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US May Start Testing Food for ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Glyphosate

Following the World Health Organization’s report declaring that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, likely causes cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that regulators may begin testing food for residue of the pesticide chemical.

Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, New Belgium and Ben & Jerry’s Craft a Beer Benefiting an Environmental Agency

14 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s have announced their collaboration on Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a special release beer benefiting Protect Our Winters, an environmental agency that seeks to raise awareness around climate change. As Fellow B Corporations beholden to stakeholders including the earth, their communities and the environment, New Belgium Brewing and […]

Rick Santorum Made False Claims About EPA Analysis Of New Rule

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The following post first appeared on Rick Santorum misrepresented the Environmental Protection Agency’s impact analysis of a new agency rule that would reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other toxins: Santorum...Show More Summary

A New Documentary Probes the Vast Human Experiment of Unregulated Chemicals

The next time you buy a stick of deodorant or a bottle of dish soap, consider this: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tested and published data on only approximately 200 of the roughly 83,000 chemicals legally used to make...Show More Summary

On-Duty Air Marshal Leaves Gun on Airport Toilet Paper Dispenser as Agency Faces Investigation

19 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

A federal air marshal left his loaded gun on a toilet paper dispenser in a bathroom at Newark Liberty International Airport before boarding a plane that he was meant to protect, NJ Advance Media reports. An airport janitor discovered...Show More Summary

Despite Hoopla, Court Challenge to Clean Power Plan Likely to Fail

The much ballyhooed legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, brought by coal companies and conservative state attorneys-general, ran out of steam Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. Show More Summary

US greenhouse gas emissions jumped 2 percent

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

After declining for two consecutive years, greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. jumped by 2 percent in 2013 over the previous year, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The news of the increase comes just months after the U.S. government...

Iraqi PM seeks more security for Reuters bureau in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Thursday he had asked for more protection for the Reuters office in Baghdad after the news agency's bureau chief left the country due to threats.

Most Government Whistleblower Hotlines Don't Even Use HTTPS 

The government is failing to adequately protect its whistleblowers, with dozens of its agencies’ whistleblowing channels—including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice—leaving sensitive information vulnerable to attacks. Read more...

The Climate Post: Court Hears Arguments Surrounding EPA Power Plant Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments Thursday in a set of cases (Murray Energy v. EPA andWest Virginia v. EPA) challenging the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to limit greenhouse gases from existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Show More Summary

N.Y.U. Labor Rules Failed to Protect 10,000 Workers in Abu Dhabi

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

A report, requested by New York University and an Abu Dhabi government agency, said some subcontractors were exempted from labor guidelines based on decisions made by local contractors.

Coal Funded Congressman Takes Lead In Dismantling Coal Ash Safety Standards

In December 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released long-awaited coal ash safety standards designed to increase the reliability of coal ash disposal sites. These standards had been years in the making, but stopped short...Show More Summary

DEA Chief: I Can’t Fire Agents Involved in Cartel-Funded Sex Parties

Government employees are hard to fire, as we all know. This is such an outright abuse of the civil service and their protections, to party with prostitutes paid for by the cartel when Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents are meant to fight the cartel’s drug-running…

John Olsrud: When Did The EPA Become The Bad Guys?

The Environmental Protection Agency is one of the outstanding success stories witnessed by my generation.  Created by executive order of President Richard Nixon in 1970, the agency has been successful in ways we never could have anticipated at its inception. Many of the readers of this blog are too young to know what our country...

States Clear Path for Clean Power Plan; Coal Industry and ALEC Floundering

More and more states are putting politics aside and preparing themselves to work with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon pollution and tackle climate change. Attacks on the Clean Power Plan have already failed in several state legislatures, including Mississippi, South Dakota and Virginia, while governors in key states are gearing up […]

2.7 Million Creatures Killed Last Year In U.S.'s Secretive War On Animals

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Nearly 7,400 wild animals were slaughtered every single day on average across the U.S. last year — not by hunters or poachers, but by a government agency whose stated mission is "to conserve, protect and enhance" the nation's wildlife. Show More Summary

PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship is not OK

Strange things are afoot in the state of Wisconsin, where a state agency has banned its employees from "working on or speaking about climate change." Florida's state Department of Environmental Protection tried it last month and now Wisconsin has hopped

Maryland ‘free range kids': Parents Not Told Their Kids were Picked Up by Child Services for 3 Hours

Not sure where to stand on this one, but it seems that it is a constant back-and-forth between resistant parents and a resistant Maryland state Child Protective Services agency.

EPA Sets Timeline for Biofuels Volumes

Under a court settlement with the oil industry, the Environmental Protection Agency will now release the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for biofuels by June 1, 2015, and issue the final 2014 and 2015 RFS blending targets by November 30, 2015. Show More Summary

GE conducts first production test of Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive engine

GE Transportation has completed the first production test of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine, which meets the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 locomotive emissions standards.

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