United States Environmental Protection Agency

Latest United States Environmental Protection Agency Items
  • EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said the agency's new rule that will limit toxic pollutants released by coal- and oil-fired power plants is the Obama administration's "biggest clean-air action yet." (Associated Press)

    EPA releases rule citing oil and coal power plants

    Clean up or shut down.


  • Fracking firm calls EPA move a threat to whole industry

    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.


  • John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable, speaks with editors and reporters of The Washington Times in December. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Business leader: Regulations stunt growth

    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.


  • Illustration: EPA regulations by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    MILLOY: Time to leash Obama's EPA

    Will House Republicans squander an entire year of effort to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency?


  • Illustration: Energy by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DRIESSEN: American resources for U.S. recovery

    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.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Light bulb ban creates public health risks

    On Jan. 1, less than one month from now, the government-mandated ban on the sale of tried-and-true 100 watt incandescent light bulb will go into effect. As a result, consumers will have no choice but to buy alternative light bulbs such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Therefore, it is time to take stock of the significant health hazard posed by the presence of mercury in those bulbs.


  • House bars EPA from restricting farm dust

    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.


  • Illustration: Regulating rain by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    PETERSEN: Washington doesn't need to regulate rain

    If the Supreme Court declines to review it, a recent ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will put federal courts into the business of managing every acre of privately owned timberland in America. Farmers beware. You could be next. In May, the 9th Circuit determined that rainwater draining from forest roads into local streams, rivers and lakes is "point source pollution." As such, it must be regulated in the same way effluent from sewage-treatment plants is regulated. To make a long story short, rainwater that accumulates alongside logging roads has become a new target of environmental litigators.


  • LORIS: Stuffed with CO2 regulations

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson recently announced that her agency would proceed with twice-delayed regulations targeting power plants that emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.


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