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Green News Report: February 10, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Bush EPA ...

Time to Applaud the "New" EPA

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

We've got to make sure that the coal industry's considerable money and influence and the false hope of "clean coal" don't sidetrack government action.

Lisa Jackson: Music to My Ears

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

EPA Administrator-designate Lisa Jackson was in the dock before the Senate today and I agree with Barbara Boxer that Jackson's answers to many questions were "music to my ears."

Salvaging the EPA: Can Jackson Do It?

Jeremy Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeremy Jacquot

It is a testament to the Bush administration's incompetence that, over the span of just eight years, it has transformed the EPA, once the gatekeeper of the nation's environmental policies, into a shadow of its former self.

Flaccid Apparatchik: The Stephen Johnson Story

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

grist.orgAnyone interested in understanding not only Bush's environmental legacy but the Bush Era simply must carve out the time to read "Smoke ...

EPA Chief On Religion And Science: "Not A Clear Cut Division"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson willingly endorsed the Bush administration's push to put business interests ahead of his...

Bush's Environmental Chief: There's "Not A Clean-Cut Division" Between Religion And Science

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Philadelphia Inquirer profile of EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson this weekend reveals that the chief steward of our environmental protection is un...

Getting It Right at the EPA

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Wonderful things do happen: The new EPA standards tighten the allowable lead level by a factor of 10 down to 0.15 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air.

Something Is Rotten at the EPA

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The EPA is charged with keeping our communities safe from environmental degradation, something we Latinos know first hand. Sixty-six percent of us live dangerously close to a toxic site.

EPA Chief Won't Explain Climate Choices

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency chief Stephen Johnson has declined to explain before Congress how a conclusion he made last year th...

Bush on the Environment: Wrong, and Proud of it, Until the Very End

Jeremy Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeremy Jacquot

Let's drop any pretenses that Bush may embrace serious climate change legislation. His recognition of the crisis would come years too late, and his actions continue to speak volumes.

White House Cover Up of Global Warming Dangers Must End Now

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

The American people need the head of the EPA to be an independent advocate for their health and their environment. In the end, this is about protecting the public and the planet.

EPA Documents Bombshell: EPA Administrator's global warming warning withheld by White House

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

This revelation comes after President Bush evoked executive privilege to withhold information on his intervention in the lowering of the rural and California smog standards.

President Bush Claims Executive Privilege in EPA Investigation

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Today the President has asserted executive privilege to prevent the Committee from learning why he and his staff overruled EPA.

Stephen Johnson's Tragic Legacy

Jeremy Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeremy Jacquot

I think we can all agree that we need agencies like the EPA to remain fully independent and only be staffed with the most dedicated, qualified individuals. Let's hope the next administration helps return the agency to relevancy.

Bush 'Intervened At The 11th Hour' To Kill Stronger Climate Protections

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson decided to modestly tighten smog standards, a decision directly "overru...

Bush Administration Denies California Waiver To Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Vehicles

LA Times | Richard Simon and Janet Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration Wednesday denied California's bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, dealing a blow to the state's attempt...