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The Climate Post: SCOTUS Overturns Mercury Rule

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that the Clean Air Act required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider the costs of its Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) rule when determining whether it was "appropriate...Show More Summary

When EPA worries about regulating puddles, it has gone too far

By Luther Strange, Alabama Attorney General The latest example of Obama Administration overreach is here. A new regulation issued by the Environmental Protection Agency would greatly expand federal authority over Alabama waters. The administration is selling the rule as protecting drinking water, but – make no mistake — this is about power and control. Just…

Supreme Court: EPA Should Have Considered Cost When Deciding Whether Mercury Limits For Power Plants Were Appropriate

The United States Supreme Court held that the Environmental Protection Agency improperly refused to consider costs when determining whether it was “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury emissions from power plants under the Clean Air Act. read more

With Pollution Levels Dropping, is Small Particle Air Pollution Really Killing Americans?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Unnoticed by most citizens, last week the United States Senate introduced the “Secret Science Reform Act of 2015.” The act is aimed at the Environmental Protection Agency’s practice of refusing to disclose data from scientific studies that support new pollution regulations. The act indirectly questions the EPA assertion that Americans…

The Supreme Court Ruled Against the EPA — But It's Probably Not a Big Deal

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The Supreme Court, by way of a 5-4 decision on Monday, sent back US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules limiting mercury and other pollutants generated by fossil fuel-fired power plants to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for further deliberation. Show More Summary

Should Gas & Oil Methane Emissions Be the Next Obama Climate Policy Priority?

Is the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposed as and oil production greenhouse gas regulation actually the most efficient and effective approach to reducing total methane emissions in the United States? Or are there better alternatives? read more

Today: Border Trouble. Making Nice With Cuba.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Homeland Security worries about  corruption in its border protection agency; and President Obama takes a big step in his quest for friendlier relations with Cuba. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Sign up to get the day's...

EPA Raked Over the Coals

Consumers and businesses won big on Monday, when the Supreme Court struck down an Environmental Protection Agency regulation on coal plant emissions because the EPA failed to consider whether the

SCOTUS and BCA

I'm missing something here (Supreme court blocks Obama's limits on power plants): The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, an Environmental Protection Agency regulation meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Industry groups and some...

VPNs won’t protect you from state spooks and cyber crooks

Fresh research has cast further doubt on the ability of virtual private networks (VPNs) to protect users' privacy from intelligence agencies and criminal hackers. VPNs are secure lines of communication that set up a private network between devices across public networks. Show More Summary

Border Patrol report calls for greater effort against internal corruption and abuse

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, should more than double the number of investigators targeting internal corruption and abuse of migrants on the nation's borders, according to a report requested by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

White House Wisely Rejects the 'Categorical Carbon Neutrality' of Biomass, But What Now?

The White House OMB released a Statement of Policy this week detailing the many reasons why the President would veto H.R. 2822, a 2016 appropriations bill for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior put together by the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives. read more

The Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Still Must Fill After 2015 NBA Draft

With the NBA draft complete, teams will now use the month of July to fill any leftover holes. These holes may change after free agency, but we've pinpointed the visible ones before it. From frontcourt shooting and rim protection to wing...Show More Summary

NBC Ignores SCOTUS Ruling Against Obama on EPA Regulations; ABC, CBS Give News 29 Seconds

On Monday night, the networks showed scant interest in covering the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the regulation of power plant emissions as NBC ignored the story completely with ABC and CBS combining to spend only 29 seconds on the decision. Show More Summary

Sixteen states sue EPA over clean water rule

(Reuters) - Sixteen states on Monday filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contesting a rule that expands the definition of bodies of water subject to federal pollution controls.

Meet The Lawyers Who Pushed The Supreme Court to Block Toxic Power Plant Rules

In the last announced decision of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court today, by a 5-4 vote and an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, struck down the Environmental Protection Agency's carefully-crafted rules to limit the emission of mercury...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Ruling is Far from a Death Sentence for Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 that when the Environmental Protection Agency made its first-ever rule limiting toxic air pollution like mercury from power plants, it failed to adequately take into account the costs of reducing...Show More Summary

SCOTUS: EPA, You ‘Unreasonably’ Interpreted The Clean Air Act

In a five-to-four decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency “unreasonably” interpreted the Clean Air Act...

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