Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Hearing Must Raise Tough Questions on Science, Enforcement of Laws and Industry Relationships

Wednesday’s hearing on the nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may prove to be the most important hearing for the EPA since it was established 47 years ago …

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EPA Must Continue to Act on Climate for Wildlife

In 1970, President Richard Nixon created the United State Environmental Protection Agency to protect human health and the environment.  At the time, cities were choked with smog, some rivers were …

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EPA Cuts Methane Pollution

The rule will regulate methane emissions by requiring: Leak detection and repair (spotting leaks and repairing them on a regular basis) Efficiency upgrades to existing equipment (installing technology that stops …

EPA Biofuel Rule Includes Loophole that Threatens Wildlife Habitat

Homegrown ethanol should not come at the expense of vanishing prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. That was the deal Congress struck in 2007 when it mandated billions of gallons of …

Hardrock Mine Pollution: Environmental Hits Just Keep Coming

The fouling of the Animas and other rivers by 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from an old inactive gold mine in the Colorado mountains in August was dramatic and …

New Methane Rule Advances Climate Action, Protects Wildlife

Today, August 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed critical new performance standards to limit methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, our nation’s largest emitter of this pollution. …

What We Can Learn from the Colorado Mine Waste Spill

Oftentimes when we talk about conserving our public lands, fish and wildlife and protecting our clean air and waterways, there is an overarching impulse that transcends all politics and economics. …

What Else Could Taxpayers Get For $165 Million?

Wednesday is Tax Day. Across the country, millions of Americans are sitting down and taking stock of exactly how much we owe the IRS. Most Americans don’t want the federal …

President Delivers Tar Sands Wildlife Win, Keystone XL Rejection Next

President Obama took a huge step to help protect wildlife from destructive, climate disrupting tar sands oil. On February 24, he vetoed a fossil fuel industry giveaway bill from Congress that …

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A Mine Here? We Can’t Bear It

Every summer, brown bears gather in the pristine waterways of Alaska’s Bristol Bay to catch wild salmon swimming upstream to spawn. But soon, this vast habitat area that is home to …

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