The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced they will not be finalizing the the 2014 applicable percentage of standards under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year. They also announced that the compliance deadline for 2013 RFS standards will also take place in 2015. Show More Summary
In the United States, Republicans are continuing their campaign to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job. Their latest effort includes accusing the EPA of "secrecy" because the agency refuses to disclose citizens' private health information. Read more...
Environmental groups are pledging to intensify their push on the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft in the wake of a new report showing no improvement in fuel efficiency from U.S. domestic airlines. The post The Next Climate Policy Fight Could Be All About Airplane Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Here is some stuff in the news today...House Republicans have passed legislation that forbids scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency on their own research: "In what might be the most ridiculous aspect of the whole...Show More Summary
By a vote of 229-191, the House has just passed a GOP-sponsored bill to ensure that a more "balanced panel of experts" will advise the Environmental Protection Agency. But critics say it will reduce the participation of independent scientists in favor of those with financial ties to industry. Read more...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is just weeks away from proposing a new ozone standard that the NAM estimates couldRead the Rest...
The Environmental Protection Agency has paid eight employees more than $1 million to stay home on paid leave, four of them for at least a year and two who are in their fourth year collecting full salaries and benefits while not working. Collectively, the employees were paid not to work for 20,926 hours from January […]
The US National Pork Producers Council has filed comments with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed ‘Waters of the US’ rule' requesting it be withdrawn. Currently, the agencies' jurisdiction – based on several U.S. Supreme Court decisions – includes 'navigable' waters...
Want to do something big for the environment when it comes to nonrenewable (aka “dirty”) power? You have about 10 days left to comment on the nation’s Clean Power Plan, as presented by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year. Show More Summary
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon take action to ensure compliance with the forthcoming 0.10 percent fuel sulphur limits in the North American and U.
Congressional Republicans want to make fighting the Environmental Protection Agency's climate regulations and President Obama's greenhouse gas reduction targets a centerpiece of their agenda over next two years -- now that they have wrested control of the Senate as well as House. But how will the politics of that look 10 years from now? Several commentators […]
The US Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation have filed comments with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed ‘Waters of the US’ rule' requesting it be withdrawn. The proposed rule, dated April 21, 2014, was developed by the E...
Trillions of dollars in ozone compliance and economic stagnation costs, for fabricated benefits Guest essay by Paul Driessen Looming Environmental Protection Agency ozone regulations personify the Obama administration’s secrecy, collusion,...Show More Summary
The hand-wringing and soul-searching that has gone on at the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed reduction in the amount of ethanol to be blended in the gasoline in 2014 is emblematic of a policy based on optimistic projections divorced from reality. read more
A week after their electoral victories in the 2014 midterms, Senate Republicans have already set their sights on one of their all-time favorite targets: the Environmental Protection Agency. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky,...Show More Summary
Lead by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. agriculture lobby has relentlessly pushed back against new Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules for improving U.S. water quality. Through their "ditch the rule" campaign...Show More Summary
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and several other agricultural sent a letter to President Obama last week asking him to intervene with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its proposed cuts in the 2014 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Kia and Hyundai have been fined $100 million for their claims on the fuel economy ratings of their vehicles. The claims were unfounded, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Justice concluded the same in their investigation. The New York Times reported the two companies, both based in South Korea, […]
As head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy is pursuing a number of hot-button initiatives regarding climate change, clean water and other anti-pollution measures. In this interview, McCarthy, a former assistant...Show More Summary
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and USDA are hosting two public listening sessions this month for stakeholders to provide input to assist the Pollinator Health Task Force in development of a federal strategy to protect honey bees and other pollinators. T The Task Force is asking for input on the types of activities that could be part of the strategy,... Read More