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New Report by Top Senators Details Financial Ties Between Fossil Fuel Industry and Clean Power Plan Opponents

On September 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments in a major challenge to the Clean Power Plan, West Virginia v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — an enormously high-stakes legal battle,...Show More Summary

What’s at Stake: The ‘Clean Power’ Plan and what will be left of our Constitution if the EPA’s plan survives

After Congress turned down President Obama’s request to enact a law regulating power plants’ greenhouse-gas emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency turned to the states—not with a request, but with instructions to carry out the president’s energy policy. The EPA’s “Clean … Continue reading ?

Oaxaca turtle beaches get feds’ surveillance

Environmental authorities say they have protected 382,869 marine turtles’ nests on beaches in Oaxaca this season, and recovered more than 14,700 eggs either left exposed in the sand or found FULL STORY The post Oaxaca turtle beaches get feds’ surveillance appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Clean Power Plan oral hearings begin today

Background On Aug. 3, 2015, President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Gina McCarthy announced the final version of America's Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) builds on the Clean Air Act by placing the first ever limits on carbon pollution. Show More Summary

Single-Stream Materials Recovery Facilities Can Recover Flexible Packaging, RSS Study Says

Flexible packaging, such as pet food bags and snack pouches, offers several environmental benefits: it uses less energy and materials than other packaging options and reduces waste by protecting products and minimizing food spoilage....Show More Summary

New study finds Earth heading for catastrophic 5-degree-Celsius warming

Scientists say the Earth is warming up fast, and policy makers have been urged to keep that warming to an increase of 2 degrees Celsius. But a new study suggests that may not be possible. Environmental Protection Agency Director of the...Show More Summary

Farmers and ranchers get their privacy back

Privacy was the winner in a Court of Appeals case a few days ago in the 8th U.S. Circuit with a unanimous ruling against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A three-judge panel ruled against EPA’s practice of collecting private...Show More Summary

No Debate: Trump Picks a Perfect Transition Man for the E.P.A.

A longtime defender of fossil fuels and critic of regulations limiting greenhouse gases appears to be Trump's pick to handle the transition at the Environmental Protection Agency should he prevail.

Meet the Guy Donald Trump Would Put in Charge of Protecting the Environment

If Donald Trump should win the White House in November, the man who would oversee his administration's leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency has made a career as a climate change denier. It's the clearest sign yet that when...Show More Summary

Why One Scientist Went Public With Her Sexual Harassment Story

In the past few years, sexual harassment in the sciences has become an increasingly visible problem. Disturbing allegations about the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, and the former head of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have all made headlines. Show More Summary

EPA waives clean gasoline rules after Alabama pipeline spill

The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted the federal requirement for cleaner-burning gasoline in 11 states and the District of Columbia in response to a pipeline rupture in Alabama last week … Click to Continue »

EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Doesn’t Cause Cancer

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer. The chemical has been under intense international scrutiny.

Environmentally Conscious Efforts from Fortune 500 Companies

Unfortunately, protecting the environment often falls way down the list when companies are out to make money. This trend is beginning to change however as stricter government regulations try to cut down on pollution, and public relations try to match the growing concern for companies going green. Show More Summary

Water not up to EPA standards brings pork sausage recall

Catawissa, PA-based Bunge’s Meats Thursday recalled an undetermined amount of pork sausage products that were produced with water that did not meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) drinking water standards, according to the U.S. Show More Summary

One Year Later, Here's What's Going On With Volkswagen's Diesel Cheating Crisis

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On September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced hat using an illegal “defeat device,” Volkswagen’s diesel engines were emitting far more pollution than is legally allowable under federal and state regulations. A year later, few things are resolved. Here’s what owners of these cheating cars need to know. Read more...

EPA says glyphosate, key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, likely not carcinogenic

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said its current position on glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is that the chemical is not likely carcinogenic to humans.

Is It Time to Retool Regulation for Clean Air, Clean Energy?

Prominent among them is the growing permeation of environmental issues into energy policy and energy issues into environmental policy. On the one hand, for example, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been characterized as trying to dictate state and national energy policy in recent rulemakings. Show More Summary

EPA waives summer-grade gasoline requirements for Atlanta, Nashville areas

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency waived certain requirements for gasoline in the Atlanta and Nashville areas Wednesday after a disruption on Colonial Pipeline in Alabama.

Lake Tahoe protection and Sacramento flood control in Senate bill

California’s Salton Sea and state-straddling Lake Tahoe would receive funding for environmental restoration under a bill set for Senate approval Thursday. More controversial water-related efforts remain stuck in Capitol Hill … Click to Continue »

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