As one of the most highly-qualified nominees to lead the Environmental Protection Agency in its history, McCarthy has won plaudits from Republicans like Senator James Inhofe and energy titans like American Electric Power.
Senate Republicans last week blocked committee votes on President Obama's picks to lead the Department of Labor and the Environmental Protection Agency, infuriating Democrats who have long complained about the GOP's obstructionism. Yet...Show More Summary
Conservative states, business groups, fossil fuel companies, and politicians who deny the science of climate change are petitioning the Supreme Court to reverse Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on greenhouse gases and to weaken the Clean Air Act. This would involve the Court either limiting or reversing its own 2007 decision, Massachusetts v. EPA, which [...]
promoted by Rosi Late last week there was a US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee committee meeting scheduled to vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. But Republicans decided they wanted to throw a wrench in the works, and refused to show up. Show More Summary
Last week, Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee thought of a way to derail, at least temporarily, Gina McCarthy's nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency: they wouldn't show up for her confirmation vote. Today, that changed. The origina …
"I wanted to be the first to find a Golden Ticket, Daddy!" When the daughter of the head of Mexico's consumer protection agency, Andrea Benitez Gonzalez, couldn't snag a coveted table at Maximo Bistro, she flipped out and had official inspectors close the restaurant. Show More Summary
Canada currently has no plans to ask its pandemic flu vaccine manufacturers to make trial batches of vaccine to protect against the new H7N9 bird flu, senior officials of the Public Health Agency of Canada have revealed.While the U.S. Show More Summary
Testing gets underway at England’s bathing waters today to improve water quality and protect England’s £3.6 billion seaside tourist economy. As the official 2013 bathing season begins, the Environment Agency is asking local authorities, homeowners and farmers to do more to improve bathing waters across the country. Last year’s results showed that 93$ of England’s [...]
So, in light of the Benghazi cover-up, IRS targeting conservative groups, and the DOJ covertly probing the Associated Press, we have the Environmental Protection Agency showing favoritism to liberal and green groups. From Leslie Shedd,...Show More Summary
New antibiotic treatment recommended for all recurrent cases of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infection The Department of Health (DH) and Health Protection Agency (HPA) (Public Health England) have issued new best practice guidance...Show More Summary
The partisan pattern established by the IRS scandal--conservative groups being singled out for mistreatment--seems to have a corollary at the Environmental Protection Agency. Green groups had FOIA fees routinely waived by the agency while those from conservative groups did not. Show More Summary
As superstorm Sandy barreled toward the tri-state area, two of the nation's largest transportation agencies worked to safeguard their systems, moving buses and rail cars to areas they thought would be protected.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been "routinely" waiving freedom of information fees for environmentalist groups while routinely denying fee waiver requests filed by think tanks that frequently criticizes the EPA. The Washington...Show More Summary
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has routinely charged conservative and watchdog groups fees that the agency has waived for the mainstream media and "green" groups, according to a new report. According to the Washington Examiner,...Show More Summary
The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee was going to hold a confirmation hearing last week for Gina McCarthy, President Obama's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. That didn't happen when Senate Republicans boycotted the hearing, insisting McCarthy ha …
Washington (CNN) - The top Democrat on the committee considering President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency indicated late Friday she may attempt to break an impasse over the nomination this week. Republicans prevented a Thursday vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy, the assistant administrator of the agency, by boycotting a […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Senate Environment Committee on Friday rescheduled a vote on President Barack's Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, and urged Republicans to stop stalling the nomination.
At Gina McCarthy's congressional confirmation hearing in early April, questions about transparency at the Environmental Protection Agency, which she'd been tapped to run, weighed heavy. Both the Society of Environmental Journalists and...Show More Summary
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the Atlanta Beltline yet another grant to help further clean-up efforts along the city's 22-mile loop of parks. The $600,000 federal award - funded by EPA's Brownfields Assessment, Revolving...Show More Summary
All eight Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee refused to show up Thursday for a vote on President Obama's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, stalling the confirmation process and raising the possibility that the GOP will hold up the nomination indefinitely. Show More Summary