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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, May 12, 2010, file photo, a man looks out over the Chesapeake Bay, with the Bay Bridge in the background, at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md. A federal court is deciding whether the Obama administration's plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed oversteps legal bounds, an election-year appeal by farmers and 21 attorneys general that could shape future U.S environmental policy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Challenge to Chesapeake cleanup tests EPA power

    Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration's plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general that could shape future U.S. environmental policy.


  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy called for the inspector general to "temporarily halt" a probe after an investigator reported threatening behavior from an official inside the homeland security office, documents show. (Associated Press)

    EPA chief Gina McCarthy intervened to halt internal inquiry

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy personally intervened to delay an inspector general's investigation into the agency's homeland security division, records show.


  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a University of Colorado Law School event on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Jeremy Papasso)

    GRAY: Hearing problem — EPA's misguided climate plan

    Bureaucrats love hearings and they love complexity. Hearings let bureaucrats exercise authority, expand discretion and impose costs on others, while pleading it's all in the name of good process. And complexity obfuscates what the agency is doing, encouraging public apathy. No agency has mastered these lessons better than EPA.


  • Jamison: New hope for ex-Kerr-McGee site cleanup

    Maranatha Faith Center Pastor Steve Jamison sees the $5.15 billion settlement from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a major turning point in the 15-year fight his East Columbus church has led to remediate the contamination from the former Kerr-McGee site and protect the safety of those who live near it.


  • Jamison: New hope for ex-Kerr-McGee site cleanup

    Maranatha Faith Center Pastor Steve Jamison sees the $5.15 billion settlement from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a major turning point in the 15-year fight his East Columbus church has led to remediate the contamination from the former Kerr-McGee site and protect the safety of those who live near it.


  • LA oil field to spend $700K on upgrades

    The firm that maintains a South Los Angeles oil field where residents claim fumes have caused headaches, nosebleeds and other illnesses has agreed to spend about $700,000 to upgrade the facility.


  • Illustration on the EPA attack on coal by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    DUNCAN: A common-sense approach to coal

    The year ahead could have a transformative impact on America's energy landscape.


  • Superfund label stirs Silverton's concern

    San Juan County Commissioners are concerned after scientists and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency proposed Superfund designation for parts of Silverton polluted by mining operations, worried it might hurt their image as a tourist destination.


  • "The Renewable Fuel Standard was designed to drive investment in and the development of advanced biofuels. It has succeeded in doing that, if not at the pace Congress originally had hoped," said Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and a supporter of ethanol. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Running on empty: EPA slashes biofuel goals because of ethanol shortage

    Just a few years ago, it looked as though ethanol and its politically potent lobby would reshape the U.S. energy landscape, but now even the federal government has been forced to acknowledge that its projections for the biofuel simply don't match reality.


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