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EPA Takes First Step To Regulate Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

(Updates with quote from EPA finding) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week began with all sorts of madness. College hoops' March Madness began on Thursday, and if I had a bracket it would no doubt already be busted. Weather madness broke out on Friday, the first day of spring, with a snowstorm on the East Coast. More serious meteorological madness descended as Senator Mitch McConnell launched a national effort to thwart new EPA regulations on coal-fired carbon emissions. This comes as new data showed that the rate of melting on Antarctica's East Ice could lead to a world sea-level rise of at least 11 feet and that -- spring snowstorms aside -- 2014 was the warmest year on record. On Friday, HuffPost's Sam Stein interviewed President Obama, who, when asked about managing stress, said he takes "the long view." It's a perspective we'll need -- combined with short-term political urgency -- if we're going to tackle climate change. To do otherwise is true madness.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Head Confident That States Will Follow New Carbon Emissions Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that she believes most states will ultimately comply with her ag...

Paul Ryan Says 'Climate Change Occurs No Matter What'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

While Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) believes the Earth's climate is changing, he doesn't think mankind should do anything about it. "Climate change occur...

Government Has an Essential Role in Oil Refinery Safety and the Environment

Robert Levy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Robert Levy

Refiners are still in the mode of resisting new government regulatory initiatives and are not acknowledging that reducing pollution is not only good for the environment, but also has an economic return.

States Argue Stricter Beach Contamination Warning Standards Are Unnecessary

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan to lower thresholds for warning the public about contaminated beach water is drawing protests from state ...

Elizabeth Warren To Campaign For Natalie Tennant In West Virginia

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will campaign for current West Virginia Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant (D) in July. W...

Obama Takes A Shot At GOP For Using 'Not A Scientist' Line On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama slammed pundits and members of Congress who refuse to confront climate change in drought-stricken California on Saturday, calli...

Obama's Clean Air Standards: An Economic Bonus?

Hal Harvey | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Hal Harvey

Bad policy locks in old technology through "grandfather clauses," specifies particular technology approaches, or tries to build customized regulations for every company and situation. This approach creates enormous costs.

Where Climate Change and Geopolitics Collide

Billy Mason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

In a rare moment of enlightenment, Republican John Boehner recently stated "I'm not qualified to debate the science over climate change." In the past,...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Almost Used Ukrainian Model In Coal Mining Ad

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who's looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the November 2014 mid...

GOP's EPA Attacks Discredited

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

As soon as the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new proposal Monday calling for a 30 percent reduction in power plant carbon emissions by 2030...

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Call For 30 Percent Cut To Power Plant Emissions By 2030 | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed standards for power plants will call for a 30 percent cut in emissions by 2030, accordi...

Boehner Took Money From Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: The below article was based on a report from The New Republic, which has since posted an update questioning whether the individual who donated...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner: No New Regulations Needed After West Virginia Spill | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that no new regulations are needed after a chemical spill in West Virginia last week le...

EPA Hits The Road To Seek Input On New Rules

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green

(Recasts top paragraphs, adds comment from congressman, American Petroleum Institute) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, ...

The Limit to and Importance of EPA's Newly Proposed Climate Regulation

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Given the urgency of the climate crisis, its global dimension, and the cumulative impact of greenhouse gases remaining in the atmosphere, it is reasonable to wonder if EPA's climate regulation is too little, too late.

New EPA Chief: Climate Controls Will Help Economy

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration's plan to crack dow...

Lucia Graves

Gina McCarthy Grilled On Transparency At EPA Confirmation Hearing | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.11.2013 | Green

Transparency was a major issue on Thursday at the Senate confirmation hearing for Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama’s choice to run the Environm...

EPA Can't Regulate Livestock Farms It Can't Find

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

CHICAGO — The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation's livestoc...

EPA To Review Power Plant Rule

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing part of a controversial rule that sets the first federal standards to reduce toxi...

Fact Check: EPA Regulations Are Not Small Business's Kryptonite

John Arensmeyer | Posted 08.11.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

When it comes to EPA regulations that promote clean and renewable energy, don't believe the hype -- small business owners support 'em.

Small Businesses Want Government to Invest in Clean Energy

John Arensmeyer | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Entrepreneurs support EPA standards and believe they're conducive to job creation and economic growth -- in other words, they don't view regulation as the bee in their small business bonnet.

EPA To Reduce New Power Plants' Carbon Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignor...

100 Groups Petition EPA For New Regulations

| Posted 03.15.2012 | Green

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Tia Ghose: A group of 100 environmental organizations has petitioned the Environmental...