Environmental Protection Agency
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.
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.
BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.
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.
The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation’s livestock farms — many capable of generating more waste than some cities — because it lacked information as basic as how many farms even existed.
The Potomac River, once so polluted that President Johnson called it ‘national disgrace’, seems to be heading back in that direction and a potential revision to the Clean Water Act could make it even easier to pollute.
Consulting and technology services provider ICF International has been awarded a $15 million contract with the Environmental Protection Agency.