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Environmental Regulations

Lynne Peeples

EPA Delays Greenhouse Gas Regulations, Raising Concerns Over Climate Change And Public Health | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement yesterday that it will miss a Sept. 30 deadline for issuing new rules on greenhouse gas emissi...

Weak Environmental Regulations Show Little Faith in U.S. Business

Andrew Winston | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Choosing weaker environmental regulations actually makes our country less competitive and shows amazingly little faith in our business community to innovate.

Illinois EPA Moves to Protect Apple River From Massive Sewage Lagoon

Jack Darin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Local residents, Sierra Club, and our allies working to protect a headwater stream in the beautiful Apple River watershed from being converted to a manure storage lagoon have won a major victory.

The Farmers Field Saga: Hide and CEQA

John Mirisch | Posted 11.11.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

But the question at hand is not whether the Farmers Field project is good; the question is much simpler: should we be granting California Environmental Equality Act exceptions or mitigations for individual projects?

Is the Obama Administration putting corporate profits above public health?

Robert Redford | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

One reason I supported President Obama is because he said we must protect clean air, water and lands. But what good is it to say the right thing unless you act on it?

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...

What It Takes to Preserve Environmental Justice in California

Jakada Imani | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Jakada Imani

Critics of the California Environmental Quality Act claim it is inconvenient and expensive to consider the economic and health impacts on residents. They could not be more wrong.

The Chamber's Latest on Regulations: Crazy Costs, Mythical Benefits

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rena Steinzor

The Chamber of Commerce has issued a breathless report on how many jobs we could save if we did away with environmental, land use, and utility regulations.

COGA Drops Lawsuit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The trade group representing oil and natural gas drillers in Colorado announced on Thursday that it was dropping a lawsuit over the state's environmen...

Congress and the Coming Fact-Free Climate Policy Debate

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

EPA is a serious regulator, but its strategy has always been gradualism and accommodation -- probably to a fault. The idea that the EPA's regulatory decisions are made by environmental zealots is absolutely ludicrous.

It's Not Environment vs. Economy: Green Is the Path to Prosperity

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

First, the notion that fossil fuels do not rely on subsidies is absurd. Second, this general notion that green will hurt the economy is simply the easiest defense of doing nothing.

Corporations Using Ballot Inititives To Gut Regulations, Consumer Protections

Los Angeles Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The phenomenon of corporations buying their way onto the California election ballot is fast reaching epidemic proportions. If the multimillion-dollar ...

Failure at Copenhagen Doesn't Mean Businesses Are off the Hook

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Despite the confounded state of international climate policy negotiations, companies will continue to face new mandates to measure, report, and reduce their carbon emissions.

Drugs in Our Drinking Water

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Dodd

The Associated Press is reporting this week that federal regulators under President Obama are taking the first steps toward regulating drugs in the na...

Finally Standards for Coal Ash... Just in Time?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Dr. Bill Chameides is the dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He blogs regu...

Burning Down the House

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

On their way out, the Bush administration's political appointees will definitely vandalize property, beginning with our national parks.