EPA

Cross-posted from Through a Green Lens.

On Tuesday, the EPA officially announced its long-awaited rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants -- the first ever in U.S. history. According to the standards, new plants can emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. Natural gas plants fall within this limit; coal plants do not.

[ Read More... ]

Today President Obama scooted over to the EPA to thank all of the employees there for their work over the last three years, especially their ass-kicking work on the new toxic mercury standards.

[ Read More... ]

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a number of anti-environment bills, including an amendment to 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations Act to repeal light bulb efficiency standards and a bill to roll-back the safeguards of Clean Water Act including a $967 million cut in the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds, which help states and cities pay for sewage treatment and drinking water.

[ Read More... ]

In the latest attack on the Environmental Protection Agency as a front for a far left-wing agenda (rather than a purpose which its name would suggest), Ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, James Inhofe (R-OK), released this video naming the regulatory agency as the culprit for the "outrage of the year."

[ Read More... ]

 

Puzzled by Michele Bachmann's ferocious attacks on the EPA and environmental protections?  Wondering whether you are the only one?  Well, you're not.

[ Read More... ]

For those of you feeling frustrated by the lack of progress on green industrial growth and clean energy reform, last night's GOP debate was a distinct reminder that the outlook could be much worse.

During the debate, former PA Senator Rick Santorum, who previously called climate change policy a "beautifully concocted scheme" by the left, claimed that Obama's obstruction of offshore drilling was a primary cause for our current energy concerns.  Despite tar still washing up on the Gulf and the ongoing deterioration of the Louisiana coastline more than a year after the Deepwater Horizon spill, Sen. Santorum feels there's no need to cry about spilled milk--or in this case, 210 million gallons of spilled oil, by reviewing the environmental risks associated with offshore drilling.  Santorum's state is currently exercising the same mindset, throwing caution about fracking to the wind and expanding natural gas exploration

[ Read More... ]