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China Cap-and-Trade Program Not What the Climate Needs

China Cap-and-Trade Program Not What the Climate Needs

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 by Food & Water Watch Blog by Wenonah Hauter The reported move by China to enact a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions will not begin to solve our climate crisis. Pollution trading signifies a dangerous reliance on the market to address a problem that only a decisive move away from fossil fuels and […]

Warning: TTIP Aims To Defang Local Rules Against Hazardous Chemicals

Warning: TTIP Aims To Defang Local Rules Against Hazardous Chemicals

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer The mammoth Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under secret negotiation between the United States and European Union is poised to slash the power of local governments to regulate toxins—from pesticides to fracking chemicals—the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) warned in a report released […]

Striking Fear Into Corporate Hearts, Labor Board Hands Big Win to Workers

Striking Fear Into Corporate Hearts, Labor Board Hands Big Win to Workers

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer In what is being described as “one of the biggest labor decisions of the Obama administration,” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Thursday expanded its “joint-employer” standard, paving the way for unions to organize on a much broader scale—and striking fear into the hearts […]

Beyond Ironic, Obama’s Pending Arctic Visit Invites Charges of Hypocrisy

Beyond Ironic, Obama’s Pending Arctic Visit Invites Charges of Hypocrisy

Published on Friday, August 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer “Alaskans are on the front lines of one of the greatest challenges we face this century: climate change,” President Barack Obama said in a video posted on the White House website Thursday, in which he announced an upcoming trip to the state to highlight the […]

With Wind Prices at a Record Low, Is the Clean Energy Revolution Upon Us?

With Wind Prices at a Record Low, Is the Clean Energy Revolution Upon Us?

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer With the amount of wind-generated power in the United States reaching record highs and its cost dropping to new lows, two Department of Energy reports released Monday suggest that the renewable energy revolution might be upon us. According to the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report, […]

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