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With a divided Congress unlikely to move any controversial climate change legislation, the hopes of environmentalists this year once again will be pinned on the executive authority of President Obama.
The new year brings bad tidings to corn. The Midwestern states have been harvesting bushels of cash from the 2007 congressional directive requiring gasoline refineries to adulterate the fuel with corn, but the good times may soon end. This reform is possible now that certain liberal dreamers acknowledge that the scheme serves neither an economic nor environmental purpose.
The federal government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but worrisome to scientists and environmentalists who fear it could invite growers to use more chemicals on crops.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but feared by scientists and environmentalists who worry it could invite growers to use more chemicals.
"EPA official sentenced for bizarre 'spy' ruse" (Web, Dec. 18) really got my ire up. John C. Beale and a host of others like him have over the years been allowed to retire or quit their federal jobs and draw their civil service retirements later. From what I gather, there is no provision to strip such individuals of their civil service pensions even if they get long prison sentences.
An Environmental Protection Agency push to regulate fire hydrants and require that all new ones be built without lead fell flat this week, as the Senate voted to override a House bill containing the measure.
John C. Beale, the former high ranking EPA bureaucrat whose ruse about working as a spy allowed him to collect years of paychecks despite not showing up to work, was sentenced to just over two-and-a-half years in federal prison Wednesday.
The high-ranking EPA bureaucrat who bilked the agency of more than $800,000 by pretending to be a CIA operative is in therapy trying figure out what — beyond greed — caused him to pull off perhaps the most infamous workplace attendance fraud in government history.
The fate of key clean-air regulations — central to the President Obama's larger environmental agenda — now rests with the Supreme Court, which on Tuesday hinted it may throw the administration a lifeline and allow controversial pollution rules to be reinstated.