Posts Tagged with "Environmental Protection Agency"

A Legal Setback for Clean Air and a New Chance to Fight Soot Pollution

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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A Legal Setback for Clean Air and a New Chance to Fight Soot Pollution

Bad news for American hearts and lungs: Last week, a federal circuit court struck down a proposed EPA clean air standard that would have reduced dangerous emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the EPA’s proposed Cross State Air Pollution Rule, or “Transport Rule” (PDF), exceeded [...]

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Scientists or Lobbyists: Who do You Trust to Act in the Best Interests of our World’s Rainforests?

Monday, June 4, 2012

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Scientists or Lobbyists: Who do You Trust to Act in the Best Interests of our World’s Rainforests?

In what has been called the biggest climate decision of the year for the Obama Administration, the Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil industries are flexing their lobbying muscle to overturn a crucial, science-based decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In January of this year, the EPA issued an initial finding that biofuels made [...]

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EPA Announces Powerful Air Pollution Safeguards: You Spoke and Lisa Jackson Listened

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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EPA Announces Powerful Air Pollution Safeguards: You Spoke and Lisa Jackson Listened

As the holidays draw near I’m raising a glass to all of you RAN activists, because—along with hundreds of thousands of clean air advocate allies—you stood up and asked the Environmental Protection Agency to protect our environment and our bodies from toxic pollutants. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the first-ever Mercury and Air Toxics Standards [...]

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Obama Buries Bad News, Insults Us All

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Obama Buries Bad News, Insults Us All

If you blinked, you probably missed it. Last Friday, when most were getting ready to enjoy the Labor Day holiday, President Obama slipped out an announcement that he was asking the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon a move to strengthen air pollution rules, a tightening of the Ozone Standard. I had hoped for better than [...]

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Clean Water Act – In Mountaintop Removal States

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Clean Water Act – In Mountaintop Removal States

A new poll released yesterday of likely voters in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia shows widespread opposition to mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and overwhelming support for enforcement of the Clean Water Act to better protect rivers and streams from the impacts of MTR. In a statement that accompanies the release, the pollsters said: [...]

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Top 5 Reasons The Obama-GOP Debt Ceiling Agreement Is A Bad Deal For The Environment

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Top 5 Reasons The Obama-GOP Debt Ceiling Agreement Is A Bad Deal For The Environment

President Obama just signed the debt deal into law. Just in time too — there were about 10 hours to spare before the midnight deadline, after which our government would most likely go into default. As bad as default would have been, the deal doesn’t appear to be a whole lot better. As Andy Kroll [...]

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Lessons For Activists From EPA’s Anniversary

Monday, December 13, 2010

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The anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency, created forty years ago this month, should remind us all of how action at the grass roots can make a real difference.  I am certainly not the only one who gets frustrated when bureaucrats bend in the face of pressure, wear narrow blinkers and ignore new facts, or [...]

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RAN DC Delivers Over 6,000 Public Comments To EPA

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Yesterday was the end of the public comment period for the April 1st guidelines that put tougher standards on mountaintop removal mining permits. So we stuffed the public comments into holiday stockings that read: “EPA: End MTR in 2011″ and headed down to the EPA with a letter. The letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson [...]

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Big Coal Launches Assault On EPA

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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The sharks smell the blood in the water. The opposition is emboldened. Whatever are we to do? After the “shellacking” that the Dems took at the hands of the teabaggers (love that double entendre), it’s obvious that the corporations, the front groups and the right wing climate skeptics taking over Congress are getting all George [...]

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EPA Visits Mountain(top Removal) In Kentucky

Friday, August 20, 2010

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On Tuesday I went to the town of Hazard in Perry County,  Kentucky. It’s a surreal-looking place, if you get up out of the valley onto any viewpoint the panorama that should be rolling hills stretching into the horizon, is missing something. The hill tops have disappeared.  It’s as if the landscape is a jigsaw [...]

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