Thursday, February 2nd, 2017


Flint Residents File $772 Million Lawsuit Against U.S. Government for EPA’s Negligence in City’s Water Crisis

Tweet DETROIT — A group of more than 1,700 Flint residents have filed a $772 million lawsuit against the U.S. Government for the negligence of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its failure to prevent the public health catastrophe known world-wide as the “Flint Water Crisis” from occurring. The 37-page complaint was filed here today in U.S. District Court by Jan Burgess and 1,706 other Flint residents. The lawsuit seeks a judgement against the EPA for damages incurred by Burgess and the other plaintiffs in the amount of $772.4 million orRead More

PHOTOS: Day Two of the 2017 Automotive News World Congress

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2017 Automotive News World Congress. General Motors Executive Vice President Mark Reuss was interviewed by Automotive News Publisher and Editor Jason Stein. The two of them discussed various topics including President-elect Trump, twitter, bankruptcy and electrification. It’s an annual tradition at the conference that BorgWarner CEO James R. Verrier presents the BorgWarner Championship Driver’s Trophy to the winner of the Indianapolis 500.  For 2016,  it was an American-born driver  Alexander Rossi who tookRead More

EARTH TALK: What’s new with batteries these days?

TweetDear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that one of the big hurdles to growth in renewables is energy storage. What’s new in the world of battery technologies? And will better forms of storage really accelerate the development of solar, wind and other alternative forms of energy? —Maxwell Jay, Erie, PA It’s true that energy storage has been an Achilles heel in the emerging renewable energy sector, given the large environmental footprint required to produce and distribute our current crop of lithium ion and other types of batteries—and the fact that they doRead More