As one of the most highly-qualified nominees to lead the Environmental Protection Agency in its history, McCarthy has won plaudits from Republicans like Senator James Inhofe and energy titans like American Electric Power.
At Gina McCarthy's congressional confirmation hearing in early April, questions about transparency at the Environmental Protection Agency, which she'd been tapped to run, weighed heavy. Both the Society of Environmental Journalists and...Show More Summary
Ilya Shapiro Some of the biggest Environmental Protection Agency abuses of property rights (see last term’s Sackett case and this term’s Koontz case ) stem from expansive interpretations of the Clean Water Act. The EPA imposes huge costs...Show More Summary
OMB’s annual report to Congress on the benefits and costs of all major rules adopted by most federal agencies over the past 10 years shows the Environmental Protection Agency comes out on top.
Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently got in a rather public spat with the U.S. Department of State over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project. Apart from the irregularity of one Cabinet agency...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including … Continue reading ?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still exerting a permit power that chicken growers contend it doesn’t have, so a federal judge said he won’t dismiss a lawsuit by a West Virginia farmer the agency had accused of polluting the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
An environmentalist lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of nearly 400 pesticides has been dismissed, but could be resurrected. This podcast is sponsored by Western Innovators, the latest ebook from Capital Press: http://bit.ly/WesternInnovators2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released a draft Protective Action Guideline that sets standards and makes recommendations for the response to a large release of radioactive material into the environment.
Monday, April 22, is Earth Day. Begun in 1970, it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. It is the global platform for the Big Lie that carbon dioxide (CO2) is causing the Earth to warm and the basis of the environmental [...]
(National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency) “Abandoned automobiles and other debris clutter an acid water and oil filled five acre pond. It was cleaned up under EPA supervision to prevent possible contamination...Show More Summary
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Sources and Sinks. The InventoryRead the Rest...
The new senior Agricultural Counselor to the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator held a conference call Tuesday to discuss her background and her role as an advisor at EPA on ways environmental policy may impact growers and the greater agriculture community. … Continue reading ?
Here’s the latest standards and compliance news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes eight items. California’s Environmental Protection Agency has added Bisphenol A (BPA) to its official list of toxic chemicals subject to the rules of Proposition 65. Under Prop. 65, companies must warn the public if chemicals on the list are [...]
Last October the Environmental Protection Agency closed five of its libraries, including the headquarters library in Washington DC, and limited public access at four others. EPA said the closures were part of an ongoing restructuring and that public demand for EPA records would be increasingly satisfied online. Public interest groups and librarians warned that valuable [...]Show More Summary
In what may be a harbinger of new rigor in Congressional oversight, four Democratic members of Congress told the Environmental Protection Agency to cease and desist (pdf) from closing public document libraries and dispersing or destroying their contents unless and until EPA obtains specific approval from Congress. Public interest groups including the Union of Concerned [...]Show More Summary
Journalists and the GOP called for more transparency at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, as Gina McCarthy, the Obama administration's pick to succeed Lisa Jackson as head of the agency, entered congressional confirmation hearings. Show More Summary
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking environmentalists to return confidential data about feedlots, dairies and other operations, but a cattle industry group says the request is "too little, too late." Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or your favorite RSS reader.
After deliberating for a period of time approaching a decade, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new draft Protective Action Manual that includes Protective Action Guides (PAG) for people responsible for responding to radioactive material releases that might come from one of the following sources: a fire in a major facility such [...]Show More Summary
History of U.S. Ethanol Policy In 1978 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a gasohol waiver that set the maximum legal limit of ethanol in motor gasoline at 10 percent denatured anhydrous ethanol. 27 yearsShow More Summary