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Corn and Soybean Groups React to EPA Decision

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

A Congressional Bill That Would Force the EPA to Compromise Privacy

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

The Next Climate Policy Fight Could Be All About Airplane Emissions

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.

In the News

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

?House Passes A Bill That Restricts Scientists From Advising The EPA

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Manufacturers support H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is just weeks away from proposing a new ozone standard that the NAM estimates couldRead the Rest...

EPA put eight employees on paid leave for four months to four years

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 […]

Pork council wants ‘waters of the US’ rule withdrawn

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...

Nonrenewable Power Strikes Hardest At “The Least Of Us” (VIDEOS)

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

Fatal Miscalculation

Republicans are making a big mistake if they think that because environmental protection ranks far down on the public's list of priorities, the issue is fair game. Environmental protection has filled a back seat in surveys because most Americans assume it is too elemental not to be implemented, and they thus take it for granted. Show More Summary

USCG, EPA Preparing for ECAs Enforcement

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.

The polls are clear: Younger Republicans support action on climate change

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 […]

US poultry orgs criticise ‘Waters of the US’ rule

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...

EPA’s next regulatory tsunami

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

Cellulosic Ethanol

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

Salivary mucins play active role to fight cavities

Salivary mucins, key components of mucus, actively protect the teeth from the cariogenic bacterium, Streptococcus mutans, according to research published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The research suggests...Show More Summary

ZF Ecolife

The public transit industry faces many challenges including growing competitive pressure, rising fuel prices, and environmental protection. ZF offers the solution with the powerful EcoLife 6-speed automatic transmission.

Republicans in Congress Seek to Crush the Environmental Protection Agency

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

It's a Long Way From Texas to Toledo

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

Get Ready For War On The Environment

It is pretty clear that the key component of the Republican agenda is rolling back many of the good things that have happened in the Obama Administration.  Key among these are environmental protections: Republican lawmakers are planning an all-out assault on Obama’s environmental agenda, including rules on mercury and other air toxics from power plants, [...]

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