The environmental situation in the US is not doom-and-gloom; in fact, it’s probably never been better. The US EIA reported in October 2018 that US CO2 emissions from the utility sector in 2017 were the lowest since 1987, a staggering 30 year roll-back. Technological innovations are providing lower cost, cleaner energy. The best news is that harmful emissions such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates are decreasing at even faster rates.