Obama, Farmers Battle Over Chesapeake Bay CleanupA court case asks whether the EPA went too far in negotiating an agreement that puts pollution limits on the nation's largest estuary.
GOP-Led Industry Groups Take On Climate Change In Supreme CourtIndustry 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.
Sen. Paul: EPA Has 'Overzealous, Anti-Coal Agenda'Kentucky's U.S. senators and its five Republican congressmen joined Monday in a legal fight before the U.S. Supreme Court, filing a brief that challenges environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants.
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.
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.
Federal Court Upholds Bush-Era Smog StandardA federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place.
Obama Vows Tough Push On Global Warming ChangesPresident 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.
Senate Confirms Physicist Moniz As Energy Chief Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation's new energy secretary.
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.
Obama Nominates 3 to Cabinet-Level PositionsPresident 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.
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.
EPA Nearly Doubles Biofuels Mandate Despite Court Saying White House Setting Overly Optimistic Production QuotasDays 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.
EPA Administrator Jackson Resigns Environmental Protection Agency Administration Lisa Jackson says she's stepping down after nearly four years on the job.
The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On RecyclingFrom the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
USDA Chief: Rural America Becoming 'Less Relevant'Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It's "becoming less and less relevant," he says.