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The Silver Lining In The VW Emissions Cloud

Margo T. Oge | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

If VW can't get the cars to comply with US fuel efficiency standards without compromising performance and fuel efficiency, they should buy them back from consumers.

Obama Administration Releases Final Ozone Rule, Pleasing No One

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency released a contentious and long-awaited new limit on ozone pollution Thursday, and it's not likely ...

Farm Workers Get Same Pesticide Protections as Other U.S. Workers Under Rules Announced by UFW, Obama Administration

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

This action by the Obama administration ends decades exclusion of farm workers from the same pesticide rules that have safeguarded other U.S. workers for years. The new rules for pesticides now include the workers most susceptible to pesticide poisoning.

Regulators Will Step Up Auto Testing In Response to Volkswagen Scandal

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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How Bad Is Your City's Air Pollution? This Map Will Tell You.

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.22.2015 | World

Ever wondered about how your town or travel destination's air quality might affect your health? Here's your chance to find out. On Sept. 18, the Beij...

A Tale of Three Governors and a Tainted River

Ned Sullivan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Ned Sullivan

In 1976 New York Gov. Hugh Carey approved a deal with General Electric exonerating the company from responsibility under New York State law for cleaning up the toxic mess it had created by dumping PCBs in the Hudson River over a 40-year span.

All Fracked Up

XPRIZE | Posted 09.11.2015 | Green

Experts are still split on to what extent fracking can be directly connected to the increasing number of earthquakes in Oklahoma and elsewhere, but now litigants can at least debate it in open court, giving fracking's opponents a new legal weapon to use in their fight.

Oil Industry Gets Help On Undermining Ozone Standards From A Well-Informed Source

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to lower limits on ozone pollution has been fraught with controversy. But opponents of l...

EPA's Common-Sense Climate Measure: Fix Methane Leaks

Earthjustice | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green

Getting our own house in order by creating a common-sense solution to fix preventable methane leaks should make it easier to build a convincing case for other countries to take meaningful action on climate.

The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

Obama's New Methane Rules Underestimate the Threat

Jesse Coleman | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

While regulation of methane is a necessity, these rules are much too weak to accomplish the administration's goals of meaningful greenhouse gas reduction.

Obama Administration Releases New Rules For Methane Emissions

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new standards limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations, a sign...

EPA Spilled, but Didn't Dump, the Toxics That Ended up in Colorado's River

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Unlike the climate issue that Inhofe famously asserts does not exist, yellow and poisoned rivers are a bit harder to wish away. Blaming the problem on EPA's competence is more posturing than policy.

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

EPA Chief Apologizes For Huge Colorado Mine Spill

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency was remorseful Tuesday after an EPA safety team accidentally caused 3 million gallons o...

9 College Courses That Will Have You Geeking Out And Rethinking Your Major

Posted 08.04.2015 | Technology

Colleges across the country are getting creative with their curriculum. Each year, universities are inspiring new generations of students to debate th...

Coal Interests Prepare To Challenge Obama's Power Plant Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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Obama To Announce The 'Biggest, Most Important Step' So Far On Climate

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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Most States Can Easily Comply With the EPA's Clean Power Plan, So Why Are Some Trying to Kill It?

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce what may be the Obama administration's most far-reaching climate change initiative: its final rule for cleaning up existing electric power plants. Dubbed the Clean Power Plan, it will require each state to submit its own individual strategy for cutting emissions.

Leaked Details Of Obama Power Plant Plan Include Later Deadlines For States

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaked details of the Obama administration's forthcoming final rule for power plant emissions indicate that the deadline for states to ...

Rob Portman, the Pope and the Need for Bold Democrats

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

Seizing the moment demands facing hard realities, as Pope Francis is calling for. It demands putting our focus on the future. It demands bold leadership.

Ecological Restoration Is a $25 Billion Industry That Generates 220,000 Jobs

Forest Trends | Posted 07.10.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Critics like to portray environmental regulation as a job killer, but the restoration economy now provides more jobs than mining, logging, or steel production -- all while actually fixing the environment instead of destroying it

The EPA Will Not Regulate Your Barbecue | Dave Levitan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on A Republican congressman says the Environmental Protection Agency wants “to stop you and I ...

Kate Sheppard

At Least Someone's Enjoying This House Confederate Flag Debacle | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's one group that's not very disappointed that a major House appropriations bill has gotten bogged down in a fight over the Confeder...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Comes Out Swinging Against GOP Environmental Spending Bill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday strongly criticized a Republican budget proposal that would undermine regulatory work at the Environ...