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Why Cantor's Downfall Is Bad News for EPA

June 18, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency is already facing a war on multiple fronts as it works to review its smog standards this year. Environmentalists have vowed to fight to get the standards as low as possible to get maximum health benefits, while industry groups have been lining up to fight what...

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Obama Wants $2B in Energy-Efficiency Upgrades to Federal Buildings Over the Next 3 Years

May 9, 2014 Just days after using the release of the National Climate Assessment to push his message on climate change, President Obama will continue his use of executive power Friday to push solutions to curb its effects. Obama will announce a series of energy-efficiency moves Friday in a speech at Walmart in...

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EPA Chief Returns Fire in War Over Science

April 28, 2014 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy fired back in the war over her agency's science, slamming critics who "manufacture uncertainties that stop us from taking urgently needed climate action." The agency's scientific studies have become an increasingly convenient target for industry groups and congressional Republicans bent on stopping EPA regulations....

Group wants health care bill posted online

September 28, 2009 The Senate Finance Committee got bogged down for two hours Wednesday on a simple amendment about language. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., proposed a measure that would require the committee to put the full legislative language of their health care bill online 72 hours before voting. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., called...