Tag Archives: Greenwashing

Baltimore air polluter fumbles, and kids score one for their hard-hit community

Baltimore air polluter fumbles, and kids score one for their hard-hit community
After close to three years of youth-led organizing against a massive incinerator planned for their South Baltimore Fairfield neighborhood, the young activists got their first taste of victory recently, when the state of Maryland ordered Energy Answers International, the company building the incinerator, to stop construction on the project. In this South Baltimore area, which has some of the worst air quality in the country thanks to the ... Read more

Walmart is the last place Obama should be making a clean energy speech

Walmart is the last place Obama should be making a clean energy speech
Today President Obama is speaking about clean energy and energy efficiency at a Walmart in Mountain View, Calif. Of all the places he might give a big speech on energy, a Walmart supercenter is a baffling and disconcerting choice. Walmart — despite its skill in attracting publicity like this — is a laggard on renewable energy and one of the biggest and fastest-growing climate polluters on the planet. While many competing retailers are ... Read more