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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Employment Impacts of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Abstract Estimates made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the likely employment effects of a proposed rule (the Clean Power Plan or CPP) mandating reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants are likely incomplete.

"Greens" fighting Pebble mine are helping Rio Tinto, Anglo-American and BHP Billiton

On February 28, 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a preemptive veto of the Pebble project, citing its authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. That action was initiated even though the developers had not yet filed a permit request read more

Ag Lobby Paints Itself Into a Conservation Corner

There's a growing public fight brewing over industrial agriculture's water pollution. The most prominent scuffle is the Environmental Protection Agency's highly contentious Waters of the US rule. At the local level much of the heat is centered on the recent lawsuit filed by the Des Moines' Water Works over fertilizer derived nitrate run-off. Show More Summary

Why Is The New York Times Providing A Platform For Industry Groups To Baselessly Attack The EPA?

The New York Times devoted a front page article on May 19 to advancing baseless industry allegations that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) illegally lobbied on behalf of clean water protections. Buried deep within the article...Show More Summary

An EPA-Abiding Showerhead to Upgrade Your Morning Wash

5 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The goal: Find a twist-on showerhead that instantly upgrades the morning wash while complying with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new efficiency standard of two gallons per minute. Experts, including architects and showroom managers, steered us from spalike (but typically wasteful) rain-can models and multi-spray settings (they jack up the price... More »

The Worst Media Myths About EPA's Move To Cut Woodstove Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is updating its air pollution safeguards for new wood-burning stoves and heaters, with the initial pollution reductions taking effect on May 15. Conservative media have frequently fear-mongered and...Show More Summary

The Climate Post: Organizations Develop Tools to Help States Comply With EPA's Clean Power Plan

The same week Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) introduced a new bill pushing back on implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, organizations released tools to help states and regulators...Show More Summary

Greening-Resistant GMO Oranges Come One Step Closer To Market. Here's Why You Should Care.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it has given major Florida citrus grower Southern Gardens approval for large-scale field testing of citrus trees that have been genetically engineered to resist citrus greening,...Show More Summary

EPA’s draconian new plan: Is a 1% Cut in CO2 emissions worth $50 billion and 15,000 jobs annually?

Guest essay by Steven Capozzola, CAP Media The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to finalize its Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 30% from 2005 levels over the next 15 years. Looking at some of the best-case scenarios for CO2 reductions, the plan could potentially cut roughly…

The EPA: Protecting Us from . . . Nail Salons

(Steven Hayward) Good to know that the EPA is finally getting around to looking into the massive environmental threat posed by... nail salons.  From the National Journal: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will...Show More Summary

Fracking may affect air quality and human health

People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according to scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Cincinnati. read more

EPA to Address Health Concerns for Nail-Salon Employees

The Environmental Protection Agency will investigate how to address public-health concerns at nail salons, according to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy. The news comes a week after the New York Times ran an explosive story detailing the dangerous and exploitative conditions of many nail salons in New York.The EPA already does work... More »

Feds approve wider testing of spinach defenses against citrus greening disease

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved an Experimental Use Permit under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

EPA Awards 10th Grader for Work on Marine Oil Spills

Oregon 10th grader Sahil Veeramoney received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10 President’s Environmental Youth Award for his development

EPA Employee Reportedly Watched Porn in Office on Take Your Kids to Work Day

In May 2014, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform revealed in a hearing that an Environmental Protection Agency employee who made $120,000 per year had been observed watching pornography at work—and had admitted that he watched two to six hours of pornography at work every day—but hadn't yet been fired. Show More Summary

It's Smog Season in Central Ohio

The American Lung Association wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the allowable ozone level to 60 parts per billion. That standard has been hotly debated during the past year, as the U.S. EPA has said it plans to reduce allowable ozone in the air to 65 or 70...

Sixth Season of Hudson River Dredging Begins

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced the start of the sixth, and final, season of dredging of PCB-contaminated sediments

The Climate Post: States Challenge Clean Power Plan, Report Finds Health Benefits

Attorneys for two-energy producing states spoke on the legal implications of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan--which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030--at a Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee this week. Show More Summary

EPA Releases First Nationwide Guidelines On Safe Algae Toxin Levels In Drinking Water

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first nationwide guidelines Wednesday for determining when algal toxins have reached dangerous levels in public water systems and do-not-drink warnings...Show More Summary

US Navy Settles Environmental Violations

A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Navy will help reduce potentially harmful discharges of ozone-depleting substances and ensure

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