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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - United States Environmental Protection Agency
President Obama said in his State of the Union address, "I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury pollution." Of course, no one is asking him to back down. There is no movement in favor of exposing kids to mercury poisoning. It was like boldly proclaiming opposition to organized dog fights.
Government regulators, environmental groups and the news media tell us that the air we breathe is polluted, the water we drink is tainted, our orange juice contains a fungicide, and evil corporations are hoping to make a profit at Mother Earth's expense. They also remind us that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies are protecting us by fighting the greedy capitalists who seek our destruction.
Thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), everyone will breathe a little easier in the new year, apparently, as the agency begins enforcing tougher emission standards on coal-fired power plants. It was a cause celebre for the Sierra Club and its inside-the-Beltway campaign "Beyond Coal," which exposed Washingtonians to endless ads of coughing babies and tuna-fish sandwiches.
President Obama defended the work of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, saying he would stand with the agency that has taken a beating from Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign circuit.
The natural gas industry and its opponents are readying their final arguments for what many think will be a critical year in the debate over "fracking" safety.
Two new four-cylinder, two-wheel-drive Honda Crosstour models are set to go on sale next month, broadening the vehicle's appeal through a lower price point and EPA-estimated fuel economy that increases 3 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway.
The Chinese city of Xi'an has some of the worst air quality in the world. Yet its air is significantly safer than the air in U.S. cities, according to a new study.
Mike Sackett remembers what he thought when he saw the eye-popping fines of more than $30,000 a day that the Environmental Protection Agency was threatening to impose on him over a piece of Idaho property worth less than one day's penalty.
Even as he finds himself the public face of investment firm MF Global's bankruptcy and admitted to lawmakers that he had no idea how client funds disappeared, Congress and the administration have voiced no public concern about Bradley Abelow's role advising the $8.6 billion government agency on its finances.
Clean up or shut down.
The company at the center of a nationally watched battle with the Environmental Protection Agency over the safety of natural gas "fracking" fears the case could have a "chilling" effect on the development of a booming source of domestic energy.
The U.S. business community is facing "an epidemic" of regulatory overreach from the Obama administration that is creating uncertainty for corporate leaders and holding back the economic recovery, a top business leader warned Tuesday.
Will House Republicans squander an entire year of effort to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency?
They are clueless about reinvigorating the economy, but Congress and the administration have proved they know how to kill jobs, prosperity and hope. Their energy policies are especially destructive.
The House has passed a bill to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from cracking down on farm dust, even though the agency says it has no plans to regulate that pollution.