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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-...

Boehner Says His Plan To Sue Obama Is 'Not About Impeachment'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) confirmed Wednesday that he intends to sue the Obama administration over its use of executive actions, which have ...

Environmental Groups Say Obama Administration Watered Down EPA Pollution Rule

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocacy groups have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit accusing the White House of withholding documents the grou...

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Utility Is Phasing Out Some Coal Units, And It Won't Cost That Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

The Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska announced on Thursday that it will retire three coal units in the next two years at its North Omaha plant ...

Kate Sheppard

Republican Former EPA Chiefs Try To Convince Senate GOP That Climate Change Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Four Republican former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency had a message for the Senate on Wednesday on climate chan...

Majority Of Americans Back Obama's Push To Reduce Carbon Emissions: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Two-thirds of Americans back President Barack Obama's push to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. An NBC poll released Wednesday shows tha...

Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

Michael Shank | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Michael Shank

If we want to save our communities from impending natural disasters, save our citizens from poisonous pollutants, and save our economy from energy options that are less than sustainable and renewable, then the choice going forward is clear: Keep it clean.

Global Climate Change Is Worsening Instability And Making It Harder To Keep The Peace

Lach Litwer | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green
Lach Litwer

What is clear is that global climate change is worsening instability and expanding the frequency of events and number of locales in which we count on our military keep the peace.

Can Fuel Economy Targets Survive All the Loopholes?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The loopholes let the companies undercut the rules' strong targets and turn out cars and light trucks that increase pollution. It's akin to a doctor telling you: "Go ahead and smoke, as long as you go on a diet."

Obama 'Absolutely' Wants To Go Off On Climate Change Deniers In Congress

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is standing firm behind climate researchers warning against the continued burning of fossil fuels, saying, "science is science....