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The Climate Post: Studies Make Predictions of How to Comply, What to Look for in Final Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to release the final version of its Clean Power Plan, regulating emissions from existing power plants, any day now. Many are already predicting changes, some that could be significant. Show More Summary

What's Actually Driving Opponents of the Clean Power Plan?

The Washington Post reports that Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has already organized a boycott of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, even before it's released. Never mind the fact that Kentucky state officials...Show More Summary

Snowden Effect Driving Millions Into Crypto War and Dark Web

The revelations of mass surveillance on people's Internet and email activity by former US intelligence agency operative Edward Snowden have caused a huge expansion of interest in cryptography and the use of software to protect personal data.

5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

This article was co-authored by Kristin Meek. Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever standards to limit carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. After an extended comment period during which the agency received more than 4 million comments, EPA is expected to finalize the plan this […]

Walker puts EPA in the crosshairs

In a Walker administration, the Environmental Protection Agency would effectively be stripped of all of its enforcement powers.

Daily dose: Burr already on hot seat edition

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

TV ads target Sen. Burr over EPA’s carbon emissions plan (Raleigh News & Observer) -- A pair of TV ads aimed at U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, for his opposition to the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s forthcoming plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants was launched on Monday by a national group. Show More Summary

Walker says EPA should be limited 'umbrella organization'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday he would shift most of the responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state-based regulators, leaving the EPA to serve as an "umbrella...Show More Summary

Walker says EPA should be limited 'umbrella organization'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should become an "umbrella organization," with most of its powers shifted to state regulators. The Wisconsin governor discussed...Show More Summary

Chinese Plunge Protection Team In Full Swing Tomorrow

The Chinese have announced that they will resume market support operations. Many issues never even opened for trading today given the selling pressure right of the bat. China Securities Finance Corp., a state-backed agency that provides margin financing and liquidity, hasn’t withdrawn support for equities, China Securities Regulatory Commission spokesman Zhang Xiaojun [...]

Struggle to save endangered Santa Ana sucker may reach U.S. Supreme Court

A 20-year struggle to protect a rare bottom-feeding fish from extinction appears headed toward resolution as Inland Empire cities and water agencies are asking the court of last resort to intervene.

The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel, Public workshop, Sacramento, 29 July 2015

Date & time: Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:00 to 11:30 AM Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Klamath Training Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812 Ocean acidification and hypoxia, often coupled due to biological and oceanographic processes, have the potential for profound impacts to marine and coastal environments. Show More Summary

EPA Called On To Stop States From Permitting Polluting Facilities Through Discriminatory Processes

The US Environmental Protection Agency was recently called on to respond to a decade’s worth of complaints regarding discriminatory practices on the part of states issuing permits to polluting facilities sited in marginalized communities...Show More Summary

Chicago Just Fired An Investigator Trying To Hold Cops Accountable For Unjustified Shootings

The independent agency tasked with policing Chicago cops hasn’t released findings on several unjustified police shootings, and its leaders are more concerned with protecting officers than investigating citizen complaints, a fired employee...Show More Summary

Harsh words from senators over Chrysler's delay in reporting hack

The federal agency charged with protecting American motorists wants to know more about how hackers remotely commandeered and controlled a Jeep Cherokee. Continue reading Harsh words from senators over Chrysler's delay in reporting hack...Show More Summary

Compliance Strategies for Satisfying Clean Power Plan Requirements

By Matt Drews Next month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release the final Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule, which regulates carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. While states may comply independently or work together to achieve Clean Power Plan goals, Navigant Consulting has found that states can substantially [...]

How Poverty Stunts Kids' Brain Development

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When U.S. scientists confirmed that lead exposure from gasoline caused permanent mental disability, deafness and a host of other health problems, the Environmental Protection Agency acted swiftly in 1973, calling for the incrementalShow More Summary

U.S. proposes voluntary oil and gas company cuts in methane emissions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a program for oil and gas companies to make voluntary pledges to cut and track emissions of methane, one component of its wider strategy to target the potent greenhouse gas and combat climate change, the agency said Thursday.

Ted Cruz Seeks To Elminate CFPB For Doing Opposite Of What Its Name Implies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created when Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank financial regulations in 2010, is an agency that does the opposite of what it name implies, and two federal lawmakers from Texas have introduced legislation to eliminate the agency, HousingWire reported yesterday. Show More Summary

Think About It: A Thought Experiment That May Save Your Career

Sometimes it helps motivate action to perform a thought experiment.  After the horrifying breach of OPM many agency heads  are probably thinking “how can I ensure I never have to face a grilling by Congress for a failure to protect critical data?” That is the thought that is prevalent today [...]

New Study Emphasizes Need to Find and Fix Methane Leaks, Reveals Limits of Voluntary Action

A study published recently in Environmental Science & Technology confirms official figures from the Environmental Protection Agency showing that an enormous amount of methane, about 80 billion cubic feet per year, is escaping from key nodes along the nation’s natural gas interstate pipeline system. read more

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