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Protecting those most vulnerable to chemical exposures: How will the EPA decide who gets protected under the new TSCA?

The newly passed Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect those most vulnerable to chemical exposures. Exactly who it will protect and how the EPA will interpret this requirement remains to be seen.

Lead Crisis Could Make East Chicago The Next Flint

Roughly a month ago, the Environmental Protection Agency blanketed yards in the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago with signs warning children not to play in the dirt. [ more › ]

EPA Integrating Cap-And-Trade Revenue In California Low-Income Neighborhood Bikeshares

It is no secret that the health of the air affects everyone. Presently, California’s plan for zero emissions and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are integrating cap-and-trade revenue to help stop air pollution in specific clean transportation programs. Show More Summary

Turkish Tanks Cross Syria Border As Part Of Anti-ISIS Operation

Turkish tanks crossed the border into northern Syria Wednesday as part of "operations to clear ISIS terrorists "from the city of Jarabulus and to protect Turkey from the Islamic State and Kurds, Anadolu News Agency reported. [Video]Show More Summary

Agreement Strengthens EPA’s Ability to Protect Clean Water

In a big step forward for clean water, a coalition of environmental groups succeeded in forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter standards for the management of industrial waste.

Erin Brockovitch, EWG Weigh In on North Carolina Coal Ash Debate

North Carolina's coal ash debate just got louder. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Environmental Working Group want the Environmental Protection Agency to get busy and set better rules regarding hexavalent chromium in drinking water, a chemical that is found in coal ash ponds like the ones Duke Energy maintains in North Carolina.

Inspector General Confirms EPA Broke Law, Failed to Study Environmental Impact of Ethanol

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general, the Obama Administration has failed to live up to its legal obligation to study the environmental impact of blending ethanol with gasoline. Those findings, the...Show More Summary

Harley-Davidson is officially a clear air outlaw

Harley-Davidson has agreed to pay $12 million in fines to the Environmental Protection Agency for evading clean air laws.

Abortion Biz Marie Stopes Stops Doing Some Abortions Because It Can’t Protect Women’s Health

A British government agency is prohibiting one of the country’s largest abortion chains from doing some abortions after discovering serious safety concerns at its facilities. The Guardian reports the abortion chain Marie Stopes International...Show More Summary

Harley-Davidson Fined By The EPA For Violating Emissions Standards

Harley-Davidson has been fined a staggering $12 million by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating emission standards. The legendary motorcycle company settled to an agreement on Thursday whereby it will not only pay the $12 million civil penalty, but also an additional $3 million on an unrelated environmental project. Show More Summary

Harley-Davidson Super-Tuned Itself out of $15 Million

The most American of motorcycle manufacturers has agreed to pay a $15 million settlement after the Environmental Protection Agency accused it of selling illegal aftermarket tuning kits. The company’s “Screamin’ Eagle” super tuners, sold since 2008, cause motorcycles to emit excessive amounts of air pollution, the EPA claims. Show More Summary

Bayer Reviewing Options in Belt® Insecticide Decision

Earlier this month, an appeals board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) upheld the agency’s decision to cancel registration for Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide, marketed in the U.S. as Belt®, while still existing stocks to be sold by retailers or used by growers, but Bayer is continuing to evaluate its options going forward. Show More Summary

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

When we think of the war against Islamic State terrorists, the Defense Department, the State Department and the intelligence agencies come to mind. We should add the Smithsonian Institution to the list. The Smithsonian, better known for museums ringing the Mall, is one of a half-dozen agencies cited in a Government Accountability Office report on […]

EPA has not completed required review of biofuel mandate: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not complied with federal requirements to study the effects of the nation's biofuel use mandate, an agency watchdog said on Thursday.

Harley-Davidson Has to Stop Selling a Pollution-Causing Device and Pay $15 Million  

On Thursday the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced that famed motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine after selling illegal after-market devices, called super tuners, that increased vehicles’ emissions. Show More Summary

Merkel: Germany Needs More Human Resources to Provide Security Amid Terrorism

Germany needs more officers and personnel in security agencies to protect the country amid the prevailing terrorist threat, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.

What Exactly Are the NSA Hackers Trying to Accomplish?

It’s old news by now that all of our most secret data is vulnerable, no matter how hard we try to protect it. If you’re surprised that the Russian government was apparently able to steal code developed by the National Security Agency,...Show More Summary

Monsanto Just Made a Massive Mistake

A couple of weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it had gotten an "unusually high number of reports of crop damage that appear related to misuse of herbicides containing the active ingredient dicamba." Complaints of drooping and often dead crops appeared in no fewer than 10 states, the EPA reports. Show More Summary

Navajo Nation Goes To War With EPA, Files Negligence Lawsuit Over Toxic Animas River Spill

Last August, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to let 3 million gallons of hazardous waste water from the decades-long abandoned Gold...

Seniors balk and Social Security backs off text messaging requirement

It’s good to keep up with the times, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) found itself too far in front of many people it serves. Seeking to enhance online protections, the agency required “my Social Security” account holders to use a password sent to them via text message. That was a problem for some older […]

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