RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Environmental Politics

A collection of news and information related to Environmental Politics published by this site and its partners.

Top Environmental Politics Articles

Displaying items 13-24
  • EPA Discusses Plan To Cleanup Higganum Cove

    HADDAM – The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious plan to cleanup an old industrial property near the Connecticut River, laced with toxic PCBs, lead and arsenic. Speaking before a crowd of some 60 people gathered...
  • GOP now embraces frivolous lawsuits

    We all mourn the death of former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, a great senator and statesman. And, no doubt, before his passing, Howard Baker mourned the death of the Republican Party he once knew and led so well. It ain't the same party anymore....
  • Winnetka considers ban on coal tar driveway sealants

    Winnetka considers ban on coal tar driveway sealants
    Determined to reduce pollutants found in stormwater and elsewhere in the local environment, officials in Winnetka this week moved one step closer to banning the use of coal tar-based driveway and parking lot sealants in the village. If the proposed coal...
  • Carbon producers can meet EPA's limits as they have in the past

    Past is prologue, and as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with new limits on carbon pollution from the nation's electric power plants, familiar alarms are sounding that the limits will drive up electric bills, threaten the...
  • Apple targets rising water use, production partners' emissions

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc acknowledged on Wednesday it needs to address manufacturing partners' carbon emissions and its own rising water consumption, though the iPhone maker said it had cut back sharply on greenhouse gas output. Apple last...
  • U.S. lawmakers threaten to subpoena EPA over power plant regs

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday threatened to subpoena the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to obtain documents related to rules on carbon pollution from power plants. Committee...
  • U.S. senators press for probe of report that oil companies blocked ethanol

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. farm-state Senators on Wednesday urged federal regulators to investigate allegations raised by a biofuel trade group that the oil industry uses "strong arm tactics" to prevent widespread use of higher blends of ethanol in...
  • Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule

    Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule
    More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...
  • EPA sets out to explain water rule that has riled US farm interests

    WASHINGTON A proposal that federal officials said was intended to simplify federal water laws has instead been interpreted to do the opposite and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to defend itself to agriculture and other industries....
  • Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program

    Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program
    Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar. The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...
  • All need to act to stop loss of wood storks in the Everglades

    All need to act to stop loss of wood storks in the Everglades
    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced last month the federal decision to reclassify the American wood stork from endangered to threatened status. This, she said, "demonstrates how the Endangered Species Act can be an effective tool to protect...
  • Regulators propose agreement to limit pollution from Exide plant

    Regulators propose agreement to limit pollution from Exide plant
    Air quality regulators have reached an agreement with Exide Technologies that would bar its battery recycling plant in Vernon from resuming operations until it installs new controls on arsenic emissions that pose a health risk to surrounding communities....