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- Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds
- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
Latest Lisa Jackson Items
Stymied in Congress, the Obama administration is moving unilaterally to clamp down on power plant and oil refinery greenhouse emissions, announcing plans for developing new standards over the next year.
The Obama administration on Wednesday sued BP PLC and eight other firms for their roles in the Gulf oil disaster, saying they violated federal environmental laws in a bid to recoup billions of dollars in cleanup costs and damages after the worst oil spill in the nation's history.
Government agents hired to drive nuclear weapons and components in trucks sometimes got drunk on the job, including an incident last year in which two agents were detained by police at a local bar during a convoy mission, according to a report Monday by the Energy Department's watchdog.
Hundreds of coal miners rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday against the Obama administration's attempts to rein in mountaintop-removal mining, accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of trying to wipe out the coal industry.
The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern half of the country, a move environmental groups claim is a key step to cutting emissions that cause smog.
Gulf of Mexico cleanup crews working to block millions of gallons of oil from reaching land may soon have a giant on their side, if a weekend test of a new skimmer goes well.