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Do Obama cabinet picks match his greener second-term talk? | CSMonitor.com

In announcing his new choices to lead the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency Monday, President Obama sent a potentially mixed message about whether he would back up his greener rhetoric since reelection with strong action. For more on this story, visit: Do Obama cabinet picks match his greener second-term talk? – CSMonitor.com. ALSO: … In a voluminous ...

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Obama not keeping fracking promise | Earthjustice

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama promised that drilling and fracking for natural gas would happen “without putting the health and safety of our citizens at risk.” Oil and gas companies are trying to get Obama to go back on his word. On April 17, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to finalize regulations that would reduce ...

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US court overturns coal pollution ruling | guardian.co.uk

Columbia appeals court strikes down key Obama-administration rule requiring coal-fired power plants to cut emissions A US appeals court overturned a key Obama administration rule to reduce harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants on Tuesday. The Columbia district circuit appeals court said in a 2-1 decision that the Environmental Protection Agency had exceeded its mandate with the rule, which was ...

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US court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas rules | guardian.co.uk

A US appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever US-proposed rules governing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, clearing a path for sweeping regulations affecting vehicles, coal-burning power plants and other industrial facilities. Handing a setback to industry and a victory to the Obama administration, the US court of appeals for the district of Columbia unanimously ruled the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that ...

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Toxic releases rose 16 percent in 2010, EPA says | The Washington Post

The amount of toxic chemicals released into the environment nationwide in 2010 increased 16 percent over the year before, reversing a downward trend in overall toxic releases since 2006, according to a report released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.The spike was driven largely by metal mining, but other sectors — including the chemical industry — also contributed to the ...

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US environment agency to delay greenhouse gas proposals | guardian.co.uk

New greenhouse gas regulations for US power plants are unlikely to be proposed by the end of the month, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has admitted. The agency originally aimed at producing initial proposals by 30 September, but EPA administrator Lisa Jackson told news agency Reuters yesterday that the target will not be met. “Greenhouse gases for ...

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