| Oct 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from power plants fell 10% from 2010 to 2012, as a result of more electricity being generated with natural gas rather than coal, according to new data released Wednesday by the Environmental...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park's visitor centers were open. The barricades at the World War II memorial were down. And the Giant Panda Cam was back on.
Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs Thursday after Congress passed and...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:34 AM
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rolled out the welcome mat to returning Environmental Protection Agency workers furloughed during the 16-day shutdown, offering muffins and his hope that Washington can avoid a repeat of the budget battle in three...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PIERRE - Government officials from four states, including South Dakota, have filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Administration, charging that EPA is violating the federal Clean Air Act by refusing to recognize that the states meet...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency will "effectively shut down" unless Congress approves stopgap funding by Oct. 1.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency won't be able to pay employees....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The regulations released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions from new power plants are so clearly necessary — and have been in the works for years — that it's difficult to even think of them as...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Friday to reduce future carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a major step to address climate change that industry and some environmentalist say could all but end the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Government officials from four states, including South Dakota, have filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Administration, charging that EPA is violating the federal Clean Air Act by refusing to recognize that the states meet federal...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's plans to curb the gases blamed for global warming are heading to their first test, a House hearing in which administration officials make their case before skeptical lawmakers.
The energy panel meeting...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:49 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three environmental groups are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to either assume oversight of Indiana's water pollution control program or order the state to correct "serious" permitting deficiencies the groups say...