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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • 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...
  • 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's all-electric 2015 e-Golf

    First drive: Volkswagen's all-electric 2015 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,...
  • GOP pleads ignorance while our planet melts [Commentary]

    GOP pleads ignorance while our planet melts [Commentary]
    It is irreversible now. And there's a word that should get everybody's attention. Last month, two groups of scientists, publishing separately in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters, issued reports that came to alarmingly similar...
  • EPA greenhouse gas rule may lay new bet on future natural gas supplies

    The Obama administration's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30% by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies. The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and...
  • Capping carbon dioxide emissions is crucial [Letter]

    Capping carbon dioxide emissions is crucial [Letter]
    Although recent national news has focused on the latest political events and gun attacks, the Obama administration's new rules forcing reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is far more important ("Carbon rules can work," June 2)....
  • Ford lowers fuel economy ratings for Fiesta and hybrids, will pay owners again

    Ford lowers fuel economy ratings for Fiesta and hybrids, will pay owners again
    For the second time in a year, Ford has had to lower its fuel economy ratings on the C-Max Hybrid. This time, six models get reduced mpg ratings, including the 2014 Fiesta, 2013-14 Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in, the 2013-14  C-Max Energi plug-...