Senate Republicans last week blocked committee votes on President Obama's picks to lead the Department of Labor and the Environmental Protection Agency, infuriating Democrats who have long complained about the GOP's obstructionism. Yet...Show More Summary
Conservative states, business groups, fossil fuel companies, and politicians who deny the science of climate change are petitioning the Supreme Court to reverse Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on greenhouse gases and to weaken the Clean Air Act. This would involve the Court either limiting or reversing its own 2007 decision, Massachusetts v. EPA, which [...]
promoted by Rosi Late last week there was a US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee committee meeting scheduled to vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. But Republicans decided they wanted to throw a wrench in the works, and refused to show up. Show More Summary
Last week, Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee thought of a way to derail, at least temporarily, Gina McCarthy's nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency: they wouldn't show up for her confirmation vote. Today, that changed. The origina …
So, in light of the Benghazi cover-up, IRS targeting conservative groups, and the DOJ covertly probing the Associated Press, we have the Environmental Protection Agency showing favoritism to liberal and green groups. From Leslie Shedd,...Show More Summary
The partisan pattern established by the IRS scandal--conservative groups being singled out for mistreatment--seems to have a corollary at the Environmental Protection Agency. Green groups had FOIA fees routinely waived by the agency while those from conservative groups did not. Show More Summary
The Environmental Protection Agency has been "routinely" waiving freedom of information fees for environmentalist groups while routinely denying fee waiver requests filed by think tanks that frequently criticizes the EPA. The Washington...Show More Summary
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has routinely charged conservative and watchdog groups fees that the agency has waived for the mainstream media and "green" groups, according to a new report. According to the Washington Examiner,...Show More Summary
The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee was going to hold a confirmation hearing last week for Gina McCarthy, President Obama's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. That didn't happen when Senate Republicans boycotted the hearing, insisting McCarthy ha …
Washington (CNN) - The top Democrat on the committee considering President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency indicated late Friday she may attempt to break an impasse over the nomination this week. Republicans prevented a Thursday vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy, the assistant administrator of the agency, by boycotting a […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Senate Environment Committee on Friday rescheduled a vote on President Barack's Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, and urged Republicans to stop stalling the nomination.
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
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the Atlanta Beltline yet another grant to help further clean-up efforts along the city's 22-mile loop of parks. The $600,000 federal award - funded by EPA's Brownfields Assessment, Revolving...Show More Summary
All eight Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee refused to show up Thursday for a vote on President Obama's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, stalling the confirmation process and raising the possibility that the GOP will hold up the nomination indefinitely. Show More Summary
This week, in particular, the Republican approach to environmental policy came into sharp focus. GOP senators are blocking President Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, boycotting Gina McCarthy's confirmation hearing and instead holding fundraisers with …
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
A letter from Republican committee members stating their effort to stonewall the nomination of Gina McCarthy, President Obama's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, left Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) "stunned." Scolding their "obstructionist" tactics, Boxer tore into the Republicans for embracing a "pro-polluter fringe philosophy."
The Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee boycotted a Thursday morning meeting in which they were supposed to vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Republicans...Show More Summary
The White House on Thursday ripped Senate Republicans for stalling votes on the confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy. “There has been a historic level of obstructionism, absolutely, from the Senate on this nomination and others,“ press secretary Jay Carney told reporters after all eight GOP members [...]
Republicans blocked a Senate committee vote on Gina McCarthy, President Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.