More EPA Articles

  • Lobbying fight kicks off as ethanol rules sent to the White House

    The Environmental Protection Agency sent the Office of Management and Budget a long-awaited proposal for review that would set the federal target for blending biofuels into gasoline.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • EPA launches probe of alleged pollution by Tyson

    MONETT, Mo. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has begun an investigation of Tyson Foods' role in a discharge of a food supplement that allegedly led to pure ammonia flowing into a southwest Missouri creek, killing more than 100,000 fish. The discharge on May 16 allegedly caused the...

  • Illinois EPA to collect household toxic waste

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will collect household hazardous waste in six communities this fall. The agency said Wednesday that residents can bring leftover chemicals and other toxic wastes to sites in DuPage, Henry, Logan, Marion, Ogle and Piatt...

  • Tony the Tiger and the Keebler elves are fighting climate change

    Kellogg Co., a Battle Creek, Mich., food-maker perhaps more known for Raisin Bran than its environmental practices, announced plans Wednesday to curb greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain -- including from agriculture, which chips in 10 percent of U.S. emissions. 

  • If it's wet, EPA wants to regulate it

    Few outrages perpetrated by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency can match its proposed rule titled "Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act."

  • Journalists to EPA: Don't muzzle scientists

    Several journalism, environmental and science groups demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency remove new restrictions that the organizations say will muzzle independent scientists who advise the agency.

  • Now Rand Paul's support for coal, Kentucky's black gold, is questioned

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's support for regulations on coal and a past comment that it is "very dirty" are fueling a new assault on the 2016 GOP front-runner.

  • Groups to EPA: Stop muzzling science advisers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist and scientific organizations accused the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday of attempting to muzzle its independent scientific advisers by directing them to funnel all outside requests for information through agency officials. In a letter Tuesday, groups...

  • EPA trying to expand regulatory authority over ‘navigable waters,’ Texas AG says

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regulations that would expand the agency’s regulatory authority over navigable waters, a move Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott opposes. Under the regulations proposed by the EPA and Army Corps of...

  • EPA must explain the costs of its rules better, federal watchdog says

    While the Environmental Protection Agency adhered to many of the guidelines outlined by the White House Office of Management and Budget when describing the economic effects of proposed rules and potential alternatives, a report said the information EPA used was "not always clear."

  • Top federal officials discuss energy development

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama's administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell...

  • Health agency official breaks law by deleting official emails: Examiner Editorial

    As Americans suffered through the early failures of last October, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sought answers about who was responsible.

  • EPA cleans up Tamarack City Stamp Mill site

    HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A $120,000 asbestos cleanup at the abandoned Tamarack City Stamp Mill in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is wrapping up. The Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton reports ( ) that the two-week project will leave the Tamarack City neighborhood safer. It also...

  • Twelve states sue EPA over power plant regulations

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced on Tuesday that Oklahoma and a coalition of 11 other states filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency seeking the invalidation of a 2011 settlement. In 2011, the EPA agreed to a settlement...

From the Weekly Standard

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  • No Reply from America?

    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

  • Bartleby, the President

    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...