Environmental Protection Agency

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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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EPA Head: ‘The Challenge Today Is Just To Stop Arguing About’ Climate Change

The newly appointed administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday the only way to confront climate-change challenges and environmental problems facing agriculture is for farmers and government agencies to work together.

08/16/2013

A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EPA Dropping Plans To Have Experts Review Study Linking Fracking To Groundwater Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped plans to have outside experts review its theory that hydraulic fracturing may have played a role in groundwater pollution in Wyoming, and the agency no longer plans to write a final report on its research that led to the controversial finding a year and a half ago.

06/21/2013

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Obama Making Plans To Tackle Global Warming

President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. “We know we have to do more — and we will do more,” Obama said Wednesday in Berlin.

06/19/2013

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Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?

This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.

04/24/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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Obama Nominates Wal-Mart’s Burwell as Budget Chief

President Barack Obama has tapped Wal-Mart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington’s heated partisan budget battles and is filling vacancies at the Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency, an official says.

03/04/2013

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Judge: EPA Exceeded Authority Trying To Regulate Stormwater Runoff As Pollutant

A federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection agency exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff into a Fairfax County creek as a pollutant.

01/04/2013

BP has been temporarily suspended from new US contracts, The Environmental Protection Agency stated. (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

BP Suspended From New US Contracts

BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

11/28/2012

File photo of Energy Secretary Steven Chu (L) and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson (R). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Heitkamp: ‘I’d Tell Obama He’s Wrong’ On Energy

Democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp said President Barack Obama’s energy policy is “wrong” and he should replace his energy secretary and Environmental Protection Agency director.

10/11/2012

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