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  • Under Gina McCarthy,  The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

    EPA chief McCarthy, critics spar at Senate hearing over new rules

    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.

  • EPA chief McCarthy defends actions, says agency is cooperating with investigations

  • EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told testified on Capitol Hill that she has never tried to obstruct oversight of her agency. (Associated Press)

    McCarthy denies trying to obstruct oversight at EPA

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told members of Congress at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that she has never tried to obstruct oversight of her agency.

  • One of the email addresses of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy apparently has been scrubbed. (Associated Press)

    Watchdog rebuffed on EPA data turns to NSA

    A pro-business watchdog group sued the National Security Agency on Monday, demanding that the spy agency turn over metadata logs for some phones registered to top EPA officials in a pioneering legal maneuver that seeks to use the government's own secret data to check up on other agencies.

  • The Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant is shown under construction in Augusta, Georgia in 2012. One of the existing reactors is shown in the background. (Associated Press)

    Nuclear industry sees revival with carbon goals

    The Obama administration's proposed regulations for power plants would give a big boost to nuclear power as the industry faces an uncertain future with increasing retirements and declining prospects for dozens of aging reactors.

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency's efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Utah appearance by EPA administrator McCarthy is her first stop in a three-city tour that also includes Seattle and Portland. She is meeting with politicians, local leaders and business people as the EPA tries to implement President Barack Obama's climate-change plan. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    EPA official lauds new Salt Lake City program

    In the first stop on a three-city Western tour, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday touted a Salt Lake City initiative that encourages businesses to be more energy efficient.

  • EPA chief to visit Fla. school

    The head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency is visiting a Florida classroom to raise awareness about asthma.

  • Wyoming governor blasts EPA's coal plant proposal

    Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposal to require new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon-capture technology.

  • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks to the Associated Press during an interview at her office in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    EPA accused of blocking independent investigations

    A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress.

  • 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.

  • Officials tour Memphis, review federal investments

    The heads of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency toured Memphis on Friday to review results of federal investments aimed at improving housing and transportation options, protecting the environment and building stronger regional economies.

  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 28, 2014, file photo, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discusses proposed regulations with coal industry leaders at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, file)

    EPA's Gina McCarthy: Climate change 'biggest public health challenge we face'

    Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, called climate change the biggest health issue facing the United States and that states and the private sector need to step up and take speedier steps to develop alternative energy sources.

  • US agencies seek to clarify wetlands protections

    Federal agencies Tuesday asserted regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands in an effort to clarify which are shielded from development under the Clean Water Act, an issue that remains in dispute even after two U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

  • Murray Energy sues EPA, alleges law noncompliance

    An Ohio-based coal operator is suing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming that the agency has failed to comply with the Clean Air Act's requirement to evaluate the potential impact of its regulatory actions on employment.

  • Obama budget seeks cuts in Great Lakes program

    President Barack Obama's 2015 budget requests the least spending yet on a Great Lakes cleanup program his administration has championed, but an official said Tuesday the cutback does not signal eroding support for the cause.

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