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Environmental Protection Agency

A Cleaner, Safer Future Is Ours

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 07.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

The skyline is dominated by smokestacks and maquiladoras. This is the tell-tale sign of a border community: bad air quality, high levels of poverty and a local population suffering from health disparities.

Faith Leaders Testify In Support Of EPA's Clean Power Plan

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) More than two dozen faith leaders rallied at public hearings hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency to testify in support of t...

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...

Stakeholders Clash Over EPA's Clean-Air Rules

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT and RAY HENRY | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant ...

Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.

Largest Coal-Fired Plant In Western U.S. Set To Close By 2044

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a pr...

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

Robert Levy | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

Not In My Backyard: U.S. Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

Associated Press | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted en...

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

Let American Ingenuity Lead the Way on Climate Change -- Again!

Margo T. Oge | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Margo T. Oge

On Monday June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a regulation that would cut carbon pollution from power plants up to 30 percent by 2030. Within hours, House Speaker John Boehner delivered his response.

EPA Office Of Water Tweets About Kim Kardashian

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency Office Of Water's Twitter feed went a bit off-message on Monday night. Normally, the site talks about the U.S. ...

It's Unacceptable That My Kids Have to Breathe Air Every Day That's Equivalent to Smoking a Half-Pack of Cigarettes

Cherise Udell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Cherise Udell

As a mother, I instinctively felt air this dirty could only be harmful to my two young daughters. I had the sensation I was locking my two daughters in a windowless room full of chain smokers.

Meet The Real Masterminds Behind The EPA's Bold Climate Change Plan

The New York Times | CORAL DAVENPORT | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administrat...

Lynne Peeples

Potent New Weedkiller Raises Fears About Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

In his public plea for the Environmental Protection Agency to reject registration of a potent new weedkiller, Christopher Lish of Olema, California, r...

States Argue Stricter Beach Contamination Warning Standards Are Unnecessary

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green

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

GOP Senator Fights Against Clean Water Rule

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) continued his fight against the Environmental Protection Agency this week, urging his colleagues to block a proposed rule ...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Science Advisers Call For Stronger Smog Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Environmental Protection Agency science advisers have recommended the agency strengthen ozone pollution standards in order to protect ...

Kate Sheppard

She's As Good As A GOP Senator Gets On The Environment. Is That Good Enough?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the course of her career, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has stood apart from most of her GOP colleagues on the issue of the environm...

How The EPA Clean Power Rule Could Help Communities Of Color

Manuel Pastor | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
Manuel Pastor

While the Black Chamber's opposition may be sincere, it also provides big business advocates with a bit of diversity cover -- striking since people of color actually stand the most to gain from the short-term public health benefits of the rule.

Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Industrial polluters are using the same scare tactic they trot out every time the government proposes stricter emission controls: exaggerate the cost, overstate job losses, and completely ignore the benefits.

Ad Links Iraq To Domestic Gas Prices, Advocates For Preserving Renewable Fuel Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The liberal group Americans United For Change released a new television ad Thursday tying the fight over domestic renewable fuel sta...

Proof That Weird Sh*t Happens At The EPA

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

There must be something in the water. And, unfortunately, the government agency tasked with keeping it clean appears to be one of the worst affected. ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Rallies Support For The 'Generational Project' Of Dealing With Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the one-year anniversary of launching his climate action plan, President Barack Obama derided congressional opponents of cutting gree...

How to Win a Tap Water Taste Contest

Daniel Moss | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Daniel Moss

With improved source protection, consumer confidence in tap water is likely to rise -- and could spell trouble for the bottled water boom.

Sabrina Siddiqui

The Senate Is Fighting Over The Keystone XL Pipeline. Again.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is engaged in a fruitless battle over a pair of ill-fated energy bills. Again. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-...