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Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep...Show More Summary

New Ethanol Mandate to Breach 10% ‘Blend Wall’ Satisfies Nobody — Except EPA

Serendipitously, Sajeev Mehta’s post about the possible damage to older cars from gasoline-ethanol blends went up just a few days after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new mandate to mix another 700 million gallons of biofuels — including 300 million gallons of corn-based ethanol — into the country’s fuel supply. Show More Summary

Congress is about to do something that will regulate products you use every day

The Environmental Protection Agency will have to review the safety of thousands of chemicals - many commonly found in items Americans interact with every day - under legislation Congress is expected to pass this week. The bill, an update of the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act, allows the...

The Wrong Way to Protect Americans' Privacy Online

For many years, the Federal Trade Commission has protected Americans on the internet with clear standards and strong enforcement against any unfair or deceptive practices online. The FTC is the lead federal consumer protection agency and has been a strong cop on the beat for our privacy. Show More Summary

Wright-Patterson Yet to Decide if it Will Shut Down Contaminated Wells

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base expects to decide by the end of the week whether or not it will comply with an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency order to shut down a drinking water well because of contamination concerns.

Documents: IOGCC-Spawned Loophole Creating Frackquake Crisis Faces Federal Lawsuit

Attachment Size Drilling Waste Lawsuit.pdf 342.39 KB On May 4, several environmental organizations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), calling for an end to the regulatory exemption it carved out...Show More Summary

New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over massive gold mine waste spill

(Reuters) - New Mexico sued the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, an agency contractor and two mining companies on Monday over the 2015 breach of an abandoned Colorado gold mine that spilled some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into three states.

Beijing to adopt China's tightest fuel standards by Jan : Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing plans to roll out China's tightest fuel standards by January 2017, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, as the smog-choked city aims to drastically cut vehicle emission.

EPA proposes further increases in ethanol amounts, wider E15 distribution

Photo by Todd Ehlers. Preliminary figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this week call for adding 300 million more gallons of ethanol to the nation’s fuel supply next year, a number that continues to break the blend wall but that agency administrators believe will be possible by mandating increased distribution of E15 and […]

The Positive Impact of New Wage Protections on Home Health Agency Bottom Lines.

By JEFFREY GROSSMAN and SEAN GREER In January 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) officially extended federal wage protections to home care workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, entitling them to the federal minimum wage, time-and-a-half pay for overtime, and pay for time spent traveling between clients. Predictably, lobbyist groups working on behalf of

The Climate Post: Clean Power Plan Court Hearing Delayed to September

Just weeks before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was scheduled to hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan, a rule intended to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the existing...Show More Summary

How Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Came To See His Salary More Than Double Since Getting Elected

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, center, announces on 6-29-2015 at the state Capitol in Bismarck, the state joining attorneys general from 11 other states in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Show More Summary

Future Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Depend on Status of Clean Power Plan

Trends in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation through 2040 depend significantly on whether or not the Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule issued last August by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implemented. Show More Summary

EPA employees on hearing agenda, but that’s not all

Reading Assistant Inspector General Patrick Sullivan’s full statement to a House hearing might give the impression that the Environmental Protection Agency is a rogue’s gallery of cheats, thieves and reprobates. The session also had a not so hidden agenda. Topping a long list of federal employees and contractors Sullivan’s office has investigated is this standout: […]

Lawmakers consider a last-minute effort to make child death files secret

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has quietly drafted a bill that would gut key portions of the state's landmark law requiring child protective services agencies to release records when a youth dies of abuse or neglect. A vote is expected within the next week. It is the second time in two years...

Oversight Committee to EPA: ‘We Need Somebody Who We Can Fire’

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee held a hearing Wednesday morning to question Environmental Protection Agency officials about...

REVOLVING DOORS ARE SPINNING AT HYPER-SPEED AT THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BOARD: Three of the…

REVOLVING DOORS ARE SPINNING AT HYPER-SPEED AT THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BOARD: Three of the top four executives at the CFPB – the questionably constitutional hybrid agency created by President Obama and Elizabeth Warren – have left the bureau in recent months for lucrative positions in the financial industry, according to the Daily Caller News […]

FB Members Testify on EPA Concerns

Earlier this week, three Farm Bureau members testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry regarding the involvement of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the ongoing Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Show More Summary

In Putting A Price On Carbon, What We Don't Know Could Kill Us

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pegs the social cost of carbon at roughly $40 per ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, meaning that each ton emitted today will generate that much damage in today's dollars over time. Show More Summary

18 Arrests Made In Massive Child Sex Sting

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It’s a sting five months in the works that netted 18 arrests, using 18 agencies, and it’s all to protect young kids from being victims of child porn and exploitation. The post 18 Arrests Made In Massive Child Sex Sting appeared first on CrimeFeed.

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