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EPA Goes After Texas

AP | JEFF CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DALLAS — The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it is taking the unprecedented step of directly issuing air permits to indu...

EPA Takes On Texas And Big Polluters In Unprecedented Move

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration announced landmark plans Thursday to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Unites States. A press release from the U...

Is the Bloomberg Regime Unraveling?

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

As he prepares for a possible 2012 presidential run, the Bloomberg regime in New York City may be unraveling at the end of 2010. So far his endless su...

The $500 Million Superfund Cleanup

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

QUESTA, N.M. — The operators of a molybdenum mine in northern New Mexico say there were no surprises in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a...

GOP Rep.-Elect Bill Flores: House Republicans Want To Get EPA To 'Shut Down On These Bunny Trails'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post misquoted Congressman Flores. The title and his comments have since been updated. House Republicans haven't...

Washington Lobbyists and Prophets of Doom

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

Over and over, doomsayers have claimed the Clean Air Act is about to kill the economy. But remember, Texas, when you make claims like that in court, you have to prove them.

Obama's Regulatory Enforcement Shows That Government Can Play a Positive Role

Matt Madia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Madia

Everyone benefits when regulations work properly. So despite the attacks from powerful special interests, the Obama administration must soldier on. The alternative is much worse

Probable Carcinogen Found In Drinking Water In 31 Cities

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An environmental group that analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across the United States, including Bethesda and Washington, found that most cont...

Never Retreat

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Unlike its Republican critics, the EPA looks at both sides of the ledger and usually finds that the monetary value of its regulations' benefits far exceeds the costs.

Time to Keep Fighting, Mr. President

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

This week, the EPA asked for a one-year delay on new rules for air pollution and announced they want to wait six months before setting new standards for ozone smog. Has someone discovered a way to travel back in time to the Bush administration?

Village Green: EPA Honors 5 Exemplars of Smart Growth

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield


EPA Rates Volt and Leaf: What's Your Choice?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

No more guessing. We now officially know enough about these cars of the future to say we love or hate them. What cars? What else. Those small, uncomfortable, high-mileage vehicles.

Clean Air: Just What the Dr. Ordered

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pete Altman

Public health and medical organizations are urging Congress to support the experts at the US Environmental Protection Agency who are working to update...

Happy 40th Anniversary EPA!

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

While much has been accomplished in the EPA's forty year history, there is still much more work to be done. It is paramount that the EPA be allowed to continue to do its job.

On Your 40th Anniversary, Thank You EPA

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Some day, in the hopefully near future, we'll build industries that don't trade job opportunities for pollution. Today, though, the EPA continues to face strong opposition from those chained to a dirty energy economy.

5 Reasons Why EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gasses Is Good for Labor

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

American labor unions have been heavily involved in green job discussions. But few have raised their voices in support of the regulation of greenhouse gasses. Here are five reasons they should.

The New Congress and the Environmental Sustainability Agenda

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

As the Republicans prepare to take over the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011, there is little question that the effort to restore momentum to U.S...

EPA: Three Letters to Be Thankful for

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The Environmental Protection Agency celebrates its 40th anniversary next week, but I think it's worth taking a moment this week to be thankful for what the EPA has accomplished during four decades.

The Test

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The environmental tests ahead will not be easy for President Obama, but he can pass with flying colors if he chooses to do the right thing.

Amanda Terkel

New GOP Same As The Old GOP: Republicans Embrace Longtime Pet Issues | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans trumpeted their historic election gains as a sign that the American public is ready for change -- clearing the swamp and ren...

Bring it On

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

"Bring it on" should be the Democrats' response to the new House Republican majority's pledge to hold investigatory hearings on the Obama Administration's environmental policies.

Inside The Brutal Business Of Battling Bedbugs

DailyFinance | BRUCE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While New York is officially the most bedbug-ridden city in the country, the nocturnal bloodsuckers have become a problem across the country, as the e...

Amanda Terkel

Tea Partiers Protest Clean Water Rules Meant To Prevent Bladder Cancer | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An attempt by a Kentucky water district to raise rates in order to meet clean water regulations has become political, with a local Tea P...

The Anti-California: Texas Republicans Fight EPA Over Climate Change

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For decades, California has set the pace for the country on air pollution and climate change, adopting ever-higher standards for controlling auto emis...

Congress Should Remember that Voters Want Strong Environmental Safeguards

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

[This post is written by NRDC Action Fund's Peter Lehner, who is the Executive Director of NRDC] As Congress starts filling leadership positions and...