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EPA Losses Shed Light on Supreme Court’s Blocking of Carbon Rule

Recent Supreme Court rulings against the Environmental Protection Agency may provide some understanding of the justices’ rare move Tuesday to temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s carbon emissions initiative while it is litigated in the courts.

Obama’s Climate Legacy Is in the Supreme Court’s Hands

The Supreme Court has turned up the heat on President Barack Obama’s landmark plan to curb climate change. In a decision legal analysts are calling extraordinary, five justices temporarily halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s...Show More Summary

EPA Under Fire as GOP Focuses on Probe of Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

The Washington Examiner reported: Senate Republicans on Friday said they started a probe into the Environmental Protection Agency’s culpability in the Flint, Mich., water crisis. The probe was initiated Thursday night in a letter sent by Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas and senior members of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Sens. David Vitter […]

Fatal Flaws In EPA's Latest Voluntary Methane Program Highlight Need For Concrete Rules

The Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program unveiled last week by the United States Environmental Protection Agency is a perfect example of what can go wrong when the agency tries too hard to entice an unwilling industry to engage. read more

Two Officials Involved in the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Won’t Appear Before Congress

A researcher with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a former city manager have decided not to appear before Congress. Photo by The National Guard

Michigan GOP Governor Takes Blame for Flint Water Crisis, but the EPA Knew It, Too

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knew of the water problems back in April 2014, where lead was leaking into the water supply of the city of Flint, Michigan, but did not go public about it. Yet Democrats blame the governor, Rick Snyder, for the problems.

Infrastructure Is Essential to the Clean Power Plan

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of the Clean Power Plan. It sets ambitious but achievable goals to reduce carbon emissions from energy generators by 2030. An important aspect is that states have the ability to create their own plan to meet emission targets. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Embraces the Proud GOP Tradition of Bashing the Department of Education

On Monday, Republican front-runner Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that, if elected president, he would cut funds to the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency: Education policy … should be returned...Show More Summary

EPA’s lobbying on “Waters of the United States”: no big deal?

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

My local paper, the Frederick News-Post, ran an editorial on Monday that 1) saw nothing especially wrong in the Environmental Protection Agency’s illegally expending tax money to stir up pressure on Congress to support a wider interpretation...Show More Summary

The Clean Power Plan and Early Investments in Clean Energy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, and stakeholders have been getting and asking questions about the role of early clean energy investments, made in the past and before the start of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in 2022. read more

EPA Violated Rules in Pushing Propaganda on Water Rule

So much for an impartial executive agency that is held accountable: As the Environmental Protection Agency was attempting to conjure support for a controversial water rule pushed by President Obama, they violated federal law by using “covert propaganda” from their use of social media accounts, according to the New York Times.

GAO Says EPA Violated Law with WOTUS

In a legal opinion released on Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “violated publicity or propaganda and anti-lobbying provisions contained in appropriations acts with...Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Joe Donnelly

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Joe Donnelly. The Hoosier Democrat is an outspoken critic of the Environmental Protection Agency’s WOTUS rule. In this week’s interview, Donnelly suggests legislative action may still be possible to thwart the agency’s new regulations. Show More Summary

#Ag Industry Reacts to @EPA #RFS Final Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the much anticipated final volumetric rules today under the Renewable Fuels Standard for 2014, 2015 and 2016. While the RVOs (renewable volume obligations) were an improvement over the...Show More Summary

BASF Features Armezon PRO at #NAFB15

BASF Ag Products just recently received regisgtration for Armezon® PRO herbicide, which offers long-lasting residual control of emerged grass and broadleaf weeds. The BASF product has received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: EPA Administrator Must Sit For Depo | Death Challenge Fails

Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, must sit for a deposition in an energy company's federal suit in West Virginia. The Ninth Circuit rules against a challenge to California's death penalty system. Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Wants EPA Micromanagement Stopped

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and a coalition of agricultural and builder groups have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) micromanagement of local land use and development decisions. Show More Summary

STATES, CITIES UNITE TO DEFEND CLEAN POWER PLAN

States Join Forces In Defense Of Clean Power Plan 4 November 2015 (North American Windpower) “…[A] coalition of 25 states, cities and counties has filed a motion to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan against legal challenge…The motion to intervene in the U.S. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: TEN BIG WAYS WIND IS THE WAY

Top 10 ways wind energy is a reliable and affordable Clean Power Plan solution Tom Vinson, October 23, 2015 (Into The Wind) With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishing the final Clean Power Plan (CPP) in the Federal...Show More Summary

EPA Blamed for Catastrophic Toxic Spill into the Colorado River

No duh, but it’s official: The EPA screwed up and is to blame for the toxic spill: Federal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for dumping 3 million gallons of wastewater from a Colorado gold mine into the Animas and San Juan Rivers in August. According to investigators from the Interior Department, EPA officials could […]

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