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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Corbett joins other governors in protecting Chesapeake

    An agreement to restore the Chesapeake Bay by protecting its vast drainage area from pollution was signed last week by governors from six states, including Pennsylvania. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is aimed at restoring and conserving the 64,...
  • Report: Virginia ranks 5th worst for toxic chemicals released in waterways

    Report: Virginia ranks 5<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> worst for toxic chemicals released in waterways
    Virginia and Hampton Roads rank among the worst in the nation for toxic chemicals in waterways, according to a report released Thursday by Environment Virginia. The commonwealth is 5th worst for the amount of pollutants dumped into rivers and streams by...
  • EPA's clean power plan will boost economy, create jobs

    GREEN BAY, Wis. In early June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a long-term plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The agency describes its Clean Power Plan as a "common-sense" way to reduce risks to public...
  • EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival

    EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the federal agency's proposed carbon rules are designed to boost nuclear plants that are struggling to compete. “There are a handful of nuclear facilities that because...
  • Chesapeake Bay states sign onto new bay agreement

    Chesapeake Bay states sign onto new bay agreement
    A new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement was signed Monday, breaking ground on two fronts: For the first time, all seven bay watershed jurisdictions pledged to work on goals beyond water quality, and climate change is included as a critical...
  • U.S. states sign regional pact to restore Chesapeake Bay

    By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - An agreement to restore the Chesapeake Bay by protecting its vast drainage area from pollution was signed on Monday by officials that included governors from six U.S. states. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed...
  • Protection Of State Lakes Gets Little Attention

    Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are...
  • Don't buy the smear of the EPA

     Don't buy the smear of the EPA
    The nation's worst polluters and their allies have launched a propaganda campaign to convince you that the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon pollution standards are nothing more than a backdoor energy tax that will kill jobs and cost you money....
  • Obama climate rule promises early health benefits

    Obama climate rule promises early health benefits
    By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
  • White House gives EPA emissions plan a strategic PR push

    White House gives EPA emissions plan a strategic PR push
    With fresh memories of the disastrous Obamacare rollout, the White House launched a campaign-style push Monday to promote its plan to slash carbon emissions 30% by the year 2030. The aggressive effort — which included rebutting Republican...