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Clean Water Act: What Questions Do You Have?

By Steph Larsen on September 2, 2014 - 4:11pm The Environmental Protection Agency has released a rule to clarify what the law is regarding which bodies of water are subject to the Clean Water Act. This rule, sometimes called the Waters of the U.S., or “WOTUS,” has stirred up some controversy, especially among farmers and ranchers. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Watchdogs Push "Bogus" EPA Map Conspiracy

A group of right-wing news sites coordinated across the U.S. are baselessly pushing a conspiracy theory that the Environmental Protection Agency has been hiding new maps that reveal an "alarming" power grab. But the maps of U.S. waterways...Show More Summary

Man Who Defrauded EPA Calls EPA “Fraudulent” on FOX

If you’re John Stossel and you want to host a segment to rail against the US Environmental Protection Agency, who ought you to call? It turns out, a convicted man who was sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding the EPA!

EPA: Brown's $25 Billion Delta Water Tunnels Violate Federal Law

The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that Governor Jerry Brown's proposed $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species. Brown's plan calls for...Show More Summary

EPA Official Talks WOTUS at FPS

Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks held an informal press availability at the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday to mainly talk about the proposed Waters of the United States rule. He stressed the point that has been made by other officials that the rule exempts all normal farming practices that are currently exempt. “If you did not need... Read More

John Stossel on Our Bloated EPA

6 days agoNews : Reason

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars, and other things that made he world cleaner than it was a few decades ago. Today, America's waterways are cleaner, and so is the air we breathe. Show More Summary

Green Monster

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You’ve required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up. Good work. Today, America’s waterways areShow More Summary

Let's Get to Work on a Strong Plan to Protect Floridians from Carbon Pollution

Over the course of our campaign to encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan standards, I have been heartened to hear about the efforts of so many in Florida to make reducing carbon pollution. read more

Consumer Reports says pregnant women should avoid tuna, citing mercury levels

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Consumer Reports, taking issue with recent federal guidelines on fish consumption, said Thursday that pregnant women should avoid all tuna because of its high levels of mercury. In June, the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration proposed a minimum weekly level for fish consumption for the first time. Show More Summary

Criticism of EPA's Economic Analysis Sorely Misplaced

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should improve the way it analyzes regulations. Critics have been quick to trumpet the EPA's "failure," butShow More Summary

Criticism of EPA's Economic Analysis Sorely Misplaced

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should improve the way it analyzes regulations. Critics have been quick to trumpet the EPA's "failure," butShow More Summary

Does EPA's Proposal to Cut Biodiesel Portend Administration Caving to Big Coal?

Is a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to cut biodiesel -- an environmentally friendly fuel that burns significantly cleaner than regular diesel made from oil -- a sign that the Obama administration is waving theShow More Summary

Experts: Pro-Smog Pollution Report Is "Unmoored From Reality"

A recent study from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) claims that smog regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will cost the economy $270 billion. But the regulations, necessary to alleviate the...Show More Summary

General Honoré, Enviro Groups Call for Strengthening EPA’s Proposed Refinery Pollution Standards

Millions of people living near refineries will be directly affected by a long awaited updates to regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for oil refineries. Their new proposed rule includes a reduction of flaring,...Show More Summary

Affordable Housing Wire: As part of the Environmental...

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's brownfields program, three contaminated sites in the Bronx are getting $300,000 in federal grants and loans to be cleaned up and rebuilt as affordable housing. The sites, which are currently plagued by...

EPA Awards Great Lakes Shipyard Drydocking Contract

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) R/V Lake Explorer II. The research vessel was hauled

Now It's Official: EPA Proposes Limits on Super-Pollutant HFCs

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has now formally proposed to limit certain super-potent greenhouse gases from use in air conditioners, refrigerators, aerosols and foams in favor of safer, more climate-friendly alternatives. read more

Report: EPA used decades-old data to make regulations

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) indicates that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used 20-year-old data while assessing the impact of some of its regulations on employment levels: EPA estimated effects...Show More Summary

Ditch the Rule at Missouri State Fair

Agriculture’s “Ditch the Rule” campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was highlighted at the Missouri State Fair this week. Three members of Missouri’s congressional delegation...Show More Summary

Paddle Into History in the First Los Angles River Boat Race

The City of Angels is fast becoming a city of river enthusiasts thanks to a confluence events: the recognition and protection of the Los Angeles River as a navigable waterway by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under...Show More Summary

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