Supreme Court: EPA erred in rule on toxic emissions from power plants

The Washington Post June 29, 2015 By Robert Barnes and Joby Warrick The Supreme Court on Monday said the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency erred by not considering costs when it issued landmark 2011 regulations controlling emissions of mercury and other toxins from power-company smokestacks. The court’s 5-to-4 decision halts further implementation of the Mercury […]

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Local Democrats’ Uprising against Draconian Obama EPA Regs

National Review June 23, 2015 By Jillian Kay Melchior Dozens of Democratic municipal and state politicians, minority leaders, and labor bosses have recently penned letters protesting the Obama administration’s proposed ozone rules, claiming that the sweeping regulations would have devastating economic consequences, particularly for America’s most vulnerable. The Environmental Protection Agency plans to finalize its […]

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Proposed Rule for Big Trucks Aims at Cutting Fuel Emissions

The New York Times June 18, 2015 By Coral Davenport and Aaron M. Kessler The Obama administration on Friday introduced a major climate change regulation intended to reduce planet-warming carbon pollution from heavy-duty trucks. The rule, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department, is the latest in a march of pollution constraints […]

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EPA defends controversial biofuels program at Senate hearing

Reuters June 18, 2015 By Chris Prentice The U.S. environmental regulator on Thursday defended its handling of the nation’s controversial renewable fuels program at a congressional hearing, the first since its new biofuels targets last month provoked a furor among corn farmers and oil refiners. At the hearing by the Senate subcommittee on regulatory affairs […]

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