Articles Tagged 'Environmental Protection Agency'

Trump EPA finalizing rule to gut Obama coal plant regulations

The Trump administration is set to finalize Wednesday its much-anticipated rule gutting President Barack Obama’s signature plan for reducing carbon emissions from coal plants to… READ MORE

GOP Sen. Susan Collins to oppose confirmation of EPA’s Andrew Wheeler

by Josh Siegel
February 27, 2019

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced Wednesday she plans to oppose Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency because of his inattention… READ MORE

Controversial former coal titan in bid to clear name, win Senate seat in West Virginia

by Ben Wolfgang
January 2, 2018
Don Blankenship said the Environmental Protection Agency has become “the biggest polluter in the world” by forcing U.S. jobs to carbon-spewing countries like China. That’s… READ MORE

GOP sees looming 2012 elections as key to blocking climate rules

February 1, 2011
By Andrew Restuccia -The Hill Republicans are banking on the looming 2012 election to provide a political boost for their efforts to undercut the Environmental Protection Agency’s pending climate change rules this year. While a bill blocking EPA’s climate authority is likely to pass the House, the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Democrat-controlled Senate, as well as a… READ MORE

EPA pushes ahead with rule to clean up air in many states

July 8, 2010
By Matthew Daly ASSOCIATED PRESS The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern… READ MORE

Senate snubs limits on greenhouse gas regulation

June 11, 2010
By Matt Viser, The Boston Globe WASHINGTON — The US Senate defeated a bid yesterday to limit federal regulation of greenhouse gases, instead siding with the White House and environmentalists who said regulators must have sufficient tools to fight climate change. The GOP-backed resolution would have denied the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to implement carbon dioxide emissions rules crafted… READ MORE

As BP works to cap current leak, Obama eyes how to stop future spills

June 1, 2010
(CNN) — President Obama will meet Tuesday with the heads of a new commission created to investigate how to prevent future oil spills like the devastating leak from BP’s Gulf of Mexico well. White House aides said Obama will make public comments after meeting with former Sen. Bob Graham of Florida and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator William Reilly. The… READ MORE

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