EPA

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

Keystone XL Protesters (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

Gina McCarthy, President Obama (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

EPA Chief Returns To Conn. To Talk Up Environment

It’s a homecoming of sorts for the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10/14/2014

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Justices Seem Receptive To Reducing Cross-State Air Pollution

Several Supreme Court justices Tuesday suggested during a 90-minute argument that they believe the Environmental Protection Agency did not exceed its authority when it issued i 2011 rule seeking to to reduce pollution from power plants in 28 states that drifts into states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

12/10/2013

Gina McCarthy, President Obama (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CT Commissioner To Make First Public Remarks As EPA Head

The Environmental Protection Agency says its new administrator will be at Harvard Law School to make her first public remarks since the U.S. Senate confirmed her appointment.

07/29/2013

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Appeals Court Rejects Connecticut, Other States On Smog Standards

A federal appeals court today upheld a 2008 air pollution standard opposed by Connecticut and other 11 other states, New York City and Washington. D.C., who had been seeking tougher standards

07/23/2013

Gina McCarthy, President Obama (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Approves Former Connecticut Commissioner As EPA Head

Former Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Gina McCarthy was approved to be federal EPA Secretary Thursday by a 59-40 vote in the Senate,

07/18/2013

Gina McCarthy to head federal EDPA (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

McCarthy Nomination To Head EPA Passes Senate Committee

President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has moved one step closer to getting the job, but it came without Republican support.

05/16/2013

Gina McCarthy, President Obama (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CT Commissioner’s Nomination To Head EPA Blocked By GOP Boycott

Senate Republicans have boycotted a scheduled committee vote on the former Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

05/09/2013

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Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean E-Mail Boxes?

Senators sidetracked their confirmation hearing for Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss secret government email addresses that have been used by senior EPA officials for at least a decade. McCarthy is former head of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,.

04/11/2013

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