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Gina McCarthy Confirmed!

Dominique Browning | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Dominique Browning

Tens of thousands of Moms Clean Air Force members like you sent messages to your senators urging them to confirm President Obama's nominee to lead the...

Back to the 1990s: A Way Forward on the Environment

Jason Grumet | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Jason Grumet

With the renaming of the EPA's Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters for former President Bill Clinton today, the two titans of late 20th century politics have finally taken their places along America's Main Street.

FDA Sets New Limits On Arsenic In Apple Juice

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids' favor...

Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Tuesday was a great day for clean water. We saw more than 100 activists turn out at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to support stron...

Power Plants Kill Fish! OK, What Can We Do?

Kyle Rabin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Kyle Rabin

There are many reasons to take interest in this important environmental regulatory and enforcement issue. But what can we do about this ecological harm besides letting our local, state and federal officials know that we are concerned about the needless destruction?

Two Major Lawsuits Filed Against ExxonMobil for Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

As the Mayflower lawsuits proceed and the Keystone XL northern half decision approaches, Mayflower can serve as a teachable moment as it applies to Keystone XL. Or it can serve as just yet another lesson not learned. Class begins now.

White House Has Coal Industry On The Defensive

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

COLSTRIP, Mont. — After several years of taking a beating from the poor economy, new pollution rules and a flood of cheap natural gas, the coal ...

U.S. Action on Climate Change: Yes, We... Might?

Karl-Heinz Florenz | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Karl-Heinz Florenz

It is time the Washington caught up with Europe! This is certainly not about cocking a snook at anybody -- it is just very rewarding to see that, finally, European leadership has paid off. Finally, the U.S. is "back in the game."

Fracking, Fracking and More Fracking

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Are we going to continue to pollute the planet with dirty fossil fuels, or are we going to once and for all support a sustainable energy future and embrace energy efficiency and renewable energy?

Supreme Court To Review Pollution Rule

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a federal regulation intended to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy ...

Seeking a Permanent Solution to Keep Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes

Roger Germann | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

If Asian carp enter the basin, they have the potential to devastate native fish species and alter our aquatic ecosystem, creating a ripple effect that could touch everyone who depends on this delicate web of life for water, food, and livelihoods.

WATCH: EPA Finds Secret Man Caves At Warehouse

Posted 06.11.2013 | Weird News

The Environmental Protection Agency has cleaned up a lot of messes, but this one is like no other. A 70,000-square-foot warehouse operated by EPA c...

Government Works To Reduce Big Waste

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans throw away more than a third of the food they buy – that's almost $400 a year per person, or more than an average month'...

The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Wasn't an Accident

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Why isn't the American public calling for the arrest, conviction, and imprisonment of Donald Adair, the owner of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, where an explosion on April 17 killed 14 people?

EPA Rules: Show Me the Money

Michael Green | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Michael Green

How successful are EPA rules? The report found that for every dollar we spend on environmental and health protections, we get back ten dollars in health, environmental, and economic benefits that add up to make all of our lives richer.

Enabling Greed Makes U.S. Sick

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

All too often, instead of acting as a brake on runaway corporate power and greed, government becomes their enabler, undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe.

10 Surprising Senators Who Voted Against Clean Water This Week

Steve Fleischli | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Some members of Congress consistently vote against clean water, and many others are reliable champions. The senators profiled below were the biggest surprises in their vote to block protections for our nation's waterways.

Lucia Graves

Senator Questions Sexism In GOP Boycott Of Obama Nominee | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) questioned the Republican Party's commitment to women after Senate Republicans boycotted a vote for Gina McCarthy, the p...

Ten Years After Ousting US Navy, Vieques Confronts Contamination

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The island of Vieques in Puerto Rico recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of a struggle that ended 60 years of U.S. Navy test bombing there. Yet the legacy of Navy devastation is sobering, and Viequenses remain dispossessed of their lands.

Our Very Own West, Texas

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

On April 25 -- Thursday evening -- American icon and humble hero George W. Bush took one small step for man, one slip-and-fall for humanity as he reen...

Senate Republicans Boycott Vote On Obama Pick

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans boycotted Thursday a scheduled committee vote on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protect...

One Million Comments From Pipeline Opponents Show Momentum Building Against Keystone XL

Gene Karpinski | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

. The sheer number of comments is one of the clearest signs yet that momentum is building nationwide against this pipeline. It's easy to see why: The American people know that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk and no reward.

Jason Linkins

The Nightmare That Led To The Texas Plant Explosion | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama attended both the opening of President George W. Bush's presidential library and the memorial service for those who ...

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...

Obama's EPA: Cloak and Banner

Jeff Stier | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Jeff Stier

The Obama administration has turned "transparency" from a buzzword to a fuzzword. The latest examples come from the Environmental Protection Agency.