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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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