By Kelly Cohen | 03/06/14 01:53 PM
Environmental Protection Agency employees spent thousands of federal tax dollars in 2012 on things like gym memberships and gift cards, according to a government watchdog.
By Ron Arnold | 03/06/14 12:39 PM
What makes ordinary rain falling in the Delaware River toxic enough to violate Environmental Protection Agency rules? And how can the EPA allow recycling plants to use old newspapers contaminated with much larger amounts of the same toxic substance? And why should that generate a national...
By Matthew Daly | 03/06/14 07:57 AM
A bill targeting the power plant rule is slated for a vote on the House floor Thursday as GOP lawmakers fight back against what they call the Obama administration's "war on coal." Obama's proposal, a key part of his plan to fight climate change, would set the first national limits on...
By Zack Colman | 03/04/14 02:46 PM
President Obama moved more money into his climate-change priorities in his fiscal 2015 budget proposal, although the Environmental Protection Agency overall would receive less money.
By Mark J. Fitzgibbons | 03/04/14 02:24 PM
Noted constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee, saying, “we are in the midst of a constitutional crisis with sweeping implications for our system of government.”
By Zack Colman | 03/03/14 11:14 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday set new limits on the amount of sulfur permitted in gasoline, capping a lobbying battle that pitted the oil and refining industries against automakers and public health groups. The EPA's "Tier 3" gasoline rule ratchets down sulfur content to 10...
By Zack Colman | 02/28/14 12:40 PM
A spill of coal ash in North Carolina is heating up debate over how the Environmental Protection Agency should regulate electric utilities' handling of the material. At issue is a proposed EPA rule governing how the coal byproduct should be stored. The EPA signaled in 2009 following a coal ash...
By Ashe Schow | 02/27/14 05:04 PM
States are starting to get the memo that the Environmental Protection Agency's new coal regulations will increase electricity prices - and they're not happy. The Buffalo Reflex (subscription required), a local paper in Missouri, published a story saying that electricity costs could double...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/26/14 06:52 PM
Better safeguards are needed to protect personal information managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an inspector general's report. Even though the agency is required by federal law to have privacy protection procedures in place, EPA doesn't, according to the report....
02/26/14 05:30 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Titan Tire Corp. and Dico Inc. must pay millions of dollars in fines and penalties for the demolition of three buildings in Des Moines that the Environmental Protection Agency says were contaminated with PCBs, chemicals linked to cancer and considered hazardous. The...
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 01:01 PM
A top climate adviser to President Obama said regulations due this year on limiting carbon emissions from power plants will be flexible. “I would anticipate the rules themselves open up the opportunity for states and regions to think about their energy platform together,” John Podesta, a...
By Sean Lengell | 02/24/14 05:44 PM
The Supreme Court appeared split Monday during oral arguments challenging the authority of an Obama administration program to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants. The high court decision, expected this spring, is poised to spark renewed debate of the politically...
By Paul Bedard | 02/24/14 10:55 AM
Nearly a third of the 430 billion pounds of food produced for Americans to eat is wasted, a potential catastrophe for landfills and a wake-up call to officials scrambling to feed the hungry, according to a stunning new report from the Department of Agriculture.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:41 AM
The Obama administration is squaring off at the Supreme Court with industry groups and Republican-led states over a small but important program aimed at limiting power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
02/23/14 01:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration's sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. As President Barack Obama pledges to act on...
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