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  • EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools

    EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools
    WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at a panel discussion in Washington on Monday.
  • Feds, miners, Alaska natives: What they're saying about Pebble Mine

    Feds, miners, Alaska natives: What they're saying about Pebble Mine
    SEATTLE - Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun the yearlong process that could lead to halting construction on the controversial Pebble Mine, stakeholders in Alaska’s bountiful Bristol Bay are weighing in. There is...

    EPA urges protection for Bristol Bay, putting new Alaska mine at risk

    EPA urges protection for Bristol Bay, putting new Alaska mine at risk
    SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska's Bristol Bay — home to the most productive sockeye salmon...

    EPA moves to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay from proposed Pebble Mine

    EPA moves to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay from proposed Pebble Mine
    SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska’s Bristol Bay -- home to the most productive sockeye salmon...

    Senate confirms Gina McCarthy as new EPA head

    Senate confirms Gina McCarthy as new EPA head
    WASHINGTON – The Senate voted to confirm Gina McCarthy as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, ending what had been the longest delay for any of President Obama’s second-term Cabinet picks. The 59-40 vote was the...