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E.P.A. Strategist Is Appointed to Fine-Tune Global Warming Agenda

The White House has named Thomas Reynolds, a top communications strategist at the Environmental Protection Agency, to a new position dedicated solely to pushing President Obama's global warming message.

HFC Super-Pollutants: NRDC Petitions EPA to "SNAP" Away Powerful Heat-Trapping Chemicals

NRDC and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) filed a petition today with the Environmental Protection Agency to end certain uses of the super heat-trapping pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Safer,...Show More Summary

West Virginia Sues VW Over Deceptive Advertising For Vehicles Equipped With “Defeat Devices”

Since the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that Volkswagen had rigged its “clean diesel” to cheat on emissions tests, a number of consumers and cities have sued the carmaker. Now West Virginia becomes the first state to joinShow More Summary

Volkswagen Scandal Undermines EU Credibility in TTIP Negotiations With US

Earlier in September, the US Environmental Protection Agency accused Volkswagen of knowingly installing defective software in cars with diesel engines to mask emission results tests.

New federal pesticide regs set age limit, boost training requirements. Ag Minute for October 5th, 2015

New pesticide regulations announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Labor will bar many children under 18 from working with pesticides and boost training and reporting requirements. Click here for full story.

Volkswagen cheated because its new diesel engine wasn’t good enough

The news recently has been full of stories about Volkswagen cheating on emissions tests. The German car manufacturer was first exposed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, which discovered the company had […]

New Ozone Regulations Will Save Lots of Imaginary People

Guest essay by Charles Battig Now I can finally relax, take a deep breath, and breathe easier.  The Environmental Protection Agency, an aggressive arm of the nanny government, has just issued new air quality standards that mandate that the new “safe” level of ozone in the air we breathe shall be lowered from the current…

Volkswagen and Its Effect on the German Economy

Volkswagen, one of the world's largest automobile makers, was recently exposed as having cheated on diesel emissions tests as far back as 2009. The Environmental Protection Agency said that Volkswagen could face penalties of up to $18 billion for their wrongdoings. Show More Summary

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulation Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2 results in no demonstrable or verifiable mitigation of future climate change—the primary justification for the regulation. Show More Summary

American Wine Is Full of Poison

Sixty-four of the 65 bottles sampled had levels of arsenic above the US Environmental Protection Agency maximum.

Volkswagen Group of America head to testify before Congress

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hear testimony from Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn and also the Environmental Protection Agency. Lawmakers on the panel sent a letter to Volkswagen's CEO Tuesday requesting all documents and communications related to compliance with the Clean Air Act and federal emissions standards.

EPA's Final National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone is a Missed Opportunity

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a lower National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone of 70 parts per billion (ppb)/8-hours daily maximum concentration. While today's announcement represents progress towards improving...Show More Summary

New attack on California's dirty air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday adopted a stricter health standard for ozone, a lung-damaging component of smog. Here are some answers about the new rule: How stringent is the new limit on ozone? EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy selected a limit of 70 parts per billion, which...

EPA adopts new smog standard that environmentalists say is weak

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has adopted a stricter smog limit that will force states to reduce emissions and improve respiratory health for millions over the next decade while bringing billions in pollution-control costs to industry. Environmental groups said the Obama administration...

The Volkswagen Diesel Saga So Far

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars violated clean air standards by incorporating a “defeat device” that used engine management controls to cheat emissions tests. Since...Show More Summary

Obama Administration To Release Final Ozone Rule, Pleasing No One

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency plans to release a contentious and long-awaited new limit on ozone pollution Thursday, and it's not likely to mark the end of the argument. The EPA's final rule for ground-level ozone...Show More Summary

The EPA Is Finally Getting Serious About Protecting Poor Communities

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a ground-breaking rule requiring industry-wide monitoring of emissions at petroleum refineries. The new regulations, which the agency says will reduce pollution by 5,200 tons per year and lower cancer risk for 1.4 million people, mark a tu

Diesel GM Canyon/Colorado Twins First to Feel EPA’s Wrath

The diesel versions of the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon will be the first to undergo increased scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Agency after the recent Volkswagen scandal turned emissions reporting on its head. According to Automotive News, a spokesman for GM said the testing could slightly delay the truck’s fourth-quarter release. Show More Summary

Audi & Skoda Used “Cheat Sheet” Software

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Volkswagen Group continues its rapid descend this week and this is just the beginning. Last week, it was revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency that Volkswagen Group was deliberately violating the Clean Air Act on their TDI diesel models. The company admitted that 11 million of their cars have been fitted with the software that […]

40 Color Photos Capture Black Life in Chicago during the 1970s

John H. White was hired by the Environmental Protection Agency as a freelance photographer for the Documerica Project. In addition to taking photos “relating to environmental problems,” he was sent to capture images of everyday lifeShow More Summary

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