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INFOGRAPHIC: The dangerous untold story of e-waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that over 60 million tons of electronic waste is dumped in landfills every year. In Agbogbloshie, Ghana one of the world's largest e-waste burial grounds houses thousands of tons of electronics. Show More Summary

The Effects Of The Clean Power Plan

Originally published on EIA. By Laura Martin and Jeffrey Jones The Clean Power Plan (CPP) [1] rule, issued under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing fossil-fired electric power plants. Show More Summary

EPA Deems Filtered Water Safe for Flint Residents

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), conducted tests at about 50 locations in Flint, Michigan, and have indicated that lead levels in filtered water are below what is considered dangerous to human health.

EPA EDSP Victory 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally announced its plan to incorporate results from non-animal methods in its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program as a step towards its stated goal of... The post EPA EDSP Victory 2015 appeared first on PETA.

Clean Power Plan Implementation Decisions Affect CO2 Emissions and Electricity Prices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing fossil-fueled electric power plants, but the ultimate energy-related emissions effect depends to an important extent on how the rule will be implemented by states.

Elizabeth Warren Calls Donald Trump Out For Skipping Taxes

Editor’s Note: While this isn’t explicitly stated below, Trump has mentioned before an intention to all but wipe out the “Department of Environmental” (which is actually named the Environmental Protection Agency) if elected president. Show More Summary

WHY IS EPA REFUSING TO LET THE MEDIA INTERVIEW A SUPERFUND OFFICIAL? America’s most dangerous enviro…

WHY IS EPA REFUSING TO LET THE MEDIA INTERVIEW A SUPERFUND OFFICIAL? America’s most dangerous environmental pollution sites are being cleaned up by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program at a cost of $1 billion annually. One might think that removing these threats to the public health is something the agency would be happy to […]

Obama to sign toxic chemical rules; 1st overhaul in 40 years

Lawmakers from both parties planned to join Obama on Wednesday for the ceremony, along with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, environmental advocates and industry groups that backed the legislation. In addition...Show More Summary

Environmentalists are taking 2.64 million dead bees to Washington DC

There's growing evidence that pesticides are killing off bees, but so far the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hasn't done much about it. Friends of the Earth joined with beekeepers, farmers, and other organizations to speak up for the bees. Show More Summary

EPA warns Flint, Michigan of long-term threats to water supply

(Reuters) - The city of Flint faces multiple long-term threats to its water supply, even though short-term progress has been made in reducing lead contamination in the drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned the city and the state of Michigan.

Why Volkswagen’s emissions scandal could happen again

In a repeat of the events that preceded Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is once again dramatically slashing smog-forming emissions in U.S. vehicles, beginning with 2017 models,Show More Summary

Historic Chemical Regulation Law Sets the Stage for a Safer Future

A landmark bill that was just passed by Congress now gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the power to regulate thousands of potentially toxic chemicals, many of them found in every day household products. The measure, called The Frank R. Show More Summary

Energy Efficiency Makes Clean Power Plan Goals Very Achievable

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized state-specific limits on greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. States can get most, if not all, of the emission savings they need by reducing the amount of electricity they are currently wasting.

Keeping an Important Methane Research Question in Proper Perspective

An organization in North Carolina this week asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to examine questions about the accuracy of measurements from a device used in two of the large and growing list of studies published in recent years quantifying the enormous amounts of methane released into the atmosphere by the U.S. oil and gas industry each year.

HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LACERATES EPA, INTERIOR: Rep. Rob Bishop is chairman of the House Committee…

HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LACERATES EPA, INTERIOR: Rep. Rob Bishop is chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. The Utah Republican is a long-time critic of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior. But what he told the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s Ethan Barton about the deception of the two […]

"Supreme Court’s Stay of Clean Power Plan Fails an Economic Test"

Joshua Linn, Dallas Burtraw and Kristen McCormack: On February 9, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a surprising decision to halt implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan until the resolution of the rule’s legal challenges. The court did not explain its action, but one of the central arguments...

Alaska groups sue over inaction on Fairbanks air pollution

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three Alaska groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force a decision on cleaning up chronic air pollution in Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest community. Sites within the borough had the highest episodes of fine particulate pollution in the nation, according to data compiled by the EPA. The EPA is […]

Volkswagen Employees Say Manager Told Them to Destroy ‘Defeat Device’ Evidence

As the Environmental Protection Agency readied charges against Volkswagen, the automaker’s employees were told to remove evidence related to the diesel emissions scandal, German media reports claim. The New York Times says several Volkswagen...Show More Summary

#Biofuel Supporters Rally for Higher Blends at Hearing

Over 120 biofuels advocates spoke out today at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) field hearing on proposed 2017 targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and several high profile supporters spoke at a Fuels America press conference. Show More Summary

HERE’S A CLASSIC CASE OF BUREAUCRATS COVERING UP FOR EACH OTHER: When an Environmental Protection Ag…

HERE’S A CLASSIC CASE OF BUREAUCRATS COVERING UP FOR EACH OTHER: When an Environmental Protection Agency work-crew accidentally unleashed a three-million gallon flood of dangerous waste from Colorado’s Gold King Mine in August 2015, it turned the Animus River yellow for nearly a week. That river provides drinking water for millions of people in three […]

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