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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.

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.

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.

Lucia Graves

GOP Presidential Candidates At Odds Even With Tea Party On EPA Hatred | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidates have taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, pledging to cut its federal funding and strip ...

GOP Candidates Line Up To Bash E.P.A.

The New York Times | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as a favorite target of the Republican presidential candidates, who portray it as the very symbol of a...

Brazil's Garbage Becomes an Olympic Challenge

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics putting the world's 5th largest economy in the global spotlight waste collection and disposal is a problem the land of the samba can't dance around.

Oil And Gas Industry Engaged In Hydrogen Sulfide Coverup?

Posted 10.08.2011 | Denver

When it comes to oil and gas news, it's hard to beat 'fracking' for a more buzz-worthy topic. Add 'hydrogen sulfide gas' to the headline, though, and...

Lynne Peeples

Heavy Rain, Old Pipes, More People: A 'Perfect Storm' For Sewer Overflows | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

In the middle of last month's record heat wave, New York City warned its residents against cooling off in their local waterways. A four-alarm blaze ha...

Commerce City Looks To Burnish Residential Status

Posted 10.04.2011 | Denver

Yesterday the Commerce City Urban Renewal Authority announced they'd purchased Mile High Greyhound Park, a 1949-era dog track, for $3.3 million, accor...

Congress: Stop Attacking the EPA

Dan Radmacher | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Dan Radmacher

Many members of Congress continue to attack the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for doing its job when it comes to the regulation of mountaintop removal mining.

GOP Pushed Wave Of EPA Cutting Measures As Part Of Debt Deal

Time | Bryan Walsh | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

It was lost in the endless drama of the debt-ceiling negotiations, but last week, the Republicans in charge of the House of Representatives launched a...

Country's Cost-Cutting Culture Must Begin at Home -- With Electronics

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Honda

How many electronic devices do you have in your home? How many televisions, computers, iPods, video games, and telephones do you use on a daily basis? Today I am reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act.

Personal Responsibility and the Fight for Clean Air

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Instead of people just shaking their heads and sighing, "Well, what can I do?"... The answer is simple. Take a proactive step. The window of opportunity to send a comment of support to the E.P.A. is drawing to a close. August 4th to be exact.

The Keystone XL Pipeline: A Tar Sands Folly?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The U.S. State Department is in the rare position of having to decide on an environmental issue. Hillary Clinton is in the tar sands hot seat. Is she asking the right questions?

Starfish Statistics

Gernot Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

The Starfish Story has become a metaphor for doing good. Throw stranded starfish into the sea one at a time, and you are making a real difference in t...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Take Aim At Environmental Regulations As Debt Crisis Looms | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With eight days until the country officially defaults on its debts, likely sparking a worldwide credit crisis, the House of Representati...

Small Business Owners Speak Out On Clean Air Act

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Clean air, gas-sipping automobiles, green energy technology and the rules that promote them are good for public health and the economy. That was the m...

10 Things to Know About Power Plant Water Use, 10 Reasons to Care

Kyle Rabin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Kyle Rabin

Some things get better with age. Not power plants. The nation's older power plants that still rely on antiquated and damaging once-through cooling systems have a huge thirst for water.

In Alaska, a Dirty Fight Over Clean Water

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A small island fishing community 800 air miles southwest of Anchorage has found itself in a monster of a fight with federal enforcers based more than 4,100 miles away in Washington, D.C.

Republicans Throw Conservation to Curb, Eviscerate EPA, and Pump Pollutants Into America's Air, Water and Land

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The House Interior Appropriations Bill undermines clean water protections, undermines standards on toxic coal ash disposal, pushes aside Clean Air Act permitting processes for drilling off of Alaska's coast, and blocks the listing of endangered species.

American Public: 1, Polluters: 0

Michael Brune | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Yesterday, the EPA met this sentiment with action by announcing the first of a series of air pollution regulations that will be rolled out during the next few months.

Reducing Air Pollution Is Well Worth the Cost

Josh Nelson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

The air quality improvements of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will be tremendous, with the number of counties in violation of federal standards expected to drop from 207 to just two as soon as 2014.