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Australia's Shark Ecocide, Over

Last week, Western Australia's (WA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected the cruel shark cull. The EPA found a "high degree of scientific uncertainty" surrounding the impact of baited drumlines on the endangered Great White...Show More Summary

Peabody Energy: Buy While There Is Blood In The Streets

By Efficient Alpha: Regulatory changes by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and continued weakness in both metallurgical and thermal coal prices have driven shares of U.S. coal producers to lows not seen in a decade. PeabodyShow More Summary

Don't Think of a Clean River

It's mystifying, but the debate over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to 60 percent of the nation's rivers and streams has centered mostly on ditches. That played out last week in Congress, when the House passed a bill, H.R. Show More Summary

Natural gas contaminated drinking water in Texas, study says

Natural gas production near homes in a Texas subdivision contaminated residents’ well water, according to a study published Monday. The discovery was made in a community where the Environmental Protection Agency halted its own investigation two years ago.

EPA Takes Real Steps Toward Curbing Smog Pollution - Now We Need Your Voice

The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that we've been doing it wrong for years; our air is not as clean or as safe as we once supposed. The agency's smog pollution policy assessment, released in late August, found that current...Show More Summary

Coal Lobbyist Spanked By Federal Judge In Motion To Dismiss

Jeff Holmstead, perhaps the nation's prime example of a revolving door lobbyist, was dismissed by a federal judge as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Ameren Missouri, a coal burning...Show More Summary

Congress vs. EPA’s Clean Water Act

I’m trying to understand what’s going on with the bill the House passed on Tuesday to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing what it proposed to do last April: define its ability to protect bodies of water in the United States against agricultural pollution. Specifically, the EPA proposes that under the Clean Water […]

Water Fight: House Republicans Take On EPA

If a ditch fills with rainwater – and nobody’s around to see it – can it still be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency?

Farm Foundation to Discuss WOTUS

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes public comment on their proposed “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS regulations, Farm Foundation is offering a forum on the issue. Next Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 9 am-11 am at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Farm Foundation hosts a free forum on how... Read More

Policy Points: On Carbon and Water, Policymakers Should Listen to Small Business

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues proposals for new regulations, lobby groups that say they represent business interests screech and holler. They say that regulations hurt business and kill jobs. But what do actual business owners say?

Explaining Iowa's Credit for Early Action under the Clean Power Plan

Iowa’s target under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan would reduce carbon pollution by 16% by 2030. Iowa would reduce emissions from existing power plants from 1,552 to 1,301 lbs/MWh (the amount of carbon emitted per each unit of power produced). read more

Climate Change Is The American Public’s Number One Health Threat Says EPA

Yesterday, the head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, made a bold claim. She claimed that climate change is one of the United States’ most serious public health threats. McCarthy made this statement during a speech to local energy and environmental leaders at an annual conference according to National Public Radio. Show More Summary

The Climate Post: EPA Considering Lower Ozone Standard, Methane Strategy

In its Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards report--released Friday--the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests revising the health-based national ambient air quality standard...Show More Summary

A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 4 Sep 2014

US. Our Environmental Protection Agency is now “accepting public comments on whether or not to require fracking companies to disclose the toxic chemicals they use.” Hard to believe, isn’t it, that they are not required to list each and...Show More Summary

Challenges to EPA's Proposed Carbon Rules: What If They Succeed?

The Clean Power Plan proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency in June is the centerpiece of the Obama Administration's efforts to fight climate change. Coal-fired power plants are by far the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions...Show More Summary

Heartland's Jay Lehr calls EPA "Fraudulent," Despite Defrauding EPA and Going to Jail

Crossposted from PolluterWatch blog on Jay Lehr. If you're John Stossel and you want to host a segment to rail against the US Environmental Protection Agency, who ought you call? It turns out, a man who was convicted and sentenced to...Show More Summary

Pesticide risk assessments seen as biased

In the October issue of BioScience, a group of ecotoxicologists argue that the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) current practices for evaluating pesticide safety are inadequate and likely to result in decisions biased toward industry interests. read more

John Stossel on Free-Market Environmentalism

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become a monster that does more harm than good. But most people say, "What else we got?" They assume greedy capitalists will run amok and destroy the Earth unless stopped by regulation. Yet,...Show More Summary

Lowering coal-fired power plant emissions may have saved 1,700 lives in 1 year

After scoring a Supreme Court victory this spring, the Environmental Protection Agency can move forward with its strategy to cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants in several states — and new research suggests the impact could be lifesaving. Show More Summary

Testimony on Limiting Carbon Pollution Drawn from Rural People and Stories

By Brian Depew on September 3, 2014 - 4:07am I traveled to Denver in late July to testify at a public hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon pollution rule. The rule will rein in carbon pollution and curb climate change. Show More Summary

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