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Caterpillar front-loading machinery operates on mounds of coal at Arch Coal Terminals on June 3, 2014 in Cattletsburg, Ky. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

Kentucky Coal Miner: ‘I’ll Be Surprised’ If I’m Still Working 2 Years From Now

In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant’s aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rises into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.

06/04/2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley Applauds U.S. Plan to Curb CO2 Emissions

The federal government’s new plan for reducing pollutants blamed for global warming recognizes the value of steps Maryland has already taken, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday.

06/02/2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy signs new regulations for power plants June 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Bypassing Congress and using President Barack Obama's 'Climate Action Plan,' the new regulations will force more than 600 existing coal-fired power plants, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emission in the country, to reduce their carbon pollution 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

EPA Launches Controversial ‘Clean Power Plan’

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a plan that will set the first-ever national carbon pollution standards limits for America’s existing power plants.

06/02/2014

A Blue Heron walks along the rocks of the Chesapeake Bay. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama, Farmers Battle Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

A court case asks whether the EPA went too far in negotiating an agreement that puts pollution limits on the nation’s largest estuary.

04/29/2014

Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration's sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

GOP-Led Industry Groups Take On Climate Change In Supreme Court

Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration’s sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

02/23/2014

This digital composite image provided by NASA informs readers that because of the federal government shutdown they will not be posting to their social media site. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

The Numbers That Show How Essential An Agency Is

NASA may have the Right Stuff, but it’s not essential.

10/02/2013

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Ex-EPA Official Pleads Guilty to Theft

A former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency pleaded guilty Friday to stealing nearly $900,000 from the agency over 13 years by failing to show up for work while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA and for filing bogus expenses.

09/27/2013

The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming. credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Takes On Coal Power With First-Ever Carbon Restrictions

The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming.

09/19/2013

Interstate traffic (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Offers Gas Mileage Labels for Used Cars

The U.S. government has come up with window labels that show the gas mileage and pollution of used cars.

09/12/2013

EPA seal (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Federal Government Fighting with Itself Over Massive Fire at Refinery

The federal government is fighting with itself over a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in California that sent 15,000 people to hospitals with respiratory ailments.

08/27/2013

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