EPA

Uncorking Limits on Power Plant and Refinery Pollution

There is good news on the horizon in the effort to tackle global warming pollution. Using authority provided by Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court, today the Environmental Protection … Read more

Urban Wildlife Inspires Greater Need for Healthy Communities

This past weekend, I was inspired by one of the most awesome spectacles I’ve witnessed since moving to the nation’s capital: On my ride home from some Christmas shopping, I … Read more

EPA On Verge of Important Step Toward First Carbon Regs

Politico is reporting today that  the Environmental Protection Agency is about to announce key deadlines for moving forward with the first ever carbon regulations.  These rules will require polluters to start … Read more

How does the Clean Air Act affect your life?

In honor of the 40th birthday of the Clean Air Act, I decided to figure out how much air I breathe.  It seemed an easy way to see how important … Read more

PlaNYC wins EPAward

EPA announced it’s “Smart Growth” awards for livability in cities and towns. New York City’s PlaNYC took the top award. Read more

Echo Lake in Colorado

Public Lands, Water and Wildlife Package Will Help Protect America’s Natural Resources

From the mountain lions in the Organ Mountains of New Mexico, to lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes, to the barred owl of the Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area–a package … Read more

After Five Years and Legal Wrangling, Agency Finally Protects South Carolina Wetland

On November 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reasserted basic federal Clean Water Act protections for a 31-acre coastal wetland in Horry County, South Carolina, near Murrells Inlet. That’s the good news. Read more

EPA Takes Another Key Step on Global Warming Pollution

Much like the recently announced clean vehicle rules that will take our fleet to an average of 60 miles per gallon in the decades to come, today’s new clean air … Read more

Clean Air Act to Turn 40 – EPA Wants to Hear from You!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Clean Air Act Amendments later this year, and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson wants to know … Read more

Car Shopping? Just in from an EPA Hearing on New Fuel Economy Labels…

Shopping for new wheels.  It’s a pretty big deal.  With dealer showrooms filling up with groundbreaking new technology, it’s also a pretty exciting time to be looking for a new … Read more