More EPA Articles

  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday...

  • EPA proposes limits on Alaska mine project

    The EPA proposed restrictions on building a large copper-and-gold mine Friday slated for a watershed in southwest Alaska that's pitted environmental groups and industry against each other regarding the EPA's authority to veto such projects.

  • EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River months after a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant, federal environmental officials said Thursday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's on-scene coordinator, Myles Bartos,...

  • Obama's second-in-command at EPA resigns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 environmental official under President Barack Obama is resigning to head a nonprofit group dedicated to energy and climate change. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday announced the resignation of Bob Perciasepe (pur-cha-SEP'-ee). He was appointed deputy...

  • No public hearings in Kentucky on new EPA rule

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency will not host public hearings in Kentucky on its proposed new emission standards, despite a plea from the state's senior U.S. senator. EPA's closest public hearing will be in an Atlanta federal building on July 29 and 30 - about a...

  • Senate confirms two members, including new chair, to electric grid regulator

    The arrangement assuages concerns among Republicans and some Democrats that Obama pick Norman Bay, who led the FERC's enforcement office but has never been a commissioner, lacked experience to head the body.

  • This Energy Department blunder cost taxpayers at least $56 million

    The U.S. Department of Energy has lost more than $56 million due to poor coordination during implementation of a new telephone system, according to the DoE inspector general.

  • EPA has no business garnishing wages without due process: Examiner Editorial

    It took Mike and Chantell Sackett five years and a unanimous Supreme Court decision just to gain a fighting chance against a thuggish Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration's environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental...

  • Environment bogs down spending bills

    Congress' appropriations process is still broken.

  • Maine AG files suit against EPA over water quality standards

    Mills AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) – Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging it failed to approve the state’s water quality standards under the Clean Water Act. The federal Clean Water Act...

  • Convicted felon designed EPA's playbook for faking science

    Everything the public believes about President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is wrong - the only thing that powerful agency protects is its royal kingdom, ruling over the American economy with the highest-cost rules in the nation's entire bureaucracy.

  • Proposed EPA water rule lights up Capitol Hill fireworks

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy described the haranguing her agency has received over its proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule this way: "Just ludicrous."

  • Why the former Ice Age became global warming, then climate change

    On June 23, the Supreme Court laid down a small speed bump on the highway leading from "carbon pollution" control to climate nirvana.

  • Supreme Court stops EPA's overreach

    The Supreme Court's sweeping decision in June against the EPA's unprecedented greenhouse gas regulations slams the door on executive agencies that try to rewrite laws to fit its goals.

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