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E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:40pm
Category: 
Energy

In marathon meetings and tense all-day drafting sessions, dozens of lawyers, economists and engineers at the Environmental Protection Agency are struggling to create what is certain to be a divisive but potentially historic centerpiece of President Obama’s climate change legacy.

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The Next Accident Awaits

Published: 
Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:40pm
Category: 
Chemicals

The United States is facing an industrial chemical safety crisis. The horrifying chemical spill that recently contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia is the latest in a relentless series of disasters and near-misses across the country.

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Kerry Quietly Makes Priority of Climate Pact

Published: 
Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:59pm

As a young naval officer in Vietnam, John Kerry commanded a Swift boat up the dangerous rivers of the Mekong Delta. But when he returned there last month as secretary of state for the first time since 1969, he spoke not of past firefights but of climate change.

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Eastern States Press Midwest to Improve Air

Published: 
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:24pm

In a battle that pits the East Coast against the Midwest over the winds that carry dirty air from coal plants, the governors of eight Northeastern states plan to petition the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to force tighter air pollution regulations on nine Rust Belt and Appalachian states.

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EPA criticizes environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline

Published: 
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 8:40am
Category: 
Energy

The agency responds to the State Department's draft report, which concluded the project would have a minimal impact.