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The Environmental Protection Agency will need a decade or more to complete assessments of dozens of toxic chemicals it targeted under a more aggressive approach unveiled last year, according to the Government Accountability Office.
While no official announcement has been made, speculation is swirling around Gina McCarthy as the White House's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration since 2009, is leaving her position, according to a media report.
The intense debate over fracking continues to play out on movie screens and television sets nationwide — and this time the industry's defenders are fighting back.
Matt Damon wanted to do a hit piece on fracking, the process by which natural gas is extracted from shale deposits deep in the ground.
The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.
Lisa Jackson stepped down Thursday as the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator, ending a four-year tenure in which she battled with industry and its Republican allies over new pollution controls, global warming and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general announced Monday his office will review whether officials relied on fake email accounts to conceal their identities and divert attention away from the Obama administration.
In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration on Friday imposed a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of pollution.
A House committee has launched an investigation into whether EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an email alias to try to hide correspondence from open-government requests and her agency's own internal watchdog — something that Republican lawmakers said could run afoul of the law.
The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell by 2025.
The average gas mileage of new cars and trucks will have to nearly double by 2025 under regulations that were finalized Tuesday by the Obama administration.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming, handing down perhaps the most significant decision on the issue since a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases could be controlled as air pollutants.
Rep. Ralph Hall represents the Fourth Congressional District of Texas, which straddles the Oklahoma and Arkansas borders northeast of Dallas. In more than six decades of public service, he also has been a county judge, a Texas state senator and a Navy pilot during World War II, when he served on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. In 2004, Mr. Hall switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party, explaining, ''I'm not comfortable in the caucus with them running down a president [George W. Bush] that I've known since he was 11." He currently is chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
When individuals attempt to solve a problem and end up creating unforeseen troubles, it's called the law of unintended consequences. When government does it, it's called the law of the land.
Ms. Jackson has told Congress that there is no evidence of a link.