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5 dead as storm pounds hurricane-stricken Haiti

Five people were killed and one person was missing as torrential rains sparked flooding in Haiti, as the country still reels from devastating Hurricane Matthew, the Civil Protection Agency said Friday. The victims were in Haiti's northwestern Nord-Ouest department, which is particularly vulnerable to storms because of deforestation. Show More Summary

Watchdog: EPA Action To Protect Flint Residents From Lead Was Delayed 7 Months

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The agency had enough information to see the danger and the authority to intervene earlier, the inspector general's report states. "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency."

EPA Should Have Declared Emergency In Flint Much Earlier Than It Did

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? The Environmental Protection Agency should have intervened in the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, long before it did, according to a watchdog report released Thursday. The EPA knew enough in June of last year to declare...Show More Summary

Border patrol to join new project to help track police shootings

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Customs and Border Protection is the largest law enforcement agency in the country.        

Watchdog says EPA delayed Flint emergency order

Inspector General Arthur Elkins says the Flint water crisis should have generated "a greater sense of urgency" at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading ? The post Watchdog says EPA delayed Flint emergency order appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

EPA watchdog says clearer emergency power needed after Flint crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to make its emergency authority clearer to help protect people from contaminated water supplies, the agency's inspector general said on Thursday, in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, lead crisis.

EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review

This might have been a tough week for Monsanto Co. The Environmental Protection Agency was slated to hold four days of public meetings focused on essentially one question: Is glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the...Show More Summary

EPA begins $3-million cleanup at site of Maywood magnesium fire

The Environmental Protection Agency launched a cleanup Monday of the Maywood metal yard that burned down in June, part of a two-month waste removal project at the shuttered property. The EPA warned that clearing out hazardous debris may send noxious odors into nearby neighborhoods, an irritating...

Federal Court Rules EPA Must Consider Job Losses From Its Regs

This afternoon, Judge John Preston Bailey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern  District of West Virginia ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unlawfully ignored its duty under...

Watercooler 10/17/2016 Open Thread: Two outta three ain’t bad!

For Once, Liberty Won: Court Ruling Reins in Unaccountable Financial Regulation Agency. The very first line of today’s court ruling in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) states: “This is a case about executive power and individual liberty.” Today, for once, liberty won in a big way. Show More Summary

Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges Obama to replace SEC chair

last weekNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren urged President Barack Obama on Friday to replace Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, saying she had undermined the agency’s investor protection mission. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who advocates for strong financial regulation, also said...

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The deluge continues. “Republicans who served top roles in President George W. Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) are coming out against Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign. The 12 former...Show More Summary

No criminal charges in EPA-caused Colorado mine waste spill

DENVER (Reuters) - No criminal charges will be filed against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee over a 3-million gallon spill of toxic waste from a defunct Colorado gold mine that fouled waterways across three states, federal authorities said on Wednesday.

KPMGVoice: Why Cyber Attacks Remain A Challenge For U.S.

Here’s an alarming assessment: The U.S. government isn’t very good at protecting federal agencies from cyber attacks.

Courts says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional

A U.S. consumer watchdog agency that helped unravel the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal has an unconstitutional structure because it gives too much power to its director, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The court said the way that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is organized violates...

New Anti-Piracy Unit Takes Over UK Anti-Camming Operations

Those thinking about camming movies in a UK cinema have a fresh adversary to contend with. A new anti-piracy unit called the Film Content Protection Agency has just been launched with a mission to prevent people recording first-run movies. Show More Summary

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau structure ruled unconstitutional

Ruling marks setback, but not a shutdown of the agency created after the financial crisis.        

The Next President Might Be Able to Fire One of Our Most Important Consumer Watchdogs for Any Reason

Thanks to a federal circuit court ruling Tuesday morning, the president will be able to remove the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency charged with curbing abuse in the financial sector, for any reason. And the...Show More Summary

Consumer agency structure ruled unconstitutional

Ruling marks setback, but not a shutdown of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau        

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