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  • EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections. The EPA on Tuesday said it was basing its 2013...

  • EPA seeks more info on western Md., Superfund site

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to learn the extent of groundwater pollution from a Superfund site in Hagerstown. The agency is asking the mayor and City Council on Tuesday to let it install detector devices in surface water at several city parks....

  • Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Controversies over the fracking process may be inevitable, a former administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged recently, but Wisconsin can protect its place as the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state...

  • Federal agencies can't track costs or benefits of National Environmental Policy Act reviews, GAO says

    Federal agencies have little data on the costs and benefits of environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act, even though thousands of projects requiring the reviews are high-profile and expensive, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office....

  • Shocker: EPA official leaves for environmental group

    An Environmental Protection Agency official has entered the revolving door of cronyism by leaving the federal government to become an executive at a prominent environmental group.

  • Large, rare leaks are key to calculating methane emissions during fracking, scientists say

    The Environmental Protection Agency took the first steps toward better understanding what has been a relatively inexact science to this point -- calculating the amount of methane that is released into the atmosphere from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, sites. The EPA released five technical...

  • EPA says CO2, cow-pig manure and urine rank 1-2-3 as global warming threat

    Warmer winter weather, which many environmentalists blame on global warming, actually helped to cut emissions of global warming-causing greenhouse gasses to the lowest level in a decade, according to a new EPA report on climate change. In the EPA's “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

  • Court upholds EPA emission standards

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to...

  • Court rejects challenge to mercury emissions rule

    A federal court upheld an Environmental Protection Agency rule that limits mercury and other toxic air emissions from power plants Tuesday, delivering a victory for the Obama administration and a blow to industry groups fighting the regulation.

  • Appeals court finds EPA carbon decision reasonable

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality standard for carbon monoxide. Three environmental and wildlife organizations want the public health standard toughened. But the appeals court...

  • Watchdog group sues EPA for text messages from top officials

    A nonprofit watchdog group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency seeking text messages from top officials after the agency denied a Freedom of Information Act request for the records. The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed the FOIA request in December for messages sent to and from...

  • EPA's secret gas chamber experiments: A deceitful failure

    A man — we’ll call him “Subject No. 1” — had a clear plastic pipe stuck into his mouth with his lips sealed around it, while the diesel exhaust from a parked truck outside the gas chamber was mixed with particulate matter and pumped straight into his lungs. The pumped mixture level was...

  • Lawmakers investigate second EPA official's role in 'CIA' spy scam

    Former Environmental Protection Agency official John Beale is in prison for defrauding the government of almost $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy, and now congressional investigators are turning their attention to a colleague suspected of helping him.

  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: 'EPA listened' on carbon rules

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday attempted to assuage fears about a forthcoming carbon emissions rule for existing power plants, as she said it would contain flexibility for states. "The only thing I really hope when this proposal goes out is that people...

  • 17 billion honey bees injured, killed, threatening apple, berry, veggie crops

    Commercial beekeepers who flood California's almond orchards with nearly 2 million hives every March have lost 25 percent of their colonies to chemical sprays and they are blaming loose regulations for the injury and deaths of an estimated 17 billion bees. The crisis, which robbed the...



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