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The EPA has a plan to protect vulnerable communities. Will it work?

The agency spent years cooking up its environmental justice master plan. Now it's time for action.

TODAY’S STUDY: HOW THE OBAMA EMISSIONS CUTTING PLAN CAN PROTECT SAFE ELECTRICITY DELIVERY

Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan Phase I April 2015 (North American Reliability Council) Executive Summary The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines...Show More Summary

EPA Promotes Green Initiatives at Port of Houston

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited the Port of Houston April 24 to highlight grants aimed at improving air quality. The port will receive about $900,

Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas are on the Rise, Confirm Latest EPA Data

Methane emissions from the US oil and gas sector increased, according to new data finalized today by the Environmental Protection Agency. Sadly, the figures come as no surprise, based on preliminary numbers and plenty of other observations, both scientific and anecdotal. read more

Electric Reliability and the Clean Power Plan: Perspectives of a Former Regulator

There is no great disagreement that the United States energy system is transforming. With or without additional environmental regulations, like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, this transition is occurring. read more

EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants to US Ports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $5 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at U.S. ports.   The selected projects in California,

EPA Chief Says 'Controversial' New Smog Limits Are Necessary

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- New rules limiting smog may be "controversial," but they are among the administration's top priorities, according to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy told The Huffington Post that the...Show More Summary

Environment 'Has Never Been A Partisan Issue' For EPA's Gina McCarthy

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Before joining the Obama administration, Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy was a high-ranking official for two Republican governors -- Massachusetts' Mitt Romney and Connecticut's Jodi Rell. But in Washington,...Show More Summary

EPA Chief Defends Forthcoming Fracking Study, Says It Will 'Add To' Dialogue

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a much-anticipated draft study this spring that will examine whether hydraulic fracturing can contaminate ground water supplies. While the topic of hydraulic fracturing,...Show More Summary

EPA Head McCarthy Pledges To Get Climate Rules 'Over The Finish Line' In Obama's Term

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the final rules for reducing U.S. power plant emissions will be done by mid-summer, and she's not particularly worried about legal and political attempts to block them. The...Show More Summary

Acid Rain, Toxic Leaded Gas, and Widespread Air Pollution? Not Anymore. Thanks to EPA.

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's blog. See the original post here. Acid rain. Dangerous DDT. Toxic leaded gas fumes. Rampant air pollution. These environmental challenges once seemed impossible to meet, and they put our nation’s air, water, and land at risk — not to mention our families’ health. Show More Summary

EPA May Recommend Testing Food Products for Common Herbicide

According to a media report on Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering recommending that the federal government sample food products for glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the world and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. Show More Summary

Dispersants ... Will we ever be able to use them again?

On January 22, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Proposed Rule on dispersants. The Proposed Rule drastically changes the EPA’s approach

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

last weekHumor / 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

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. 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

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

last weekNews : 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...

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

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