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Agency that approved Tappan Zee loan is probed

A New York oversight board is investigating the agency that approved a $511 million loan for a new Tappan Zee Bridge, which was rejected almost entirely by the U.S. Environmental Protection... To view the full story, click the title link.

CFPB Proposes Rule To Oversee Automakers’ Financial Units, Stop Discriminatory Lending

The lending arms for national car dealers, such as Ford and Toyota, may soon have to answer to federal regulators. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule that would give the agency oversight of automakers’ financing units in a step to prevent discrimination and other harmful practices. Under the proposed rule [PDF] the Bureau would extend … [More]

US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief

The US military is building a new cyber defense corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said Tuesday. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the […]

Consumer Finance Agency Seeks to Broaden Oversight Over Auto Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to extend its authority to include 38 non-bank auto lenders that provided financing to 6.8 million consumers last year.

EPA recognizes Raley’s

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership awarded Raley’s Family of Fine Stores a GreenChill Achievement Award.

Customs and Border Protection’s Extravagant Houses

Nicole Kaeding U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the second largest agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The agency cost taxpayers $13 billion in fiscal year 2014, and its budget is growing quickly. Spending has...Show More Summary

Australia's Shark Ecocide, Over

Last week, Western Australia's (WA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected the cruel shark cull. The EPA found a "high degree of scientific uncertainty" surrounding the impact of baited drumlines on the endangered Great White...Show More Summary

Customs and Border Protection's deadly force problem

The new head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's internal affairs office made a troubling assertion late last week. Since 2004, he said, the agency has apparently taken no disciplinary action against any of its agents who have used deadly force. That follows a report released in February by...

EPA rejects most of NY's $511M Tappan Zee loan

A $511 million loan approved by a New York environmental agency to help fund the construction of a new $4 billion Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected almost entirely by the U.S. Environmental Protection... To view the full story, click the title link.

Peabody Energy: Buy While There Is Blood In The Streets

By Efficient Alpha: Regulatory changes by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and continued weakness in both metallurgical and thermal coal prices have driven shares of U.S. coal producers to lows not seen in a decade. PeabodyShow More Summary

Don't Think of a Clean River

It's mystifying, but the debate over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to 60 percent of the nation's rivers and streams has centered mostly on ditches. That played out last week in Congress, when the House passed a bill, H.R. Show More Summary

Natural gas contaminated drinking water in Texas, study says

Natural gas production near homes in a Texas subdivision contaminated residents’ well water, according to a study published Monday. The discovery was made in a community where the Environmental Protection Agency halted its own investigation two years ago.

Report finds several government agencies aren't properly supervising contractors

Agencies are interpreting their responsibilities in protecting our nation’s data in different ways.

San Diego School District Buys MRAP Armored Tank From DOD

Despite widespread disenchantment with increased militarization of local law enforcement agencies across the nation, the San Diego Unified School District police recently added a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, to their arsenal of emergency vehicles. Show More Summary

U.S. border agency ‘vastly overpaid’ to build homes for agents, audit says

U.S. Customs and Border Protection “vastly overpaid” for an employee housing project near one of its checkpoints in rural Arizona, spending nearly eight times the average price of homes in the area to build each of the units, according to a federal audit. The 21 agency homes in Ajo, Ariz, cost about $680,000 each, whereas the average price for […]

EPA Takes Real Steps Toward Curbing Smog Pollution - Now We Need Your Voice

The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that we've been doing it wrong for years; our air is not as clean or as safe as we once supposed. The agency's smog pollution policy assessment, released in late August, found that current...Show More Summary

Coal Lobbyist Spanked By Federal Judge In Motion To Dismiss

Jeff Holmstead, perhaps the nation's prime example of a revolving door lobbyist, was dismissed by a federal judge as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Ameren Missouri, a coal burning...Show More Summary

Congress vs. EPA’s Clean Water Act

I’m trying to understand what’s going on with the bill the House passed on Tuesday to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing what it proposed to do last April: define its ability to protect bodies of water in the United States against agricultural pollution. Specifically, the EPA proposes that under the Clean Water […]

Water Fight: House Republicans Take On EPA

If a ditch fills with rainwater – and nobody’s around to see it – can it still be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency?

Farm Foundation to Discuss WOTUS

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes public comment on their proposed “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS regulations, Farm Foundation is offering a forum on the issue. Next Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 9 am-11 am at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Farm Foundation hosts a free forum on how... Read More

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