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Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.04.2014 | Green

President Obama's new climate change push was reaffirmed on Thursday when the Department of Energy announced that it will make $4 billion in loans ava...

Supreme Court Justices Limit Existing EPA Global Warming Rules

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and f...

Majority Of Americans Back Obama's Push To Reduce Carbon Emissions: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Two-thirds of Americans back President Barack Obama's push to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. An NBC poll released Wednesday shows tha...

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.

GOP Senate Candidate Has Ties To Company That Supported Cap And Trade

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate may be forced to defend his ties to a utility company that supported a cap-and-trade system, after President Barack Obam...

House Republicans Fighting What They Call Obama's 'War On Coal'

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a long-expected skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama's plan to limit carbon pollution from ne...

Kate Sheppard

McConnell Aims To Torpedo EPA Carbon Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking to block new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding carbon e...

Kate Sheppard

Will Congress Finally Reform Chemical Safety Policy After 37 Years?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The EPA's decision late last week to withdraw two proposed changes to chemical safety and disclosure rules is another sign that the coun...

Greenhouse Gas Rules May Be Vulnerable In Court

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - U.S. limits on greenhouse gas emissions face a challenge in federal court this we...

Company Cites EPA Rules In Closure Of 2 Illinois Plants

AP | By JIM SALTER | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

ST. LOUIS -- Ameren Corp. said Tuesday it will close two power plants in Illinois by the end of the year, blaming the cost of complying with new pollu...

Marcus Baram

EPA Drops Tough New Lead Paint Rule In Face Of Industry Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you're not a regular reader of Professional Door Dealer magazine, you may have been unaware of the lobbying battle over a proposal to toughen lead ...

Chicago-Area Coal Plants Need To Cut Smog And Soot, Says New EPA Rule

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a move that portends cleaner air in Chicago and other communities east of the Mississippi, the Obama administration cracked down today on smog- and...

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Bags -- Say no to Plastic!

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Now there seems to be an answer to appeal to both the consumer and dry cleaner that makes "green sense:" The Green Garmento garment bag.

Household Trash is Managed Better Than The TVA's Coal Ash

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

While your municipal government does a good job of handling your trash, the Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to protect Americans from hazardous waste. Coal ash fits the bill.

EPA Toughens Lead Pollution Limits Despite Industry Lobbying

Grist | Janet Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal regulators announced Thursday a sharp reduction in legal levels of lead emissions, rejecting pleas by industrial battery recyclers who told Wh...

More Lead Pollution? Battery Recyclers Resisting EPA Rules

Grist | Janet Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Lobbyists for industrial battery recyclers charged over to the White House recently to crank up arguments against possible tough new regulations of le...