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Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

EPA Chief: ‘Can We Stop Talking About Environmental Regulations Killing Jobs?’

President Barack Obama’s top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration’s plan to crack down on global warming pollution.

07/31/2013

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Federal Court Upholds Bush-Era Smog Standard

A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place.

07/23/2013

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Obama Vows Tough Push On Global Warming Changes

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.

06/20/2013

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Senate Confirms Physicist Moniz As Energy Chief

Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation’s new energy secretary.

05/16/2013

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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 3 to Cabinet-Level Positions

President Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office.

03/04/2013

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Menendez’ Bill Could Have Aided Donor’s Investment

Sen. Robert Menendez sponsored legislation with incentives for natural gas vehicle conversions that would benefit the biggest political donor to his re-election, the same eye doctor whose private jet Menendez used for two personal trips to the Dominican Republic, an Associated Press investigation found.

03/04/2013

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EPA Nearly Doubles Biofuels Mandate Despite Court Saying White House Setting Overly Optimistic Production Quotas

Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government issued new standards Thursday that raise production estimates for 2013.

02/01/2013

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EPA Administrator Jackson Resigns

Environmental Protection Agency Administration Lisa Jackson says she’s stepping down after nearly four years on the job.

12/27/2012

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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