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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

Keystone XL Protesters (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

Obama Condemns Islamic State 'Death Cult' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Threatens To EPA Related Bills

Three House Republican bills would prevent or delay environmental decisions, warns White House.

11/17/2014

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia conducts a naturalization ceremony for 16 new U.S. citizens during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 2013 at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Scalia: EPA Could Not ‘Just Rewrite The Statute’ To Bring Greenhouse Gases Under A Provision

The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration’s only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

06/23/2014

Former 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

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CBS News Poll: Most Americans Skeptical Of Immediate Impact Of Global Warming

A new poll finds that many Americans are skeptical of the immediate impact global warming can cause on the planet.

06/02/2014

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Cleaner Air Could Mean Higher Electric Bills

Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.

05/21/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to members of the media after a policy luncheon on May 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid Blocks Bid By Supporters To Include Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Measure In Energy Bill

A bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted.

05/08/2014

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

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