David Whitman

A Year of ‘Believe Me’s’

As Trump marks his first year in office, here’s a look back at the predictions that “the Donald” himself personally affirmed would happen under his leadership.

Burning Atlanta

Hundreds of studies have documented that when fine particle concentrations rise, so too do emergency room visits, heart attacks, asthma, and even lung cancer. The link between fine particle pollution and mortality is well-enough established that the Environmental Protection Agency now assumes in its cost-benefit analyses that fine particle pollution can cause premature death. Each… Read more »

Partly Sunny

Yet this vitriol seems strangely at odds with the express goals of the legislation. Clear Skies requires utilities to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury by about 70 percent by 2018. The Environmental Protection Agency projects Clear Skies will prevent the deaths of 14,100 Americans a yearakin, in a sheer body count,… Read more »