A New York oversight board is investigating the agency that approved a $511 million loan for a new Tappan Zee Bridge, which was rejected almost entirely by the U.S. Environmental Protection... To view the full story, click the title link.
The lending arms for national car dealers, such as Ford and Toyota, may soon have to answer to federal regulators. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule that would give the agency oversight of automakers’ financing units in a step to prevent discrimination and other harmful practices. Under the proposed rule [PDF] the Bureau would extend … [More]
The US military is building a new cyber defense corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said Tuesday. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the […]
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to extend its authority to include 38 non-bank auto lenders that provided financing to 6.8 million consumers last year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership awarded Raley’s Family of Fine Stores a GreenChill Achievement Award.
Nicole Kaeding U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the second largest agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The agency cost taxpayers $13 billion in fiscal year 2014, and its budget is growing quickly. Spending has...Show More Summary
Last week, Western Australia's (WA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected the cruel shark cull. The EPA found a "high degree of scientific uncertainty" surrounding the impact of baited drumlines on the endangered Great White...Show More Summary
The new head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's internal affairs office made a troubling assertion late last week. Since 2004, he said, the agency has apparently taken no disciplinary action against any of its agents who have used deadly force. That follows a report released in February by...
A $511 million loan approved by a New York environmental agency to help fund the construction of a new $4 billion Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected almost entirely by the U.S. Environmental Protection... To view the full story, click the title link.
By Efficient Alpha: Regulatory changes by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and continued weakness in both metallurgical and thermal coal prices have driven shares of U.S. coal producers to lows not seen in a decade. PeabodyShow More Summary
It's mystifying, but the debate over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to 60 percent of the nation's rivers and streams has centered mostly on ditches. That played out last week in Congress, when the House passed a bill, H.R. Show More Summary
Natural gas production near homes in a Texas subdivision contaminated residents’ well water, according to a study published Monday. The discovery was made in a community where the Environmental Protection Agency halted its own investigation two years ago.
Agencies are interpreting their responsibilities in protecting our nation’s data in different ways.
Despite widespread disenchantment with increased militarization of local law enforcement agencies across the nation, the San Diego Unified School District police recently added a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, to their arsenal of emergency vehicles. Show More Summary
U.S. Customs and Border Protection “vastly overpaid” for an employee housing project near one of its checkpoints in rural Arizona, spending nearly eight times the average price of homes in the area to build each of the units, according to a federal audit. The 21 agency homes in Ajo, Ariz, cost about $680,000 each, whereas the average price for […]
The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that we've been doing it wrong for years; our air is not as clean or as safe as we once supposed. The agency's smog pollution policy assessment, released in late August, found that current...Show More Summary
Jeff Holmstead, perhaps the nation's prime example of a revolving door lobbyist, was dismissed by a federal judge as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Ameren Missouri, a coal burning...Show More Summary
I’m trying to understand what’s going on with the bill the House passed on Tuesday to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing what it proposed to do last April: define its ability to protect bodies of water in the United States against agricultural pollution. Specifically, the EPA proposes that under the Clean Water […]
If a ditch fills with rainwater – and nobody’s around to see it – can it still be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency?
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes public comment on their proposed “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS regulations, Farm Foundation is offering a forum on the issue. Next Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 9 am-11 am at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Farm Foundation hosts a free forum on how... Read More