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Top 10 Reasons Why States Should Ignore Senator McConnell's 'Just Say No' Advice on Carbon Pollution

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently penned an op-ed and a letter to governors urging states to refuse to cooperate with the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan to cut dangerous carbon pollution from power plants under. Governors aren't rushing to jump on his bandwagon. Show More Summary

EPA expands areas of approved use for Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide

(Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday more than doubled the number of U.S. states where Dow AgroSciences' controversial new herbicide can be used.

What If They Disclosed Fracking Chemicals & Nobody Cared?

The US Environmental Protection Agency has finally released the results of its new fracking study, and it raises more questions than it answers What If They Disclosed Fracking Chemicals & Nobody Cared? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Legal Debate on EPA's Power Plan Takes Center Stage

For the past two weeks, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan” for power sector carbon emissions has been the center of an ongoing debate between some of the nation’s foremost constitutional and environmental law scholars. read more

EPA Announces New Initiative To Conserve Whatever’s Left

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WASHINGTON—In an effort to forestall the nation’s decline in biodiversity and ecological resources, representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an expansive new initiative Wednesday aimed at the conservation of whatever’s left. LINK

City gets record $3B FEMA grant for Sandy repairs

New York's 33 public housing developments will get $3 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, its largest grant ever, to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy and to protect against a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Apple's Lisa Jackson talks about the company's environmental impact in new interview

Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environmental Initiatives and former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, talked about Apple's environmental impact at the Wall Street Journal's ECO:nomics conference. Jackson, who joined...Show More Summary

Researchers claim Facebook breaks EU anti-tracking laws (again)

Research commissioned by Belgium’s data protection agency has found that Facebook runs afoul of European Union laws by tracking consumers without their consent and regardless of whether or not they have a Facebook account. The Guardian...Show More Summary

Landmark Labor Case Against McDonald’s Moves Forward

Monday marked an important step in a landmark labor case that could bring greater corporate accountability and worker protections, as a federal agency moved to consider whether McDonald's should be held responsible for what employees...Show More Summary

Climate Change Unaffected by Keystone XL - US Environmental Agency Head

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said that the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline would not pose a significant threat to the climate.


Missouri Torch Missouri state agencies often give “release time” to unions as part of their collective bargaining agreement. Release time allows for public employees to be paid by Missouri taxpayers while working for their unions, doing things like lobbying state legislators in opposition to laws like Right to Work and Paycheck Protection.

The NSA considered ending controversial call records program before Snowden leaks

Supporters of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs have argued that the ability to collect information about potential threats is needed to protect the United States from attacks. But even the NSA has questioned those claims. Show More Summary

Six California Cities Make Energy Star’s Top Cities List

Six California cities made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Top Cities list, which ranks cities by the number of Energy Star-certified buildings. Did your city make the list?

Power Plant Owners can Reduce Emissions with Energy Efficiency: Here's How

When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed carbon pollution targets for fossil fuel-fired power plants under the Clean Power Plan last summer, the agency recognized that energy efficiency is a powerful tool for reducing emissions in the electricity sector. read more

Weed Killer, Long Cleared, Is Doubted

The Environmental Protection Agency gave the maker of Roundup a thumbs up in 1991, but a World Health Organization group now says the active ingredient “probably” causes cancer.

More Executive Overreach, This Time from the EPA

Ilya Shapiro The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in Michigan v. EPA, asking whether it was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Agency to ignore costs in determining the appropriateness of regulating mercury emissions from power plants. Show More Summary

WSJ Ed Board Should Read Journal 's Own Reporting On EPA Mercury Rule

A Wall Street Journal editorial contradicted the Journal's own news reporting by falsely claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) never considered costs when setting regulations on mercury and other toxic air pollution. Show More Summary

The Climate Post: Supreme Court Reviews EPA's Power Plant Mercury Rule; Decision Due in June

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) consideration of cost impacts when developing the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, (MATS) which are set to go into effect next month. Show More Summary

EPA: Industry Exceeded National GHG Emissions Standards In 2013

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry outperformed national greenhouse gas emissions standards for a second consecutive year. For MY 2013 vehicles, the average GHG emission came to 12 grams per mile — 1.4 miles per gallon — better than what was required by the 2013 standard. Show More Summary

News: Morning Agenda: The Fine Print in the Heinz-Kraft Deal

The Fine Print in the Heinz-Kraft Deal | Big Law Chided for Silence on Cyberattacks | Cooperman’s Hedge Fund Receives Subpoenas | Consumer Protection Agency Takes On Payday Loans?

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