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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Peninsula leaders support Obama's climate action plan

    Peninsula leaders are joining in a letter sent Tuesday to President Barack Obama vowing enthusiastic support for his climate action plan, including controversial first-ever curbs on existing power plant emissions expected next week. Hampton Council...
  • Report: Many Find 'Global Warming' More Threatening Than 'Climate Change'

    Report: Many Find 'Global Warming' More Threatening Than 'Climate Change'
    A Yale report says American feel more personally threatened by "global warming" than by "climate change." And no wonder. "Global warming" makes Americans think of melting glaciers, coastal flooding, a hole in the ozone layer and worldwide catastrophe,...
  • U.S. Chamber says new EPA rule could cost economy $51 billion a year

    U.S. Chamber says new EPA rule could cost economy $51 billion a year
    Signaling growing industry opposition to the Obama administration’s forthcoming proposal to curb carbon emissions from power plants, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned in a report Wednesday that the climate-change rule could cost the economy tens...
  • Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions

    Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions
    CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
  • Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

    Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
    Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
  • Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
  • Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX

    Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX
    High levels of potentially harmful exhaust particles from jets using Los Angeles International Airport have been detected in a broad swath of densely populated communities up to 10 miles east of the runways, a new air quality study reported Thursday....
  • Honda Accord Hybrid's MPG numbers may be misleading, report says

    Honda Accord Hybrid's MPG numbers may be misleading, report says
    Honda's Accord Hybrid may be leading its class in MPG, but the popular vehicle's fuel-economy numbers might be misleading. So says Consumer Reports. "The Accord Hybrid's 40 mpg performance on ... city and highway tests make it a class leader for...
  • First Drive: Volkswagen to enter U.S. electric market with e-Golf

    First Drive: Volkswagen to enter U.S. electric market with e-Golf
    For several years, Volkswagen has been watching the race to develop viable electric cars from the sidelines. But this fall, the German automaker will bring its first all-electric vehicle to the U.S., a battery-powered version of the venerable Golf,...
  • Carbon rules can work [Editorial]

    Carbon rules can work  [Editorial]
    Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric...
  • Rat poison maker agrees to stop selling formula that harmed kids, pets

    Rat poison maker agrees to stop selling formula that harmed kids, pets
    After years of challenges to federal environmental officials, the maker of d-Con rat traps has agreed to discontinue a consumer line of poison-laced baits that have accidentally harmed children, wildlife and pets. The rodent-control products will be...