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US Supreme Court Halts Obama Administration's Carbon Emissions Plan

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Flint Is Still a Disaster, But Obama Just Proposed a Giant Cut to Water Funding

President Obama has called Flint, Michigan's water crisis "inexplicable and inexcusable." But his administration's proposed 2017 budget, released today, cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's water infrastructure funding by roughly...Show More Summary

The EPA's Crackdown On Race Cars, Explained

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Will a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency really hinder your plans to turn your daily driver into a badass track-only machine? It will, officials from aftermarket trade association SEMA and the EPA itself confirmed to Jalopnik today. Here’s what all of this means. Read more...

Agencies contend Facebook is breaching French privacy laws

The independent privacy watchdog CNIL has given Facebook three months to comply with French data protection laws or risk sanctions. CNIL said late Monday that Facebook collects data about account holders' "political or religious opinions" and "sexual orientation," without informing them.

EPA Emissions Controls Regulation Could Be Disastrous To Racing

Buried in an Environmental Protection Agency document from last summer but just coming to light now, the EPA is proposing to make it illegal to remove emissions controls from road-going cars for the purpose of turning them into race cars. The proposal would also make it illegal for aftermarket companies to sell certain parts for use in race cars...

All The Contradictions And Confusion We Found In The Possible EPA Track Car Ban

9 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If an alarming press release from the aftermarket barons at SEMA is to be believed, our days turning street cars into race-build track cars are numbered, thanks to a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. Naturally, we are skeptical, because despite what SEMA says, it’s not exactly clear yet what’s happening here. Read more...

Is The EPA Trying To Ban The Conversion Of Street Cars Into Race Cars?

12 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

How far would the Environmental Protection Agency go to cut greenhouse emissions on vehicles? According to SEMA, the trade association that represents the automobile aftermarket industry, the EPA is working to ban the conversion of street cars into competition-focused racing vehicles. Read more...

UK lawmakers say proposed spy law fails to protect privacy

LONDON (AP) — U.K. lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing Britain's intelligence agencies say there are not enough privacy safeguards in plans to strengthen the government's powers to spy on the Internet. The draft bill requires telecommunications...Show More Summary

Huge Move By 26 States to Strip Obama’s Power Inside Their Borders

More than half the states have requested relief from an Environmental Protection Agency order requiring them to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent, and for good reason. It’s

EPA Under Fire as GOP Focuses on Probe of Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

The Washington Examiner reported: Senate Republicans on Friday said they started a probe into the Environmental Protection Agency’s culpability in the Flint, Mich., water crisis. The probe was initiated Thursday night in a letter sent by Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas and senior members of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Sens. David Vitter […]

Barriers To Pollution Prevention | Chemical & Engineering News

Barriers To Pollution Prevention | Chemical & Engineering NewsHere's an interesting piece by Cheryl Hogue of C&EN about a study by the Environmental Protection Agency. The study finds that "many industrial facilities aren't acting to...Show More Summary

Delta-owned refinery challenges U.S. policy on bio-fuels program

MINNEAPOLIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A refinery owned by Delta Air Lines is renewing a push to change a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy laid down as part of a national program that requires increased use of biofuels like ethanol.

Bayer rejects EPA request to pull insecticide from U.S. market

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG said on Friday it will fight a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) request to pull one of its insecticides from the marketplace amid concerns that it could harm organisms in streams and ponds.

Fatal Flaws In EPA's Latest Voluntary Methane Program Highlight Need For Concrete Rules

The Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program unveiled last week by the United States Environmental Protection Agency is a perfect example of what can go wrong when the agency tries too hard to entice an unwilling industry to engage. read more

FTC Chief Downplays How Many Students DeVry Allegedly Defrauded

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

One of the nation’s most senior regulators charged with protecting consumers publicly downplayed the alleged harm committed by a giant for-profit college chain her agency sued last week for defrauding students. The Jan. 27 estimate by...Show More Summary

Michigan officials ignored EPA warnings about Flint water toxicity

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Environmental Protection Agency warned of an unfolding toxic water crisis in Flint but was “met with resistance” by Michigan authorities, a fiery congressional hearing into the city’s public health disaster has heard. Expert advice was dismissed, prompting Michigan’s government to issue an...

House panel subpoenas ex-EPA Midwest chief over Flint water crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has subpoenaed the former Midwest chief of the Environmental Protection Agency over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water crisis, Representative Jason Chaffetz said on Wednesday...

Body-Worn Cameras Alone Won’t Bring Transparency to the Border Patrol

In November, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Richard Gil Kerlikowske announced that the agency would expand its body-worn camera deployment in the coming months, using the cameras in “law enforcement operations such as...Show More Summary

Two Officials Involved in the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Won’t Appear Before Congress

A researcher with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a former city manager have decided not to appear before Congress. Photo by The National Guard

New Privacy Agreement Fails to Protect Europeans From US Surveillance

The new agreement between the United States and the European Union to protect privacy rights on transatlantic data transfers fails to protect half a billion Europeans from surveillance by US intelligence agencies, privacy activist Max Schrems warned.

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