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Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon submitted a reorganization plan to Congress and it was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Lisa P. Jackson. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank. The agency has approximately 17,000 full-time employees.Also see [http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/07s0483.xls U.S. Census Bureau spreadsheet] - Source: Wikipedia
The Climate Reality Project brought its "I'm Too Hot" trucks and offers of free ice cream to this week's Environmental Protection Agency hearings on power-plant emissions, but the climate wasn't cooperating.
Senate Republicans say they have uncovered troubling evidence of a complex money channel allowing billionaires to funnel money through charitable environmental groups to achieve their political agenda.
The atmosphere outside was festive, with music, free T-shirts and ice cream giveaways, but the mood inside the Environmental Protection Agency's first hearings on its proposed power plant regulations was anything but.
In a world of finite resources, rigorous cost-benefit analysis is essential to deciding what federal regulations are worthwhile. Thus, in a 2011 executive order, President Obama mandated that federal agencies "propose or adopt a regulation only upon a reasoned determination that its benefits justify its costs."
From destroyed hard drives at the IRS to bogus email accounts at the EPA, agency record-keeping scandals have stymied congressional investigations and are fueling calls for beefed-up enforcement of the federal records laws to prevent future tampering with critical evidence.
EPA chief Gina McCarthy issued a strong defense of controversial proposed new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants, telling a packed Senate hearing Wednesday the agency talked to all sides in the debate before issuing its draft recommendations.
A coalition of top business groups expressed rising concerns over the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants, demanding more time Tuesday to respond and eyeing a legal battle against the Obama administration if necessary.
The EPA's inspector general concluded that the agency did not show bias in denying fee waivers on open-records requests from conservative-leaning groups while approving those from liberal-leaning groups, according to an audit released Wednesday.
An inter-government e-mail obtained by Congress shows that agencies mired in controversies don't just have to answer to lawmakers, but to the National Archives as well.
The Environmental Protection Agency bowed to fierce criticism Wednesday and announced that it had hit the breaks on a fast-tracked plan to collect fines by garnishing paychecks of accused polluters.
Lawmakers pushed back Tuesday against the Environmental Protection Agency's move to garnish the paychecks of accused polluters, advancing a bill that would block the new authority.
Created under President Carter, the Senior Executive Service was designed to promote the best and brightest in federal government to transform the nation's bureaucracy, but a series of scandals is prompting congressional lawmakers to question whether the elite cadre of the federal workers is living up to its promise.
The Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to quietly assume power to garnishing paychecks of accused polluters ran into firm opposition Thursday from top Senate Republicans.
This week's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement introducing a new "rule" allowing the agency to garnish the wages of individuals to collect debts — without a court order — portends something quite serious.
Republican lawmakers Thursday tried to derail the Environmental Protection Agency's move to garnish paychecks of accused polluters, saying it was too much power in the hands of "an agency prone to regulatory abuses."