To help some of the country’s dirtiest electric-power plants save a little money, the Environmental Protection Agency is willing to imperil the lives and health of Americans who live downstream from them. A new rule that relaxes restrictions on ash pollution is the latest effort by President Donald Trump’s administration to sustain coal power in the face of crushing competition from renewables. And like the others, it’s sure to prove ineffective, wasteful and hugely damaging to the environment.
Michael Bloomberg, former New York mayor and former flash in the pan for the Democratic nomination for president, has $100 million burning a hole in his pocket.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last Wednesday unveiled plans to start handing out COVID-19 vaccines for free within a day of government approval. This could happen this year, though more likely in the next.
While many of the state’s students settle into new routines of remote learning, thousands still don’t have the devices or connectivity they need to learn online.
President Donald Trump arrived in California on Monday to offer his own assessment of the wildfires that have left vast swaths of the West charred and smoky.