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  • Kaine, Warner look for middle road on carbon rules

    When it comes to the EPA's newly announced carbon rules, U.S. sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are glad to have more time for study before the regulations are finalized. They're walking a fine line as representatives of a state that produces coal, but...
  • EPA administrator says rule critics 'crying wolf' to protect interests

    EPA administrator says rule critics 'crying wolf' to protect interests
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy offered a blunt defense Monday of the Obama administration’s new rule to cut carbon dioxide pollution, toutingĀ its benefits against mounting criticism from the coal industry and some...
  • New England Leading The Way In Capping Carbon Emissions

    New England Leading The Way In Capping Carbon Emissions
    New England's five-year head start on capping greenhouse gases is expected to make light work of a requirement proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The rule proposed Monday requires...
  • Environment trumps politics: The U.S. takes a stand on climate change

    Environment trumps politics: The U.S. takes a stand on climate change
    In a single stroke Monday, the Obama administration opened a two-front war against the forces of scientific ignorance and political inertia. Its weapon was a policy proposal aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants 15% to 17%...
  • White House gives EPA emissions plan a strategic PR push

    White House gives EPA emissions plan a strategic PR push
    With fresh memories of the disastrous Obamacare rollout, the White House launched a campaign-style push Monday to promote its plan to slash carbon emissions 30% by the year 2030. The aggressive effort — which included rebutting Republican...
  • Don't buy the smear of the EPA

     Don't buy the smear of the EPA
    The nation's worst polluters and their allies have launched a propaganda campaign to convince you that the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon pollution standards are nothing more than a backdoor energy tax that will kill jobs and cost you money....
  • Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]

    Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier this month announced plans to lower the carbon emissions from our antiquated coal-fired power plants 30 percent by 2030. Much of the justification for this has been focused on the need to...
  • Supreme Court upholds EPA rule to reduce cross-state pollution

    The Supreme Court by a lopsided vote upheld an Obama administration regulation that requires states with coal-fired power plants to reduce the air pollution that drifts across Midwest and East Coast states. “This is a big win for the nation’...
  • Virginia on losing, and winning, side in cross-state pollution ruling

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday resurrected Environmental Protection Agency rules targeting air pollution that drifts across state borders, handing the Obama administration a victory on one of its major environmental efforts. The...
  • EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools

    EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools
    WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy,...
  • EPA moves to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay from proposed Pebble Mine

    EPA moves to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay from proposed Pebble Mine
    SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska’s Bristol Bay -- home to the most productive sockeye salmon...