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Texas Grid Regulator Cites Very Little Burden in Complying with EPA's Clean Power Plan

Well, it didn’t take long before the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released, at the request of Texas’ very political Public Utilities Commission, another report about the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rules designed to protect public health. read more

Indiana lawmaker pushing bill to insulate government Nativity scenes from atheist legal ‘threats’

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An Indiana Republican lawmaker is planning to introduce a bill he said would allow government agencies to display Nativity scenes and protect them from litigation by atheists and civil rights groups, WXIN-TV reported. “We are as a nation allowing this to continue,” state Sen. Jim Smith...

USDA’s Annual Report on Pesticide Residues Says Levels Still Safe

While more than half of foods tested for pesticides this year were found to have at least trace amounts of the chemicals, most amounts fell below “tolerance levels” set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to the annual report on pesticides released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency’s annual report, made in... Continue Reading

FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg’s statement on FDA’s blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a science-based regulatory agency that works to protect and promote the public health. In this role, it is our responsibility to regulate the blood supply and to help ensure its continued safety for the patients who receive these life-saving products. Over the past several years, in collaboration with...

2015 Climate Change Forecast

In the 2014 election, big campaign dollars from the fossil fuel sector reaped major benefits. Those who have been itching to cut the Environmental Protection Agency off at the knees now have a majority in both houses.

EPA, USCG Extend Agreement with Royal Caribbean

New technologies allow industry to comply with emission standards, reduce costs   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) authorized

Shooting Non-targets

I spent twenty-five years working for America's Environmental Protection Agency. I found myself in an inferno of corruption -- right in the belly of the government. Corruption came to EPA directly from the industry and through the White House and Congress. Show More Summary

How New York protects police records from public view

As the national conversation about police-community relations intensified in recent months, open-government advocates in New York State escalated their fight against a statute that allows law-enforcement agencies to keep virtually all internal personnel records secret. Show More Summary

New EPA Coal Ash Regulations Are Not Enough To Stop The Next Coal Ash Spill

The Environmental Protection Agency released long-awaited coal ash regulations today, the first rules ever to be imposed on the storage and disposal of the toxic waste left over after burning coal for electricity—the second largest industrial...Show More Summary

Low pesticide residue found in most produce sampled

Of roughly 10,000 samples of mostly produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agricultural departments in 2013, more than 99 percent had pesticide residues below Environmental Protection Agency tolerances.

EPA Issues Final Rule on Coal Ash

On December 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule regulating Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR), better known asRead the Rest...

Feds announce first regulations for toxic coal ash

Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity.

Environmental groups sue EPA over stormwater regulations

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what the groups said was failing to comply with a court order requiring the agency to strengthen regulations preventing pollution from storm water runoff. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the...

U.S. green groups sue EPA over stormwater regulations

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what the groups said was failing to comply with a court order requiring the agency to strengthen regulations preventing pollution from storm water runoff. Show More Summary

Eco-activists fear EPA will announce Friday that it won't regulate coal ash as a hazardous waste

This was what could be found in 70 miles of the Dan River after Duke Energy dumped up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce Friday what it plans to do about regulating and setting a standard for coal ash. Show More Summary

L.A. Looks to Protect Water Sources from San Andreas Earthquake

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered the city's three main water agencies to draft proposals for protecting the Southland's vulnerable aqueducts in the event of a catastrophic earthquake along the San Andreas fault. Los Angeles gets nearly 90 percent of its water from three main aqueducts, according to the Los Angeles Times. Show More Summary

Scott Walker to EPA: Take Your Clean Power Plan and Keep Walking

State legislatures tussle over reach of Environmental Protection Agency on their turf.

Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International...Show More Summary

EPA’s Energy Efficiency Action Week, & New Energy Star Home Advisor

A recent press release from the EPA (the US Environmental Protection Agency) announced the start of the Energy Star Home Advisor. Americans can use this an online tool to improve energy efficiency of their homes — saving money and energy at the same time. Show More Summary

Specialty Crop Growers to Get Better Insurance

Growers of fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops will get some better protection courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This USDA news release says the agency will now provide greater protection from the Noninsured...Show More Summary

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