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Texas Grid Regulator Cites Very Little Burden in Complying with EPA's Clean Power Plan

Well, it didn’t take long before the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released, at the request of Texas’ very political Public Utilities Commission, another report about the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rules designed to protect public health. read more

USDA’s Annual Report on Pesticide Residues Says Levels Still Safe

While more than half of foods tested for pesticides this year were found to have at least trace amounts of the chemicals, most amounts fell below “tolerance levels” set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to the annual report on pesticides released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency’s annual report, made in... Continue Reading

2015 Climate Change Forecast

In the 2014 election, big campaign dollars from the fossil fuel sector reaped major benefits. Those who have been itching to cut the Environmental Protection Agency off at the knees now have a majority in both houses.

EPA, USCG Extend Agreement with Royal Caribbean

New technologies allow industry to comply with emission standards, reduce costs   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) authorized

Shooting Non-targets

I spent twenty-five years working for America's Environmental Protection Agency. I found myself in an inferno of corruption -- right in the belly of the government. Corruption came to EPA directly from the industry and through the White House and Congress. Show More Summary

New EPA Coal Ash Regulations Are Not Enough To Stop The Next Coal Ash Spill

The Environmental Protection Agency released long-awaited coal ash regulations today, the first rules ever to be imposed on the storage and disposal of the toxic waste left over after burning coal for electricity—the second largest industrial...Show More Summary

Low pesticide residue found in most produce sampled

Of roughly 10,000 samples of mostly produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agricultural departments in 2013, more than 99 percent had pesticide residues below Environmental Protection Agency tolerances.

EPA Issues Final Rule on Coal Ash

On December 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule regulating Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR), better known asRead the Rest...

Feds announce first regulations for toxic coal ash

Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity.

Environmental groups sue EPA over stormwater regulations

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Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what the groups said was failing to comply with a court order requiring the agency to strengthen regulations preventing pollution from storm water runoff. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the...

U.S. green groups sue EPA over stormwater regulations

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By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what the groups said was failing to comply with a court order requiring the agency to strengthen regulations preventing pollution from storm water runoff. Show More Summary

Eco-activists fear EPA will announce Friday that it won't regulate coal ash as a hazardous waste

This was what could be found in 70 miles of the Dan River after Duke Energy dumped up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce Friday what it plans to do about regulating and setting a standard for coal ash. Show More Summary

Scott Walker to EPA: Take Your Clean Power Plan and Keep Walking

State legislatures tussle over reach of Environmental Protection Agency on their turf.

EPA’s Energy Efficiency Action Week, & New Energy Star Home Advisor

A recent press release from the EPA (the US Environmental Protection Agency) announced the start of the Energy Star Home Advisor. Americans can use this an online tool to improve energy efficiency of their homes — saving money and energy at the same time. Show More Summary

Illinois Legislators Pledge Support for EPA's Proposed Carbon Regulations

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sorts through the more than 1.6 million comments received on its proposed Clean Power Plan, one group is stepping out to pledge its support of the landmark proposal. 53 Illinois legislators recently signed a letter urging the EPA to finalize the plan. read more

Sandy Hook Bay Partially Covered In A Weird Mystery "Sheen"

Sandy Hook Bay is covered in a...sheen. That's the terminology that a coalition of government agencies—including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Environmental Protection, the National Parks Service and New Jersey Office of Emergency...Show More Summary

EPA Approves Bayer CropScience’s ILeVO® for SDS

Bayer CropScience announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its application for the registration of ILeVO®, the only seed treatment that protects the root system against infections caused by the Sudden Death Syndrome fungus and has activity against dangerous nematodes in the seed zone. Show More Summary

One of the most boneheaded anti-government policies of the last decade is back

In the trillion-dollar budget deal Congressional leaders revealed Tuesday, Republicans didn’t press to defund the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change rules. But they did renew one of the most boneheaded anti-government riders of the last decade. Show More Summary

Republicans threaten a shutdown if the EPA's powers aren't restricted

Before House Republicans approve a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government open past Thursday night, they are making a few demands. Hampering the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate is one of them. Republicans...Show More Summary

Paid by Coal Company, Laurence Tribe Argues Coal Is 'Bedrock' to Economy

Laurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who argued the losing side of Bush v. Gore, is now defending the coal industry against the Environmental Protection Agency's planned rules for greenhouse pollution from power plants. In a submission...Show More Summary

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