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Environmental Protection Agency

EPA: Three Letters to Be Thankful for

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The Environmental Protection Agency celebrates its 40th anniversary next week, but I think it's worth taking a moment this week to be thankful for what the EPA has accomplished during four decades.

The Test

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The environmental tests ahead will not be easy for President Obama, but he can pass with flying colors if he chooses to do the right thing.

Amanda Terkel

New GOP Same As The Old GOP: Republicans Embrace Longtime Pet Issues | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans trumpeted their historic election gains as a sign that the American public is ready for change -- clearing the swamp and ren...

Bring it On

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

"Bring it on" should be the Democrats' response to the new House Republican majority's pledge to hold investigatory hearings on the Obama Administration's environmental policies.

Inside The Brutal Business Of Battling Bedbugs

DailyFinance | BRUCE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While New York is officially the most bedbug-ridden city in the country, the nocturnal bloodsuckers have become a problem across the country, as the e...

Amanda Terkel

Tea Partiers Protest Clean Water Rules Meant To Prevent Bladder Cancer | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An attempt by a Kentucky water district to raise rates in order to meet clean water regulations has become political, with a local Tea P...

The Anti-California: Texas Republicans Fight EPA Over Climate Change

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For decades, California has set the pace for the country on air pollution and climate change, adopting ever-higher standards for controlling auto emis...

Congress Should Remember that Voters Want Strong Environmental Safeguards

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

[This post is written by NRDC Action Fund's Peter Lehner, who is the Executive Director of NRDC] As Congress starts filling leadership positions and...

More Like an Oil Spill Than a Landslide

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The 2010 election was the year of The Empire Strikes Back. Big Oil, the coal industry, and corporate polluters are desperate to stop the momentum towa...

Energy Industry Verklempt Over EPA Regs

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with The energy industry is pulling out the stops against proposed government regulations. Remember when the enactm...

Feds: Water In Wyoming Town Undrinkable, Possibly Due To Oil And Gas Drilling

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PAVILLION, Wyo. — The federal government is telling people not to drink the water from 40 wells in a central Wyoming town, including 17 wells co...

GOP Plans Attacks On EPA, Climate Scientists

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the GOP wins control of the House next week, senior congressional Republicans plan to launch a blistering attack on the Obama administration's envi...

Companies Fight To Keep Global Warming Data Secret

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Some of the country's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, including businesses that publicly support efforts to curb global wa...

This Ain't No Farmville

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Coal-ash waste may be a local issue, but it's a nationwide local issue. We need to spread the outrage of the people who have been immediately affected to everyone who's at risk -- which includes a lot of people who don't even know yet what toxic coal ash is.

Coal Ash: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harmon Leon

What is coal ash and why should we be concerned?

Mileage: This Isn't Rocket Science. It's Auto Mechanics

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The next big thing from Detroit may not just be a new car, but a new car industry: Transformed, modern and competitive. This month, with traditional ...

Xcel Energy Unveils Plan To Convert Coal Plant To Natural Gas

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Xcel Energy is proposing to spend $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to natural gas and close a plant to comply with a new...

I Don't Care About Apathy

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

How does the media hype stack up to what actually happened? 98 percent of incumbents were nominated, not exactly "anti-incumbency fever."

A Winning Recipe for Sustainable Development

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Every year, two million women and children die due to smoke inhalation from traditional stoves -- more than die from malaria. What was sorely missing until now was an affordable, scalable solution.

All's Not Quiet on the U.S. Climate Change Front

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Environmental Protection Agency is on the march, while U.S. senators prepare a flanking attack. Lots of Ameri...

Ryan Grim

Reid Promises Vote On Blocking EPA From Addressing Climate Change | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will allow a vote on legislation to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for t...

EPA Fracking Study On Drilling Pollution Near End

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has almost finished drilling two monitoring wells to test for pollution in a central W...

U.S. Grappling With Bedbugs, Misusing Dangerous Pesticides

AP | MATT LEINGANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenaci...

Air Pollution Price Tag--Our Health or Their Wealth

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

EPA prepares move against those who pollute at our expense Too often in the last two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has gnawed bi...

BP Texas City Victims Fight To Overturn 2005 Settelment

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

David Leining, a BP worker based in the oil giant's Texas City refinery, was in a construction trailer discussing safety issues of all things when he ...