment has become a partisan issue. The health of our Earth depends on if people want to advance their political agenda or not. In reality, most major environmental legislation has been passed during Republican administrations. Roosevelt started the concept… Read more Donkey Chases Elephant