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Environmental Protection Agency

Corporate Hyperbole

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

A guilty verdict should be rendered against the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) for misleading hyperbole associated with its defense of destructive mountaintop-removal mining.

New Year's Resolution to Declutter Your Closet? Great, Here's How to Do It Responsibly

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Not surprisingly, there are huge spikes in textile disposal in the two weeks following Christmas . I should know. At USAgain, we collected almost two million pounds of discarded clothing.

Recommended Continental Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Hold the Dioxin

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The FDA doesn't recommend avoiding any particular food to limit dioxin exposure other than its generally recommended diet. Of course there's the option of going vegan, the diet found to have the lowest exposure to dioxins.

Poison and the Price We Pay

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week I wrote about a congressional bill (H.R. 97) that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from cleaning up pollutants -- by simply ch...

Who is Standing Against Polluters and For Clean Air?

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pete Altman

Yesterday I noted that several polluter-supported members of Congress are introducing legislation to “throttle” the Environmental Protection Agenc...

We're Blaming the Wrong People for Polluted Tap Water

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Don't blame increased levels of hexavalent chromium in our water supplies on municipal water utilities. Blame it on pollutant-dumping industries and short-sighted elected officials.

Dear Environmental Community: Please Shut Up

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Green technology faces a number of barriers--high capital costs, entrenched incumbents, skepticism, bureaucratic and political roadblocks. But, pleas...

Top 5 to Watch in 2011: Infrastructure Leaders

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Bellwether Members of Congress - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Rep. John Mica (...

Facing The Prospect Of Extinction, Polar Bears Deserve More From Salazar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From the Center for Biological Diversity's Kassie Siegel: The future of the mighty polar bear, the world's largest bear and one of the planet's most ...

EPA Takes On Texas And Big Polluters In Unprecedented Move

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration announced landmark plans Thursday to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Unites States. A press release from the U...

Is the Bloomberg Regime Unraveling?

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

As he prepares for a possible 2012 presidential run, the Bloomberg regime in New York City may be unraveling at the end of 2010. So far his endless su...

GOP Rep.-Elect Bill Flores: House Republicans Want To Get EPA To 'Shut Down On These Bunny Trails'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post misquoted Congressman Flores. The title and his comments have since been updated. House Republicans haven't...

Washington Lobbyists and Prophets of Doom

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

Over and over, doomsayers have claimed the Clean Air Act is about to kill the economy. But remember, Texas, when you make claims like that in court, you have to prove them.

Obama's Regulatory Enforcement Shows That Government Can Play a Positive Role

Matt Madia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Madia

Everyone benefits when regulations work properly. So despite the attacks from powerful special interests, the Obama administration must soldier on. The alternative is much worse

Probable Carcinogen Found In Drinking Water In 31 Cities

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An environmental group that analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across the United States, including Bethesda and Washington, found that most cont...

Never Retreat

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Unlike its Republican critics, the EPA looks at both sides of the ledger and usually finds that the monetary value of its regulations' benefits far exceeds the costs.

Time to Keep Fighting, Mr. President

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

This week, the EPA asked for a one-year delay on new rules for air pollution and announced they want to wait six months before setting new standards for ozone smog. Has someone discovered a way to travel back in time to the Bush administration?

Village Green: EPA Honors 5 Exemplars of Smart Growth

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield


EPA Rates Volt and Leaf: What's Your Choice?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

No more guessing. We now officially know enough about these cars of the future to say we love or hate them. What cars? What else. Those small, uncomfortable, high-mileage vehicles.

Clean Air: Just What the Dr. Ordered

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pete Altman

Public health and medical organizations are urging Congress to support the experts at the US Environmental Protection Agency who are working to update...

Happy 40th Anniversary EPA!

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

While much has been accomplished in the EPA's forty year history, there is still much more work to be done. It is paramount that the EPA be allowed to continue to do its job.

On Your 40th Anniversary, Thank You EPA

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Some day, in the hopefully near future, we'll build industries that don't trade job opportunities for pollution. Today, though, the EPA continues to face strong opposition from those chained to a dirty energy economy.

5 Reasons Why EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gasses Is Good for Labor

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

American labor unions have been heavily involved in green job discussions. But few have raised their voices in support of the regulation of greenhouse gasses. Here are five reasons they should.

The New Congress and the Environmental Sustainability Agenda

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

As the Republicans prepare to take over the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011, there is little question that the effort to restore momentum to U.S...

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.