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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:46am
Category: 
Energy

Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday.

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Anadarko To Pay Record Settlement To Clean Up Kerr-McGee's 85-Year Toxic Legacy

Published: 
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:27am
Category: 
Chemicals

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday a $5.15 billion settlement with a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum in what is, according to the two agencies, the largest pollution cleanup settlement in history.

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White House Unveils Plans to Cut Methane Emissions

Published: 
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 9:31pm
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas production.

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Clean Water Act proposal would protect more water sources in West

Published: 
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:57pm
Category: 
Water

The Obama administration proposed a long-awaited rule on Tuesday to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects wetlands near rivers and waterways fed by seasonal thaws and rains — a decision that could particularly shield water sources in the West.

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As Listener and Saleswoman, E.P.A. Chief Takes to the Road for Climate Rules

Published: 
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:28pm
Category: 
Energy

Gina McCarthy was deep in enemy territory. Here on this wind-whipped prairie pocked with strip mines, Ms. McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, faced 20 coal miners, union workers and local politicians deeply suspicious of the new climate change regulations she had come to pitch.