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The TRAIN Act Cuts the Heart out of the Clean Air Act

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the TRAIN Act, made it through the House of Representatives. But as Yogi Berra would say, "It ain't over 'til it's over."

Michael McAuliff

Erasing The EPA: GOP Strategy Would Roll Back Decades Of Protection | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's environmental protections are under a sweeping, concerted assault in Congress that could effectively roll back the federal gov...

Swing State GOPers Infuriate Environmentalists

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

In their votes on environmental issues this year, House Republicans from blue places have greens seeing red. Which is to say that GOP legislators fro...

Koch Industries Reportedly Had Inside Man At The EPA

Sunlight Foundation | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

Koch Industries, the closely held firm led by conservative and libertarian political donors Charles and David Koch, has a long record of entanglements...

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...

Republican Presidential Candidates' Anti-EPA Extremism & Rep Darrell Issa's Effort to Enable Car Emissions

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Since "climategate" first broke the news two years ago, American efforts to enact effective climate policy at the federal level have been significantly undermined by a confluence of events.

Report Finds EPA Cut Corners On Climate Finding

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration cut corners before concluding that climate-change pollution can endanger human health, a key finding under...

Commentary on Comments: Wolves, Pipelines, and Dams, Oh My

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Everyone has something to say about something these days, on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. All fine and dandy. But there's another way to get heard: by putting your two cents on the record through what's known as the public comment period.

Lynne Peeples

TRAIN Wreck: Greens Urge Senate To Derail House Bill | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

The U.S. House of Representatives forwarded a bill on Friday that environmental leaders warn would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency's abi...

Bee Aware

Dan Rather | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Dan Rather

2011-09-22-rathathh.jpgWhy should we care about the plight of honeybees? Because the entire food chain is at risk. One in three bites of food we eat is directly dependent on insect pollination.

Small Businesses See Green in Stiffer Clean Energy Laws

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Lawmakers continue to bang the anti-regulation drum. But what do the actual small business owners who are purportedly being crushed by regulations think? They think its hogwash.

In Anti-Government Poltiics, "Time-Out" on Regulation Versus Shortened Lives

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Seizing upon a reliable "job creation" talking point, conservatives have stoked their war against "big government" by trying to freeze federal actions to protect the public.

Jordan Howard

Waxman Calls House Most Anti-Environment 'In History' | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 112th Congress, the Republican House majority has taken aim at issues ranging from labor protections to women's right to choo...

Senator Asks EPA To Protect Bristol Bay

AP | By MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell said Monday she would oppose a proposed huge copper and gold mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay if stu...

Obama's Job: Protect Us From Pollution [video]

Philip Radford | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

While Obama's jobs speech is being framed as a turning point for his tenure as president, there is another job I would respectively suggest he concentrate on: protecting the lives of America's children.

Curtis M. Wong

New York Environmentalist Rallies For Cleaner Air | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact

Erin Heaney doesn't mind being compared to another environmentally-minded Erin -- the one whose story became permanently etched into global consciousn...

Hopeless Obama

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Killing the air rule was bad politics. I guess his consultants hope that Obama can neutralize his opposition by moving in their direction. The only problem is that instead of looking moderate, the president looks unprincipled.

Jordan Howard

Green Groups Struggle With Obama's Mixed Environmental Record | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama was elected president, environmentalists believed a new age of environmental protection and conservation had come. But...

Rep. Jan Schakowsky: Responding to the EPA Naysayers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I reached out to Schakowsky with questions about disinformation on regulation, GOP rhetoric on energy, Gov. Perry's vilification of the EPA, and her commitment to the environment. It was just what the doctor ordered.

Obama Spars With Boehner Over Government Regulations

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his administration is considering seven new government regulations that would cost the economy more tha...

How This Hurt Latino Students, And Regulators Let It Happen

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- California pesticide regulators discriminated against Latino schoolchildren when they annually approved a powerful pesticide used ne...

Jordan Howard

House GOP To Push Anti-Environment Provisions | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are looking to appropriations bills they plan to debate when they return from recess in September as an opportunity to...

Oceans of Faith

Peter Neill | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Peter Neill

We hear analysis of the political influence of the so-called religious right; we hear religious principles applied to arguments for or against proposed laws, regulations, and even appointments of individuals.

'Largest Toxic Waste Dump In The West' Facing Massive Penalties

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.25.2011 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. -- Federal officials said Wednesday they have levied about $1 million in penalties on the operator of the largest toxic dump in the Wes...

All I Need Is the Air That I Breathe

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

There's not a lot more important to parents than loving their children and making sure they have clean air to breathe. Which is why this week's virtual deluge of clean air information is so important -- and scary.