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  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    QUINLAN: New EPA emissions rules would bury coal

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now missed its April 13 deadline for finalizing rules limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from new power plants. The rules as proposed included an unattainable standard for new coal plants that would have left the nation unable to use its most plentiful energy source.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DRIESSEN: Double standards for regulators

    Americans must no longer ignore false realities and double standards that threaten our health and prosperity.


  • Investigators looking at EPA purchasing cards and checks

    If an Environmental Protection Agency workers went on a spending spree, investigators will find out soon.


  • associated press

    Emails a focus of EPA hearing

    President Obama's pick to be the next chief of the Environmental Protection Agency told Congress on Thursday that she never has used private emails or instant-messaging to try to avoid open-records laws, and promised to crack down on those within the agency who do.


  • Gina McCarthy

    'War on coal' may burn EPA nominee; GOP senators question Gina McCarthy's record

    With the Environmental Protection Agency set to play the central role in President Obama's second-term climate change agenda, would-be agency chief Gina McCarthy on Thursday tried to calm Republican fears that she would continue the perceived "war on coal" and other harsh regulations under her predecessor.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican (Associated Press)

    EPA acknowledges releasing personal details on farmers

    The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Tuesday that it released the personal information of thousands of farmers and ranchers to environmental activists.


  • **FILE** Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks at a climate workshop sponsored by the Climate Center at Georgetown University in Washington on Feb. 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

    EPA promises to retrain employees to follow open-records laws

    The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that it will retrain all employees on how to comply with open-records laws and acknowledged that it needs to do better at storing instant-message communications, after the agency came under severe fire from members of Congress who say it appears to have broken those laws.


  • Moniz, McCarthy nomination hearings put spotlight on Obama regulatory agenda

    Two of President Barack Obama's top appointees to oversee energy and pollution policy will take center stage this week at Senate confirmation hearings that should add new detail about the administration's second-term regulatory agenda.


  • House GOP starts new effort to rein in EPA regulation

    House Republicans plan to hold their first hearing Friday on draft legislation that would block any new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would raise energy prices or cost jobs, their latest bid to thwart the Obama administration's efforts to cut pollution from coal.


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