Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. announced they would introduce the End Polluter Welfare Act to Congress.
Now, concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale have skyrocketed, in light of a recent scientific study.
A different type of collective action took place - a coordinated effort by Greenpeace activists to stop oil giant Shell from drilling in the arctic.
An underwater robot has been modeled after a jellyfish, and will be used in rescue efforts and surveillance.
"This is a dog-and-pony show," said a dissatisfied resident, among hundreds at a public hearing to investigate the city's 4.0 earthquake on New Year's Eve.
The regulation is intended to reduce, in 27 states, pollution that plays a large factor in unhealthy air downwind.
An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Youngstown, Ohio.
In a historic development, the Obama administration has set national health standards for mercury and other toxic air pollution, a measure that will save lives and create jobs in pollution control technology.
The wind industry has an ongoing situation that needs to be remedied; they have fallen short on worker safety.
An estimated 12,000 tar sands protesters encircled the White House, Nov. 6, chanting, "Stop the pipeline, stop the greed, and give the people what they need."