Category Archives: EPA

Rates of Emission Declines to Reach California’s Goals

Rates of Emission Declines to Reach California’s Goals Estimates of rates needed to meet climate goals or GHG (greenhouse gases) reductions by 2030 and 2050 have come out.  These seem to be generated by simple mathematical methods, so we will … Continue reading

Posted in California Oil, California Power Mixes, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Donald Trump, Electric Cars, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, EPA, Equivalent Electric Car Emissions, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hybrid Cars, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Transportation, Trump on Climate Change, US Climate Mayors, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It

Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It The G20 reporting claims that Trump confuses air pollution with climate change.  But Trump is also sweeping harmful US air pollution under the rug as well.  He doesn’t misunderstand them.   … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Air Quality, American Lung Association, Autos, CAFE Standards, California Smog, Climate Science, Donald Trump, EPA, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Oil, Paris Climate Agreement, Smog worldwide, World Smog | Leave a comment

Trump’s Decrease in Fuel Economy Standards

Trump’s Decrease in Fuel Economy Standards No, I did not read the 515 page plan for the new CAFE standards from 2021 to 2026, now called SAFE (The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Rule for Model Years 2021-2026).  I just read the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Air Quality, Automated Driving, CAFE Standards, Donald Trump, Electric Cars, EPA, Hybrid Cars, Paris Climate Accord, Transportation, Trump Administration | Leave a comment

New Year’s Political Niblets

New Year’s Political Niblets The only real military action Trump has initiated is to attack air facilities of Syria after they used nerve gas against civilians.  That was actually the only clean air action that Trump has taken.  As far … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Midterm Election, 2020 Election, Air Quality, CAFE Standards, Coal, Donald Trump, EPA, Fossil Fuel Energy, Houston Flooding, Hurricane Florence, Immigration Policy, Politics, Regulations, Sea Level Rise, Trump's Mental Health, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Effects of Mercury, PM2.5, and Donald Trump

Effects of Mercury, PM2.5, and Donald Trump Is Trump Mercurial? Could one who refuses to remove mercury vapor from coal burning be called Mercurial? The above were three possible titles for this article. Having read again about Trump and his … Continue reading

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Unexpected Heroes During The Trump Administration

Unexpected Heroes During The Trump Administration A number of the top appointments in the Trump administration were opposed by liberals as being unqualified or severely conflicted for their positions.  Yet by the time they were denigrated and fired/resigned by Trump, … Continue reading

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How Large and Influential is Coal Usage?

How Large and Influential is Coal Usage? Overall, US coal usage as a percent of electric power has declined from about 53% in 2000 to 33% in 2015.  We are using data related to electric car choices from a report … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Affairs of State, Climate Change, Clinton, Coal, Donald Trump, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, EPA, Equivalent Electric Car Emissions, Fossil Fuel Energy, Global Climate Action Summit, Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Politics, Regulations, Transportation | Leave a comment

It is Our Air, Our Water, Our Health, and Our Climate Future, NOT Trump’s

It’s Our Air, Our Water, Our Health, and Our Climate Future, NOT Trump’s This is established in the preamble to the Constitution in the words: “We the People of the United State, in Order to … promote the general Welfare…do … Continue reading

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This Celebrates My 900th Blog Article

This Celebrates My 900th Blog Article Unfortunately, it is on a very sad day, due to the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  That was preceded by a week of bombs from the #MAGAbomber to 14 Trump … Continue reading

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