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Pope Francis: To Address ‘Grave Environmental Crisis,’ Build Social Justice

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams “In effect, there is a clear link between the protection of nature and the building of a just and equitable social order.”

Dieselgate Scandal: What Options Does Volkswagen Have To Get Out Of This Mess?

Volkswagen's (VW) concession of corporate malfeasance in circumventing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing in the US has sent the global automotive industry into a tail spin. While it helps to understand where they were coming from, we cannot assign intent to their actions; what’s more important is the strategy they [...]

EPA Gives $30,000 of Our Money to Leftist Unitarian Church

The arrogance of our lefty rulers is almost as conspicuous as their hostility to the core population: The Environmental Protection Agency has given $30,000 to a Unitarian church that preaches

EPA withdraws registration for Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Wednesday it had revoked the registration of Dow Chemical Co's new herbicide Enlist Duo due to its effect on non-target plants.

EPA expected to nudge higher biofuels mandates: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is widely expected to increase requirements for biofuels use through 2016 due to higher total fuel demand, when it publishes a final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule in the coming days, sources said.

Congress Seeks to Strip Protections from Gray Wolves and Other Endangered Species

(David Boutin/Shutterstock) Written by Marjorie Mulhall, Legislative Counsel for Earthjustice who works to defend and strengthen the Endangered Species Act. The current U.S. Congress is a minefield for all of our core environmental protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act. Show More Summary

Gas Company Pays Back US $500,000 for Mines Clean-Up on Navajo Land - EPA

The El Paso Natural Gas Company is reimbursing the US government more than half a million dollars for the cost of cleaning 19 closed uranium mines on land owned by the native American Navajo Nation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a news release.

Ronald Reagan’s EPA chief mocks Republicans for ignoring climate science for political gain

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The man considered the father figure of environmental protection in the US has attacked Republicans for “going through all the stages of denial” over climate change, accusing leading presidential contenders Donald Trump and Marco Rubio of ignoring science for political gain. William Ruckelshaus,...

NSSF Hails Passage of Priority Legislation with Safeguard for Traditional Ammunition

NSSF is hailing final Congressional passage of legislation that precludes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from asserting Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) The post NSSF Hails Passage of Priority Legislation with Safeguard for Traditional Ammunition appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Volkswagen Dieselgate Emissions Scandal - 3.0 Litre V6 Diesel Targeted

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US has widened its net over the Volkswagen ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal by announcing further scrutiny of the carmaker’s 3.0 litre V6 turbo-diesel engine. Initially, the VW Group’s EA189...Show More Summary

Volkswagen Beats EPA Buzzer, Details Fix to US Officials

On Friday, Volkswagen of America detailed its plan to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting diesels in the United States to officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the government body announced in a statement late Friday. Show More Summary

75,000 more cars with Volkswagen V6 TDI said to have emissions testing defeat device

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Volkswagen Group has admitted that another 75,000 cars sold in the US with the company’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine have been fitted with emissions software that the Environmental Protection Agency deems to be illegal. At the beginning of November, the EPA issued its second notice of violation against the Volkswagen Group, claiming that 2014, […]

EU Gives Monsanto Mixed Message on Roundup's Cancer-Causing Potential

Research shows that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup, can damage DNA, disrupt development and cause morbidity, even at normal levels of use. Last week, while we waited for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...Show More Summary

Volkswagen's Emissions Scandal Is Getting Even Bigger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought. Show More Summary

EPA: Volkswagen Admits 3.0-Liter V6 Diesels Violated Emissions Laws Too

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal grew ever worse today as the Environmental Protection Agency announced the automaker has admitted its 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines were also in violation of clean air laws, something it initially denied. Read more...

Emissions-Cheating “Defeat Devices” Found In Additional VW, Audi, Porsche Vehicles

The emission-scandal plot continues to thicken for Volkswagen and U.S. regulators. Nearly a month after the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board accused the carmaker of including “defeat devices” in an additional...Show More Summary

VW and Audi admit all diesels sold since 2009 had cheating software

The Volkswagen Group has effectively admitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that not one diesel model it sold in the U.S. since 2009 complies with emissions laws. Volkswagen and Audi officials told the EPA that all 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines sold in the U.S. Show More Summary

CTS Asheville update: One acre is not enough

From our friends at the P.O.W.E.R. Action Group: Through November 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take public comments on the Proposed Plan for Interim Remedial Action at the CTS of Asheville Superfund Site. You can easily submit your letter through a comment form on the Mountain True website. Show More Summary

More Volkswagen, Audi Vehicles Included in EPA’s 3-liter Diesel Notice of Violation

During a meeting Thursday between the Environmental Protection Agency, Volkswagen and Audi, officials from the automakers told the regulator an emissions program for 3-liter turbodiesel engines is also used on 2009 through 2016 model year vehicles, the EPA said in a statement today. Show More Summary

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