More EPA Articles

  • Keep an eye on the Supreme Court this week for important decisions

    Some of the most important cases argued before the Supreme Court this term are still left undecided. Opinions are set to be released on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and June 30, the last day of the term. Here's a list of cases left to be decided that could have major impact on a wide range of...

  • Obama moves to save the honey bees, targets pesticides

    President Obama on Friday announced plans to save endangered honey bees and other pollinators, for the first time ordering a probe into new types of pesticides that some local governments and 15 European Union nations have restricted or banned.

  • Media can't be bothered with reporting when the Brookings 'man' bites the dog named 'EPA'

    It's often said in the journalism business that there's no news when a dog bites a man but lots of it when the man sinks his choppers in the dog. But what happens when the dog named "EPA" finds itself on the wrong end of the man named "Facts" concerning the alleged benefits of President...

  • House panel hopes to air inconvenient truths about EPA's 'war on coal'

    President Obama wants to stake his legacy on fighting global warming even if he has to fake it, which he does. That inconvenient truth will get a hearing Thursday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and it won't be pretty. The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, led by Rep. Ed Whitfield,...

  • Obama blasts 'deniers' for opposing climate change efforts

    President Obama used a commencement speech over the weekend to hit hard at skepticism about climate change, calling it comparable to the belief that the moon is made of cheese. He made this comparison - a variation on his standard line comparing climate change skeptics to members of the Flat...

  • Did the EPA Administrator admit to waging a 'war on coal'?

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy appeared to agree Friday night that the agency is indeed fighting a “war on coal.” McCarthy, speaking with comedian Bill Maher on his HBO program, “Real Time,” was answering a direct question about whether the EPA’s “clean...

  • Markets get a jump on Washington on climate change

    When it comes to climate change, the markets are moving faster than the policymakers in Washington.

  • Former U.S. trade representative talks nuclear

    Until the beginning of 2013, Ron Kirk was the United States' chief salesman abroad as the U.S. Trade Representative, which takes the lead on trade negotiations and exports. Nowadays, he's promoting nuclear power, with an eye toward drumming up domestic support while looking at overseas...

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

    President Obama's shameful attacks on his fellow citizens are piling up: his “War on Coal” (a new EPA “climate” rule to destroy the coal industry) and his “War on Ranching” (a half-million-acre “national monument” smothering New Mexico ranchers), have now been topped by his...

  • Senators discussing deal to nix Obama's FERC nominee

    Senate lawmakers are discussing a deal that would in effect subvert President Obama's pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by instead making acting Chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur the official commission head. Senators close to the process say they are exploring a move that would...

  • Obama says he would like a price on carbon

    President Obama hopes to one day have a price on carbon emissions as a policy to address climate change, he said in an interview for the Showtime documentary miniseries "Years of Living Dangerously." Referring to a 1990s cap-and-trade program used to reduce emissions that contribute to acid...

  • Energy research group: No, Washington Post, a 'huge majority' of Americans don't support Obama's energy standards

    A nonprofit energy research group is pushing back against a Washington Post report claiming that a "huge majority" of Americans support the White House's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from energy plants. This claim "runs counter to every single survey that I have read or focus group that...

  • White House goes all-hands-on-deck for power plant rules

    The White House is throwing its weight behind new power plant regulations. Using a carefully executed, months-long strategy, the Obama administration is sending a strong signal that it believes Democrats have the upper hand on public opinion concerning emissions limits on power plants. The...

  • Examiner Editorial: EPA officially backs fracking, then uses tax dollars to oppose it

    Seeking to explain an apparently puzzling policy move, President Reagan once quipped that “sometimes the administration's right hand doesn't know what its far right hand is doing.” President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency has a left hand and a far left hand -- and they're working in...



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