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Appeals Court Blocks Obama EPA Water Rule Nationwide

After a federal court blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing new water pollution rules in 13 states, the Obama administration vowed to press forward and enforce the regulation in rest of the country. A federal appeals court on Friday nixed that plan.

Appeals Court Suspends WOTUS Implementation

A new ruling issued today by a federal appeals court places a nationwide stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule, better known as Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). The court agreed with petitioners that the treatment in the rule of tributaries, “adjacent waters,” and waters having a “significant nexus” to navigable waters is at odds with a previous... Read More

Democrats want to Discredit EPA Critics

As the Free Beacon reported, the environmental lobby is trying to discredit their critics: Supporters of a controversial Environmental Protection Agency regulation commissioned Democratic pollsters to plot ways to attack the motives and credibility of the regulation’s critics, documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveal. Show More Summary

New federal pesticide regs set age limit, boost training requirements. Ag Minute for October 5th, 2015

New pesticide regulations announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Labor will bar many children under 18 from working with pesticides and boost training and reporting requirements. Click here for full story.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulation Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2 results in no demonstrable or verifiable mitigation of future climate change—the primary justification for the regulation. Show More Summary

Ag Groups React to EPA Farmworker Standards Update

Ag groups are reacting to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final revisions to the Worker Protection Standard. The American Farm Bureau Federation worries the government is getting away from a science-based approach in guarding against risk. Show More Summary

EPA Updates Farmworker Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released updated farmworker standards to provide health protections under the law similar to those already afforded to workers in other industries. “We depend on farmworkers every day to...Show More Summary

Are There Other VWs out There?

After more than a year of investigation, EPA discovered that Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America deliberately cheated the emissions test of the Environmental Protection Agency. The company circumvented Clean Air Act laws with the use of a software "defeat device." read more

EPA Official Spent $69,000 of Taxpayer Dollars to Fly Home on Weekends

As Fox News reported: An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official flew nearly every weekend from his office in San Francisco to his home in southern California, amassing $69,000 in “excessive trips,” according to the Office of Inspector General (OIG). A new audit found that the former Region 9 Administrator also charged taxpayers nearly $4,000 for […]

Food waste reduction goal set by U.S. officials

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said the government will lead a new partnership with the private sector, faith-based groups and charitable organizations to cut food waste and boost food security, according to a news release from the USDA.

Time to Impeach EPA’s Gina McCarthy?

As Fox News noted: A Republican lawmaker is moving to impeach the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing her of committing perjury and making false statements in testimony to Congress – though the impeachment bid seems unlikely to succeed. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar introduced the resolution seeking the ouster of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. […]

EPA Rules Target Hazardous Waste Management

The EPA yesterday proposed two new hazardous waste rules that the agency says will strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules aims to protect waterways, including drinking...Show More Summary

After Court Defeat, EPA Presses Forward With Water Rule in Some States

The Environmental Protection Agency pressed forward with its new water pollution rules on Friday, saying a court ruling blocking them from going into effect applied only to 13 states that brought the case.

What the EPA Rules Mean for Carbon Capture and Storage

In its final rules for limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency recognized the importance of carbon capture and storage technologies to achieving U.S. carbon reduction goals. read more

EPA’s gross negligence at Gold King

On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by US Environmental Protection Agency officials, used an excavator to dig away tons of rock and debris that were blocking the entrance portal of Colorado’s Gold King Mine, which had been largely abandoned since 1923. Water had been seeping into the mine and out of its […]

EPA’s Clean Power Plant Rules Include Offsets for Poor People

The Free Beacon reported: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon pollution, contains an antipoverty transfer program to help offset the harm it does to the poor, a Wall Street Journal editorial explained. According to WSJ, the EPA has stated that they are concerned about low-income communities and wants […]

Families And The Clean Power Plan

The real reason President Obama is pushing the Clean Power Plan: The air we breathe. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Obama Administration Taking Bold Action Before Paris Climate Summit by Finalizing Clean Power Plan

This week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released the finalized Clean Power Plan. This is the first ever regulation on carbon pollution from America's power plants. Under the Plan, the U.S. will reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. read more

Farm Bureau: EPA Massively Increasing Its Authority

New maps released by Farm Bureau shows the federal government is massively increasing its authority at the cost of American producers. This news release from the group says the Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial Waters of the United States rule takes effect as expected Aug. Show More Summary

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