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EPA clears path to regulate carbon emissions from U.S. aircraft

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday finalized its determination that greenhouse gases from airplanes endangers public health, a decision that requires the agency to regulate emissions from U.S. aircraft.

China sets up South China Sea environment protection fund

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set up a 15 million yuan ($2.25 million) environmental protection fund for the South China Sea having already spent double that in the past four years, the Xinhua state news agency said on Monday.

U.S. to complete key step for regulating aircraft emissions: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters.

Turkish lawmakers approve state of emergency, giving President Erdogan more power after attempted coup

The Turkish parliament approved a three-month state of emergency Thursday that allows the government to suspend some human rights and judicial protections as it hunts for suspects in the country’s military and other agencies with possible ties to last week’s attempted coup. Top officials rushed...

The GOP platform would make America warmer and smoggier

Extract and burn more coal. Open public space and the seas to oil exploration. Turn federal lands and environmental regulation over to the states and convert the federal Environmental Protection Agency into “an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with...

Obama's Landmark Greenhouse Gas And Fuel Economy Standards Are Working - Now Let's Look to the Future

(Tom Toles, Washington Post, Sept 2, 2012) This week the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a very positive report regarding the historic federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards. Show More Summary

Update to Federal and California Environmental Agencies’ Steps to Advance Environmental Justice

Environmental officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (“CalEPA”) have recently taken steps to further incorporate the concept of environmental justice into their rulemaking and enforcement policies.

French Data Protection Authority Accuses Microsoft Of 'Excessive Data Collection' In Windows 10

The French Data Protection agency, CNIL, filed a formal complaint against Microsoft, accusing it of violating French and EU privacy laws due to its "excessive data collection" that's "not necessary for the operation of the services" in Windows 10.

French authorities serve notice to Microsoft for Windows 10 privacy failings

Strict online privacy laws in the EU continue to bedevil American tech companies. Latest to catch flak is Microsoft, over a handful of objections from a French data protection agency.

Social Security Numbers of Entire Danish Population Sent to Chinese Agency

On Wednesday, the Danish Data Protection Agency, reported that the identification numbers of over 5 million Danish citizens were accidentally delivered to a Chinese visa firm. The “CPR” numbers were delivered to the Copenhagen-based Chinese Visa Application Centre.

US, Oil Company Enbridge Reach $177Mln Settlement for 2010 Oil Spills

The Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership to resolve claims stemming from its 2010 oil spills, according to official statement.

Enbridge to pay $62 million fine, $120 million costs for Michigan spill: report

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency will fine Enbridge Inc $62 million for a 2010 oil spill that released crude oil into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, a Michigan TV station reported Wednesday, citing a source.

U.S. to make announcement related to Enbridge spills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency said they would make a "major announcement" related to the 2010 Enbridge oil spills on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

US Regulators Appear to Soften on Fuel Economy Requirements -- But Did They?

Will U.S. regulators step away from the expected fuel economy target of 54.5 mpg for 2025 model-year vehicles, as established in 2012? Several media reports speculated as such after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) released their Draft [...]

GOP Platform Contains Serious Mistake on Banking

One of these things is not like the other. In the generally good section of the GOP’s Platform entitled Regulation: The Quiet Tyranny (p.27-28), there is this paragraph: The Environmental Protection Agency has rewritten laws to advance the Democrats’ climate change agenda. Show More Summary

EPA Updates Standards to Reduce Methane Pollution from Landfills

Recently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized long-overdue revisions to national emission standards and emission guidelines for new and existing municipal solid waste landfills. These standards will reduce harmful airShow More Summary

D.C. Decision, Expected In Fall, Could Reverse CFPB's Actions, Change Structure

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray delivers remarks during a public meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission at the U.S. Treasury on June 29. His agency is awaiting a ruling on a constitutional challenge filed by a New Jersey company.(Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images) A highly anticipated decision [...]

BILL MCGURN: The Case for Donald Trump: The alternative is President Hillary Rodham Clinton. Wh…

BILL MCGURN: The Case for Donald Trump: The alternative is President Hillary Rodham Clinton. When presidents enter office, they bring with them about 6,000 people. From the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and White House assistants down to the lowliest Justice Department lawyer, Mrs. Clinton would fill her government with people who get up […]

Oil Giant Tesoro to Pay $10.4 Million Fine Over Toxic Pollution

by Ansel Herz The settlement requires Tesoro to audit benzene pollution at the company's Anacortes refinery. Crush Creations LLC/Shutterstock AP: The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced...Show More Summary

Clean Power Plan Saves Nearly $40 Billion On Health, Too

Air quality improvements associated with policies such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan go a long way toward mitigating climate change—but do you know that they also directly lower human healthcare costs? About 17,000 people die every year as a result of generating electric power. Show More Summary

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