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5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

This article was co-authored by Kristin Meek. Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever standards to limit carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. After an extended comment period during which the agency received more than 4 million comments, EPA is expected to finalize the plan this […]

Walker puts EPA in the crosshairs

In a Walker administration, the Environmental Protection Agency would effectively be stripped of all of its enforcement powers.

Daily dose: Burr already on hot seat edition

TV ads target Sen. Burr over EPA’s carbon emissions plan (Raleigh News & Observer) -- A pair of TV ads aimed at U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, for his opposition to the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s forthcoming plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants was launched on Monday by a national group. Show More Summary

Walker says EPA should be limited 'umbrella organization'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday he would shift most of the responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state-based regulators, leaving the EPA to serve as an "umbrella...Show More Summary

Walker says EPA should be limited 'umbrella organization'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should become an "umbrella organization," with most of its powers shifted to state regulators. The Wisconsin governor discussed...Show More Summary

The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel, Public workshop, Sacramento, 29 July 2015

Date & time: Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:00 to 11:30 AM Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Klamath Training Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812 Ocean acidification and hypoxia, often coupled due to biological and oceanographic processes, have the potential for profound impacts to marine and coastal environments. Show More Summary

EPA Called On To Stop States From Permitting Polluting Facilities Through Discriminatory Processes

The US Environmental Protection Agency was recently called on to respond to a decade’s worth of complaints regarding discriminatory practices on the part of states issuing permits to polluting facilities sited in marginalized communities...Show More Summary

Compliance Strategies for Satisfying Clean Power Plan Requirements

By Matt Drews Next month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release the final Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule, which regulates carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. While states may comply independently or work together to achieve Clean Power Plan goals, Navigant Consulting has found that states can substantially [...]

How Poverty Stunts Kids' Brain Development

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When U.S. scientists confirmed that lead exposure from gasoline caused permanent mental disability, deafness and a host of other health problems, the Environmental Protection Agency acted swiftly in 1973, calling for the incrementalShow More Summary

U.S. proposes voluntary oil and gas company cuts in methane emissions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a program for oil and gas companies to make voluntary pledges to cut and track emissions of methane, one component of its wider strategy to target the potent greenhouse gas and combat climate change, the agency said Thursday.

New Study Emphasizes Need to Find and Fix Methane Leaks, Reveals Limits of Voluntary Action

A study published recently in Environmental Science & Technology confirms official figures from the Environmental Protection Agency showing that an enormous amount of methane, about 80 billion cubic feet per year, is escaping from key nodes along the nation’s natural gas interstate pipeline system. read more

Solstice Refrigerant Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Global regulators are increasingly moving to phase out refrigerants that lead to global warming. On July 2, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced landmark regulations that will phase out the use of many of the world’s most potent hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), such as R-404A, in a variety of applications. Show More Summary

Four things to look for in EPA's new voluntary methane reduction proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soon expected to propose its new "enhanced" Natural Gas STAR program, providing guidelines for oil and gas companies that want to voluntarily work to reduce their methane emissions. CallsShow More Summary

Tightening the Screws On Fracking

One of the most intractable problems of fracking is the threat its toxic, radioactive wastewater poses to our environment and our health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to prevent municipal wastewater treatment plants from accepting this hazardous wastewater is one important step toward a solution. Show More Summary

Coal Is Losing the War on Coal

There is, indeed, a war on coal going on. But while politicians and industry lobbyists tend to identify the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration as coal’s chief antagonists, the array of forces facing the powerful black fuel is far greater. Show More Summary

EPA Chief Talks WOTUS with Corn Growers

Speaking to members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) meeting in Washington DC this week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy defended her agency’s Clean Water Rule, better known as WOTUS or Waters of the US. Show More Summary

This Map Shows The Frightening Overlap Between Pollution and Poverty

The Enviornmental Protection Agency has a new tool called EJSCREEN, which lets you overlay the agency’s environmental data on a geographic map, along with layers of information showing poverty. The result is as depressing as you’d probably expect. Read more...

EPA chief calls for conservation partnerships. Ag Minute for July 16, 2015

The regional head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he is willing to allow states or other agencies to take the lead when they have programs that are working. Click here for full story.

Iowa utility agrees to phase out seven coal plants in settlement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Sierra Club said on Wednesday that an Iowa utility has agreed to phase out seven coals plants in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency, the state and the environmental group.

Iowa Utility Will Phase Out Coal At 5 Plants, In Milestone For Sierra Club

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

An Iowa utility will phase out coal at five plants in the state under a settlement announced Wednesday by the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Sierra Club and the state of Iowa were also co-plaintiffs...Show More Summary

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