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Soot Pollution 101

Jackie Weidman and Susannah Marshall explain what soot is, how it harms public health, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s new standards to reduce the pollution, which are open to public comment.

By Jackie Weidman and Susannah Marshall | Friday, August 10, 2012

Big 5 Oil Companies Going for the Gold

Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman examine the profits of these companies and what they do with them to enrich shareholders at the expense of consumers by protecting unneeded tax breaks.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

They Fought the Law

article icon Issue Brief Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman take a closer look at utilities’ lawsuits against the EPA over pollution rules.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, June 18, 2012

Memorial Day Driving by the Numbers

Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Celine Ramstein argue that Big Oil is making millions from Americans’ travel plans, while at the same time working to destroy some of the nation’s most cherished vacation destinations.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Celine Ramstein | Wednesday, May 23, 2012

EPA Carbon Standard Takes a Bite out of Pollution

The EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants would cut greenhouse gas emissions and their harmful public health effects, write Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Celine Ramstein.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Celine Ramstein | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Is Big Oil Rigging Gasoline Prices?

article icon Issue Brief Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman list factors that suggest that Big Oil, with help from Wall Street speculators, are taking steps that tilt the gasoline-price playing field in their favor, which in turn increases costs for middle-class families.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pumped and Quartered

Richard W. Caperton, Jackie Weidman, and Daniel J. Weiss explain how an additional 25 cents in the price per gallon of gas at the pump every three months equals an additional $5 billion in the bank for the big five oil companies.

By Richard W. Caperton, Jackie Weidman, and Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Big Oil’s Banner Year

Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Rebecca Leber explain how the big five oil companies are producing less oil despite making more money.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Coal and other utilities are using their big-money influence on public officials to avoid cleaning up our air and our health in accordance with a new EPA rule, write Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Rebecca Leber.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Rebecca Leber | Monday, February 6, 2012

Encouraging Investment Is Key to U.S. Offshore Wind Development

Congressional action to spur investment in proven renewable energy technology is fundamental to the future of the U.S. offshore wind industry, write Richard W. Caperton, Michael Conathan, and Jackie Weidman.

By Richard W. Caperton, Michael Conathan, and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, January 12, 2012

We Need to Pave the Road for 21st Century Vehicles

Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman respond to The Washington Post’s criticism of the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program and explain why it’s important for American competitiveness.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Friday, December 16, 2011

Dirty Utilities Cry Wolf on Electricity Reliability to Block Health Protections

Some utilities and coal companies would have you believe new EPA rules to reduce air toxics will force mass closures of power plants, write Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman. But these claims are blatant falsehoods.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Friday, December 2, 2011