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  • IG says EPA ignoring sewage chemicals

    Environmental Protection Agency officials can't assure that water resources are safe from the hazardous waste that emanates from sewage facilities, according to a government watchdog.

  • EPA: Emissions from power plants up, fracking down

    Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants rose last year partly because of an increase in coal used for generating electricity, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

  • Lax EPA asbestos study endangered public health, wasted millions, IG says

    Environmental Protection Agency officials spent millions of tax dollars over a dozen years on an alternative asbestos removal study that "threatened human health."

  • EPA signs off on power plant proposal

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators have signed off on a settlement that calls for shutting down part of a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest. The Environmental Protection Agency approved the settlement agreement...

  • Dems urge Obama to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas

    Fifteen Senate Democrats pressed President Obama to regulate emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas produced during hydraulic fracturing and delivery of natural gas through pipelines.

  • Internal audit says EPA mismanaged Texas project

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An internal audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveals the agency mismanaged an experiment using new ways to demolish asbestos-ridden buildings. In a report published Thursday the Office of the Inspector General said more than a decade of EPA trials in...

  • EPA chief: Power plant rule could see 'adjustments'

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy noted Thursday that while states are designing plans to comply with the proposal, some have raised issues that might require some rethinking from the agency.

  • EPA's Jackson didn't list official records when she left

    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson failed to complete a required form listing all official records in her possession when she left the agency in 2013.

  • EPA chief McCarthy: Climate regulations good for economy

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said acting on climate change is a financial imperative in a Thursday speech, hitting back at critics who say Obama administration environmental policies will damage the economy.

  • Top environmental group names new chief

    Rhea Suh, Interior's assistant secretary of policy, management and budget, will take over for outgoing president Frances Beinecke in January.

  • House energy votes double as post-election GOP wish list

    House Republicans are putting a package of energy bills up for a vote, but they have already earned a veto threat from the White House and the probability that they will stop dead in the Democratic-held Senate. But the hope for Republicans is that the congressional calculus will change come January.

  • EPA rejects Cuomo's Tappan Zee loan proposal

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday balked at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to help finance the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, instead approving only $29 million. Cuomo said his administration would...

  • EPA extends comment period for power plant rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended by 45 days the comment period for its proposal to limit power plant emissions, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.

  • GAO: More coal power plants to close than expected

    A report says 13 percent of coal-fired generation will come offline in 2025, which raises concerns about having enough electricity supply to meet demand in certain situations, potentially increasing instances of blackouts.

  • EPA rife with green conflicts of interest

    Numerous senior officials of the EPA have real or apparent "revolving door" conflicts of interest, according to a new report by a nonprofit watchdog.



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