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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA’s actions put US commitment to rule of law under scrutiny
thehill.com
Despite the clear benefits that trade agreements such as NAFTA have delivered to the U.S. economy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is raising storms of concern around the country these days. [...]
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Senate Votes to Block Obama’s Climate Change Rules
www.nytimes.com
The resolution, aimed at E.P.A. rules on coal-fired power plants, might make it harder for the president to negotiate a climate change accord in Paris in two weeks. [...]
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Two dozen states sue Obama over coal plant emissions rule
thehill.com
The lawsuits challenge the most significant piece of President Obama's environmental agenda. [...]
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Millions of gallons of waste turn Colorado river yellow
www.bbc.co.uk
Well done EPA doing a great Job, New name "Environmental Pollution Agency" A toxic leak of waste water that has turned a Colorado river mustard yellow is three times larger than US officials had originally estimated. [...]
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White House Plan Calls for Even Greater Greenhouse Gas Reductions
www.usnews.com
The most forceful action on climate change in U.S. history was set to be unveiled by the Obama administration Monday afternoon when it releases the final version of a rule that would slash heat-trapping emissions from power plants — a regulation made even stricter since it was proposed last year. [...]
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Congress moving to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands
www.usnews.com
Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands before it goes into effect later this year. [...]
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Obama Administration Readies Big Push on Climate Change
www.wsj.com
The administration is planning several actions this summer to rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from wide swaths of the U.S. economy, including trucks, airplanes and power plants. [...]
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EPA Study of Fracking Finds ‘No Widespread, Systemic’ Pollution
www.bloomberg.com
Hydraulic fracturing has contaminated some drinking water sources but the damage is not widespread, according to a landmark U.S. study of water pollution risks that has supporters of the drilling method declaring victory and foes saying it revealed reason for concern. [...]
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Renewable Fuel Makers Say EPA Waivers Siphon Away Their Buyers
www.bloomberg.com
Companies that make fuel from corn stalks or landfill gas say a federal program designed to help them has a loophole that is discouraging buyers. [...]
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Experts Blast New York Times Hit Piece On EPA
thinkprogress.org
The New York Times put a 1,700-word piece on its front page Tuesday accusing EPA of violating federal laws on grassroots campaigning -- despite knowing the accusation is not true, a fact buried deep in the article. [...]
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Builders Flood Congress to Stop Obama Bid to Regulate Creeks
www.bloomberg.com
President Barack Obama’s plan to expand protections for waterways is in jeopardy as builders and farmers have won the support of even some Democrats in Congress to block it. [...]
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Here’s what a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean for global warming
www.motherjones.com
Clinton sees climate change as a major threat. But she still wants to boost fossil fuel supplies. [...]
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EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants Goes Before Supreme Court
www.usnews.com
The Supreme Court is hearing industry and Republican challenges to a Clean Air Act regulation that would sharply reduce emissions. [...]
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EPA Chief In Response To GOP Senator Grilling: ‘Cannot Answer’ If Climate Change Models Are Accurate
nation.foxnews.com
At a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, Senator Jeff Sessions grilled EPA chief Gina McCarthy and left her unable to justify her money grab, [...]
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Attention GOP presidential candidates: Winter does not disprove global warming
www.motherjones.com
Snow is falling across the Northeast, and millions of people are preparing for a massive blizzard. Due to the extreme winter conditions, my colleague at Climate Desk has issued the following advisory: [...]
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