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Peach Farm Crushed by Tyrannical EPA

The innocuously named Environmental Protection Agency rivals the IRS itself as the most tyrannical tool of the hypertrophied federal leviathan. To its growing list of victims we can add Mitcham Farms: The peach orchards at Mitcham Farms,...Show More Summary

McCarthy’s Comments on WOTUS in Missouri

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City yesterday. Her goal was to defend and explain the Administration’s proposed rules defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Show More Summary

Sam Graves to EPA: Stop your aggression and quit enforcing your rules

Sam Graves (and a bunch of other Republicans) want EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy o stop everything she's doing. Yet another Republican attack on the Environmental Protection Agency emerged Wednesday when seven-term Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri introduced legislation to hamstring the agency. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Defend Delinquent Polluters From Congressionally-Authorized EPA Plan

Right-wing media labeled the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to garnish the wages of polluters who have failed to pay their fines a "power grab," even though the agency is acting with authority granted to it by decades-old...Show More Summary

Opportunity to use science to establish radiation standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments from the general public and affected stakeholders about 40 CFR 190, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations. Show More Summary

Missouri Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Halt All EPA Regulations

The next day, something fell during asbestos abatement work at the Capitol, prompting the closure of the House side of the building and testing by hazardous material response teams and Environmental Protection Agency investigators. The post Missouri Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Halt All EPA Regulations appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Regulations; Biotech Hearing; Ag Econ; Farm Bill; and, Immigration- Thursday

Regulatory Issues Tim Devaney reported yesterday at The Hill Online that, “House Republicans clashed with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials Wednesday over the agency’s controversial plan to regulate small bodies of water, which the GOP says could hurt American farmers. Show More Summary

Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule

More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30%.

Obama EPA Threatens to Garnish Wages From Individual Offenders

Another out of control government agency… The Obama EPA claims it now has the authority to garnish wages from individuals who have violated its radical agenda. FOX News reported: The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the … Continue reading ?

EPA seeks wage garnishment power

Now this is lovely: the Environmental Protection Agency intends to assert for the first time a power to garnish your wages without a court order to cover fines or other sums it may assess. The new “administrative wage garnishment” power...Show More Summary

Student-designed device reduces gas lawnmower air pollution by over 90 percent

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Gas-powered lawnmowers are notorious polluters. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, running a new gas mower for one hour produces as much air pollution as would be generated by 11 typical automobiles being driven for the same amount of time. Show More Summary

EPA Wants to “Ditch the Myths” About WOTUS

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a conference call with media this morning in advance of her trip to Missouri this week to talk about the proposed Waters of the United States rule, or WOTUS. “I’m hoping...Show More Summary

EPA Chief on Tour to Defend WOTUS

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to the nation’s heartland this week to defend and explain the Administration’s proposed rules defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Show More Summary

The Climate Post: Supreme Court Says EPA Can Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In the latest decision on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to regulate carbon pollution, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, but voted 5-4 to limit permitting requirements. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Can’t See the Forest for the Trees Giant Forest Fire

Insanity: A decades-old program allowing fire departments to purchase surplus military vehicles appears to be no more. An agreement between the Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency, aimed at reducing emissions, will stop the sale of defense vehicles that don’t meet the EPA’s emission standards, the state forestry service reports. “This action will […]

What would you ask the head of the EPA?

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy speaks with reporters at a breakfast in Washington in June. Photo by Getty Images On Thursday, I hope to have a conversation with Gina McCarthy, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Show More Summary

Potent New Weed-Killer Could Be Sprayed Near Schools, Says Environmental Group

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering approval of a new herbicide that could pose health risks to school children, says the Environmental Working Group

EPA Approves First Bug That Eats CO2, Spits Out Ethanol

The brave new world of next generation biofuel has pushed the US Environmental Protection Agency into some strange new places. The agency has just given the thumbs-up to a genetically modified bacterium from the company Joule, whichShow More Summary

Game On

This summer marks a landmark in the battle against climate change. From now until October 12th, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) will take comments on a plan that calls for an overall 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from existing power plants. Show More Summary

Myths and Facts About The EPA's Move To Protect Drinking Water

Conservative media are calling the Environmental Protection Agency's clarification of the Clean Water Act an "unprecedented land grab" that will regulate "nearly every drop of water." However, the proposed revision, which will help protect...Show More Summary

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