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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.

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Obama’s Pipeline

Published: 
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:50pm
Category: 
Energy

When I was elected to Congress in 2002, George W. Bush was president and big business wrote environmental policy. 

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Obama Orders New Efficiency for Big Trucks

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:00pm
Category: 
Transportation

President Obama on Tuesday ordered the development of tough new fuel standards for the nation’s fleet of heavy-duty trucks as part of what aides say will be an increasingly muscular and unilateral campaign to tackle climate change through the use of the president’s executive power.