HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have been too harsh when it banned BP Plc from lucrative federal contracts as punishment for its 2010 Macondo oil spill, the United Kingdom and prominent business groups said on Tuesday.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry's trade group, is pushing back on a conspiracy theory promoted by right-wing media that the Obama administration is using the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate theShow More Summary
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency owes its existence to people like you. More than four decades ago, the pollution concerns of individuals grew out of local communities and into a nationwide grassroots movement that culminated in the first Earth Day in 1970. Show More Summary
As we headed into the Thanksgiving holiday last week, 41 leading scientists sent a letter to the EPA calling on the agency to protect our forests from the growing sucking sound created by biomass power plants. The scientists urged the...Show More Summary
It’s hard to exercise your 2nd Amendment rights when the government is trying to cut you off from the lead you need to make your bullets. Thanks to Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we can no longer smelt lead from ore in...Show More Summary
Could we be seeing Joel and Ellie on the big screen soon? IGN reports that Sony has registered the domain names TheLastofUs-movie.com and TheLastofUsmovie.net on November 25 via the online brand protection agency MarkMonitor. You can...Show More Summary
The European Space Agency has successfully launched its mission to study how Earth’s magnetic field protects us against cosmic radiation onboard a Russian rocket. And then, the awesome thing above happened: the payload divided into three in a cool manoeuvre worthy of a (good) Ridley Scott sci-fi movie. More »
Officials in cities across the nation say they were caught off guard by a recent ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency that fire hydrants must meet new stricter lead-content rules for plumbing fixtures. Officials say that means that hydrants and hydrant parts they have already bought can't be installed after Jan. Show More Summary
A group of 100 Mexican nationals illegally crossed into the United States and attacked U.S. Border Patrol Agents with rocks and bottles, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP). The violent group was allowedShow More Summary
Government calculations of total US methane emissions may underestimate the true values by 50 percent, a new study finds. The results cast doubt on a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision to downscale its emissions estimat...
By Daniella Silva, NBC News A towboat filled with thousands of gallons of diesel fuel struck a submerged object and sank on the Mississippi River on Monday. The Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency and local emergency crews responded, shutting down an eight-mile stret …
Some may have been shocked that the Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing renewable fuel volumes for 2014, but the decision was pretty rational. The agency's softer position may also signal that the United States has reached peak ethanol.
Despite a good year so far, proposed cuts by the Environmental Protection Agency could devastate America's ethanol industry.
The Environmental Protection Agency may have proposed to reduce the overall amount of biodiesel blendstocks required to be blended into the nation's fuel supply for next year, but I don't think that justifies a drop of more than 20% for shares of Renewable Energy Group.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced cuts to a federal mandate dictating how much ethanol must be blended into gasoline. The mandate--under the Renewable Fuel Standard--would have been scheduled to reach 18.15 billion gallons in 2014, up from 16.55 billion gallons this year. Show More Summary
One of the country's largest payday lenders will pay a $5 million fine and $14 million in restitution to borrowers. The post Consumer Protection Agency Scores First Victory Against Payday Lenders appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency that protects workers' rights to organize and demand better conditions, will announce a decision today to prosecute Walmart for violating workers' rights by firing, disciplining,...Show More Summary
Images from: National Resources Defense Council blog Guest essay by Taylor Smith Last week I attended an Environmental Protection Agency “Public Listening Session” held here in Chicago. I had only been to one other such hearing in the past as … Continue reading ?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took its first enforcement action against a pay day lender, ordering Cash America International Inc. to issue up to $14 million in refunds to consumers and to pay a $5 million fine for destroying records...
Last Friday, over 230 citizens voiced their concerns at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Chicago about proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. I was one of them. Although I'd muchShow More Summary