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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 ...

Elizabeth Warren To Campaign For Natalie Tennant In West Virginia

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will campaign for current West Virginia Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant (D) in July. W...

Obama Takes A Shot At GOP For Using 'Not A Scientist' Line On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama slammed pundits and members of Congress who refuse to confront climate change in drought-stricken California on Saturday, calli...

Obama's Clean Air Standards: An Economic Bonus?

Hal Harvey | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
Hal Harvey

Bad policy locks in old technology through "grandfather clauses," specifies particular technology approaches, or tries to build customized regulations for every company and situation. This approach creates enormous costs.

Where Climate Change and Geopolitics Collide

Billy Mason | Posted 06.10.2014 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

In a rare moment of enlightenment, Republican John Boehner recently stated "I'm not qualified to debate the science over climate change." In the past,...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Almost Used Ukrainian Model In Coal Mining Ad

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who's looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the November 2014 mid...

GOP's EPA Attacks Discredited

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

As soon as the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new proposal Monday calling for a 30 percent reduction in power plant carbon emissions by 2030...

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Call For 30 Percent Cut To Power Plant Emissions By 2030

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed standards for power plants will call for a 30 percent cut in emissions by 2030, accordi...

Boehner Took Money From Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: The below article was based on a report from The New Republic, which has since posted an update questioning whether the individual who donated...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner: No New Regulations Needed After West Virginia Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that no new regulations are needed after a chemical spill in West Virginia last week le...

EPA Hits The Road To Seek Input On New Rules

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green

(Recasts top paragraphs, adds comment from congressman, American Petroleum Institute) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, ...

The Limit to and Importance of EPA's Newly Proposed Climate Regulation

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Given the urgency of the climate crisis, its global dimension, and the cumulative impact of greenhouse gases remaining in the atmosphere, it is reasonable to wonder if EPA's climate regulation is too little, too late.

New EPA Chief: Climate Controls Will Help Economy

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration's plan to crack dow...

Lucia Graves

Gina McCarthy Grilled On Transparency At EPA Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

EPA Can't Regulate Livestock Farms It Can't Find

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

CHICAGO — The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation's livestoc...

EPA To Review Power Plant Rule

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing part of a controversial rule that sets the first federal standards to reduce toxi...

Fact Check: EPA Regulations Are Not Small Business's Kryptonite

John Arensmeyer | Posted 08.11.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

When it comes to EPA regulations that promote clean and renewable energy, don't believe the hype -- small business owners support 'em.

Small Businesses Want Government to Invest in Clean Energy

John Arensmeyer | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Entrepreneurs support EPA standards and believe they're conducive to job creation and economic growth -- in other words, they don't view regulation as the bee in their small business bonnet.

EPA To Reduce New Power Plants' Carbon Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignor...

100 Groups Petition EPA For New Regulations

| Posted 03.15.2012 | Green

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Tia Ghose: A group of 100 environmental organizations has petitioned the Environmental...

EPA Approves Montana Water Pollution Plan

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Montana's plan to phase in strict limits on water pollution from municip...

Republican Nonsense on Regulation

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The GOP's attack on regulation is part of a larger attempt to discredit the idea that government can play a positive role in people's lives. That attack is itself based on a fantasy -- that in the absence of government, human action would yield generally optimal outcomes for society as a whole.

EPA Proposing Eased Boiler Rule, Claims Health Benefits Unchanged

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — Facing criticism from industry and lawmakers, the Obama administration on Friday proposed easing rules aimed at reducing toxic air ...

EPA Releases Plan To Regulate Ship Ballast Water To Fight Invasive Species

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed stricter requirements Wednesday for cleaning ballast water that keeps ships ...

WATCH: 'There Is No Choice Between A Clean Environment And A Healthy Economy'

Posted 12.24.2011 | Green

Last Friday, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson appeared on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," discussing her work and the Obama administration's environm...