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  • EPA moves to toughen smog limits

    EPA moves to toughen smog limits
    The Obama administration announced Wednesday a long-anticipated move to tighten limits on smog-forming pollution, declaring that despite improvements in air quality in Maryland and nationwide, millions of vulnerable adults and children risk illness and...
  • Dan Esty Says Climate Change Deal Needs Grassroots Push

    Dan Esty Says Climate Change Deal Needs Grassroots Push
    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...
  • Obama putting key priorities on hold until after midterm election

    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...
  • EPA Administrator Makes A Hartford Homecoming

    EPA Administrator Makes A Hartford Homecoming
    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...
  • Average fuel economy rises to record 24.1 mpg in 2013 cars

    Average fuel economy rises to record 24.1 mpg in 2013 cars
    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...
  • Supreme Court upholds EPA rule to reduce cross-state pollution

    — 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...
  • 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,...
  • New bay restoration pact signed

    New bay restoration pact signed
    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,...
  • EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival

    EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival
    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...
  • 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...