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Obama's EPA: Confronting Disappointment

Al Gore | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Instead of relying on science, President Obama appears to have bowed to pressure from polluters who did not want to bear the cost of implementing new restrictions on their harmful pollution. The environment, as well as our economy, will now suffer.

Obama: A No-Go on Ozone

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

In the wake of recent White House decisions, one has to wonder if that jobs pivot also includes a calculated pivot away from the environment?

Corporate Polluters Need Not Worry, Obama's Doing Their Dirty Work

Philip Radford | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

A swift and massive outcry from everyday Americans like you can convince the President to change his mind and choose the health of the people over the bottom line of the nation's polluting industries.

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.

Olbermann Rages At Obama: 'What The Hell Is Going On In The White House?'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.03.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann excoriated President Obama on his Friday show for halting the impending toughening of environmental regulations against smog. The a...

Obama Administration Delays Life-Saving Smog Standards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today the Obama administration made a decision that will endanger the health of tens of thousands of Americans.

Obama Halts EPA Regulation On Smog Standards

AP | JULIE PACE and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — In a dramatic reversal, President Barack Obama on Friday scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening sm...

Some Facilities Won't Have To Comply With New Federal Pollution Rules

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen industrial facilities could escape new federal controls on air pollution and the gases blamed for global warming ...

Defending EPA Against the Coming Right Wing Attack

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The cynical right wing strategy of "starving the beast" by cutting funding could pose a grave threat to this chronically underfunded agency.

Obama White House Not Challenging EPA; AP Gets It Wrong

Grist.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AP has what looks like a blockbuster story today: "White House memo challenges EPA finding on warming." The Obama White House bashing the EPA proc...

Crying Wolf Again: Big Business Gearing Up for a Fight Against Obama's Environmental Program

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Cohen

The auto industry and its allies have been consistently wrong whenever they've warned that tougher standards will destroy car company's profits and kill jobs.

Enviro Group Slams Obama's EPA Pick

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only a few of Obama's cabinet nominations have received any criticism during this transition period; most have been fuss-free. But Lisa Jackson, commi...

Obama's Next Picks: Energy Secretary, Environmental Chief

Washington Post | Al Kamen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team, moving along smartly to fill Cabinet posts, is planning to trot out nominees as early as next week for three jobs much watc...

EPA, Interior Department Face Most Radical Post-Bush Overhaul

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Few federal agencies are expected to undergo as radical a transformation under President-elect Barack Obama as the Environmental Protection Agency and...

Robert F. Kennedy: Environmental Protection Agency Head?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- reportedly under consideration by Barack Obama to head the Environmental Protection...

Sam Stein

Robert Kennedy Jr. On Obama Administration: If Asked I Will Serve

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Expressing deep satisfaction -- almost relief -- with the election of Barack Obama yesterday, Robert Kennedy Jr., the longtime environmental activist ...