| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:04 AM
South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to penalties totaling an estimated $350 million for inflating fuel economy claims on 1.2 million vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
The penalty — the largest in Clean Air...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Reuters - Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp will pay a $100 million penalty for selling cars with lower fuel economy than the companies had claimed in what U.S. authorities said on Monday was the largest such accord to date.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 2:24 AM
After two decades of international meetings on climate change have failed to reach consensus, the environmental world is beginning to sense a change in direction.
The impacts of climate change no longer are being projected, they are being observed and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:09 PM
President Obama is taking time out from his much-trumpeted "year of action" to observe a period more important to his Democratic allies in Congress: the season of campaigning.
One by one, the Obama administration is setting aside key priorities, in...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 1:44 PM
HARTFORD — Gina McCarthy was one of the last people ever to walk into the Phoenix Auditorium on the fifth floor of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection offices here.
And McCarthy, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:48 AM
New vehicles reached a record-high fuel economy in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency reported.
In its annual report on fuel economy and carbon-dioxide emissions, the federal agency said Wednesday that 2013 model year vehicles achieved an average...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:06 PM
— The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a significant victory on an environmental issue, with a 6-2 decision that upholds a regulation requiring Midwestern states with coal-fired power plants to reduce harmful emissions that drift to the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:13 AM
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.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Government officials involved in the multistate Chesapeake Bay cleanup pledged Monday to broaden and accelerate the long-running effort, including a vow to address the impacts of climate change on the ailing estuary.
Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the federal agency's proposed carbon rules are designed to boost nuclear plants that are struggling to compete.
“There are a handful of nuclear facilities that because...