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WASHINGTON — President Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, faced tough questioning from Senate Republicans at her confirmation hearing Thursday, in a clear signal to the White House that they will continue...
This post has been corrected. See below for details.Citing the need to strengthen safeguards to public health, the Obama administration announced the strictest standards in 15 years for soot, the fine particles emitted by power plants and diesel vehicles that contribute to haze and respiratory ailments....
Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, did not produce the record some had hoped for, as she was continually held back from her ambitious regulatory plans by business and political opponents. And even her last major action —...
Re "EPA chief, who battled GOP, plans to step down," Dec. 28 The reasoning behind the U.S. Environment Protection Agency as a distinct entity is to ensure that competing industrial interests are disentangled from decisions affecting the environment....
WASHINGTON — Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during President Obama’s first term, told her staff Thursday morning she was stepping down next month. She earlier advised the president after his November...
In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...
The Virginian-PilotWho says the fighting 113th gets nothing done? Why, just this week, Congress set what's believed to be the record for the most questions submitted by a single committee to a nominee for a Cabinet post. Gina McCarthy, the president's pick to lead the...
WASHINGTON -- Sarah Bittleman, the new agriculture counselor at the Environmental Protection Agency, is determined to improve communications between rural America and an agency that many farmers consider both economically and culturally threatening. "My...
The musical "Annie" is enjoying another revival on Broadway. The show opened during the Carter administration, when America was in need of some optimism. "The sun'll come out tomorrow," sang Annie, and with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, for a...
As she prepares to step down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson says one of the "prouder moments" of her tenure was President Obama's agreement to have the federal government take the lead in trying to ramp up the...
Ever wonder what life in the United States would be like without a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? The people of China have gotten a whiff of what happens when there are minimal pollution controls, and they are choking on it. That the air in...
Backdoor energy taxes and burdensome regulations have become synonymous with the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The past four years have been riddled with job-reducing mandates and taxes increasing energy costs for all South...
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