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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Employment Impacts of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Abstract Estimates made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the likely employment effects of a proposed rule (the Clean Power Plan or CPP) mandating reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants are likely incomplete.

"Greens" fighting Pebble mine are helping Rio Tinto, Anglo-American and BHP Billiton

On February 28, 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a preemptive veto of the Pebble project, citing its authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. That action was initiated even though the developers had not yet filed a permit request read more

Sacramento lawmakers poised to consider making child death records secret

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The California Department of Social Services 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 as early as Thursday.

Sacramento lawmakers poised to consider making child death records secret

The California Department of Social Services 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 as early as Thursday.

CIA interrogator says agency punished him for cooperating with torture probe

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

CIA interrogator of "high-value detainees" filed a complaint with the agency's internal watchdog in which he sought "whistleblower protection," claiming the CIA punished him as a "reprisal" for him cooperating with investigations into the treatment of detainees. Read the rest

Ag Lobby Paints Itself Into a Conservation Corner

There's a growing public fight brewing over industrial agriculture's water pollution. The most prominent scuffle is the Environmental Protection Agency's highly contentious Waters of the US rule. At the local level much of the heat is centered on the recent lawsuit filed by the Des Moines' Water Works over fertilizer derived nitrate run-off. Show More Summary

Why Is The New York Times Providing A Platform For Industry Groups To Baselessly Attack The EPA?

The New York Times devoted a front page article on May 19 to advancing baseless industry allegations that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) illegally lobbied on behalf of clean water protections. Buried deep within the article...Show More Summary

Feds charge PayPal over online credit product

Consumer protection agency accuses payment service of enrolling people in online service without their permission

UK Gov’t Quietly Changing Cybersecurity Law Undemocratic - Rights Group

Eric King, deputy director of the Privacy International charity says that the decision of the UK government to quietly amend anti-hacking laws in order to protect the GCHQ intelligence agency from prosecution is shameful and undemocratic.

An EPA-Abiding Showerhead to Upgrade Your Morning Wash

4 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The goal: Find a twist-on showerhead that instantly upgrades the morning wash while complying with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new efficiency standard of two gallons per minute. Experts, including architects and showroom managers, steered us from spalike (but typically wasteful) rain-can models and multi-spray settings (they jack up the price... More »

The Worst Media Myths About EPA's Move To Cut Woodstove Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is updating its air pollution safeguards for new wood-burning stoves and heaters, with the initial pollution reductions taking effect on May 15. Conservative media have frequently fear-mongered and...Show More Summary

FBI Spied On Activists Because Protecting Corporate Interests Is Roughly Equivalent To Ensuring National Security

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

That whole thing about the FBI not surveilling people based solely on First Amendment activity? The thing that's been in all the (FISA) papers (and agency policies)? Yeah, the FBI hasn't heard of it either. The FBI breached its own internal...Show More Summary

NSA Whistleblower William Binney: Seeking Blackmail Power, U.S. Officials Enabled 9/11

last weekNews : Truthdig

The 31-year National Security Agency veteran blew the whistle when he realized technology that he had developed to protect Americans was being used to spy on them. In a wide-ranging, 45-minute discussion, he and Truthdig Editor-in-Chief...Show More Summary

New Federal Flood Protection Standards Will Prepare Nation for Climate Change

Three months ago the President signed an executive order that updated flood protection standards that federal agencies use when deciding where to build, how to build, and what projects should receive federal funding. The executive order established an improved margin of safety. read more

The Climate Post: Organizations Develop Tools to Help States Comply With EPA's Clean Power Plan

The same week Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) introduced a new bill pushing back on implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, organizations released tools to help states and regulators...Show More Summary

Greening-Resistant GMO Oranges Come One Step Closer To Market. Here's Why You Should Care.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it has given major Florida citrus grower Southern Gardens approval for large-scale field testing of citrus trees that have been genetically engineered to resist citrus greening,...Show More Summary

EPA’s draconian new plan: Is a 1% Cut in CO2 emissions worth $50 billion and 15,000 jobs annually?

Guest essay by Steven Capozzola, CAP Media The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to finalize its Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 30% from 2005 levels over the next 15 years. Looking at some of the best-case scenarios for CO2 reductions, the plan could potentially cut roughly…

The EPA: Protecting Us from . . . Nail Salons

(Steven Hayward) Good to know that the EPA is finally getting around to looking into the massive environmental threat posed by... nail salons.  From the National Journal: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will...Show More Summary

House to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Ban Today

[Content Note: War on agency; rape culture.]Today, the US House of Representatives will vote on the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," a 20-week abortion ban with heinous requirements to access abortion for people who are pregnant as a result of rape and incest. Show More Summary

Fracking may affect air quality and human health

People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according to scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Cincinnati. read more

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