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United States Environmental Protection Agency: Agency of the U.S. Federal Government
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. President Richard Nixon proposed the establishment of EPA on July 9, 1970 and it began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current Administrator is former Deputy Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler, who had been acting administrator since July 2018. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the Administrator is normally given cabinet rank.


EPA consulting White House over biofuel waiver program: source

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking White House guidance on the future of its controversial biofuel waiver program after a court ruling cast doubt over its legitimacy and aims to..
Reuters - Published

EPA consulting White House over court ruling on small refinery exemption program: source

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding discussions with the White House on how to respond to a U.S. appeals court decision saying it must reconsider three waivers it gave to oil refineries..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Environmental Protection Agency

The GOP solution to lowering carbon emissions? Plant trees [Video]The GOP solution to lowering carbon emissions? Plant trees

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:32Published

The scientific way old clothes are becoming new again [Video]The scientific way old clothes are becoming new again

Don't throw away your old T-shirts, socks and jeans! They can be recycled into new, fashionable and comfortable clothing, according to a new company in the U.S. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

EPA Workers Say They Need Protection From Toxic Trump Admin [Video]EPA Workers Say They Need Protection From Toxic Trump Admin

Workers at the Environmental Protection Agency say staffing and morale levels have fallen dramatically. So low, in fact, that HuffPost reports they’re calling for a new “bill of rights” to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published


COVID-19's impact on 5G will be limited: Samsung, LG

covid-19's impact on 5g will be limited: samsung, lg
Roh Tae-moon, Samsung Electronics' mobile chief, previews the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G during the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Calif., the United States, Feb. 11...
WorldNews - Published

Donald Trump now a tree hugger? Please. Don't be fooled by One Trillion Trees Initiative.

Donald Trump and his EPA have not been a solution to global warming; they've been part of the climate change problem: Our view - Published

Facebook bans coronavirus fake news, false cures and conspiracy theories

facebook bans coronavirus fake news, false cures and conspiracy theories
People wear face masks at Heathrow Airport in London on 29 January 2020 (Source: EPA) Facebook has announced a ban on coronavirus conspiracy theories and will now work to ‘limit the spread of..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. environmental groups plan to sue Trump administration on airplane emissions

Environmental groups said on Thursday they plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate aircraft emissions after a 2016 agency determination that those emissions pose a..
Reuters - Published

Fourteen U.S. states sue EPA for 'gutting' chemical plant safety protections

Fourteen U.S. states and Washington D.C. sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to fight what they called the Trump administration's effort to gut rules meant to improve safety at..
Reuters - Published

E.P.A. Makes It Easier for Cities to Keep Releasing Raw Sewage Into Rivers

The agency is allowing cities to delay or otherwise change federally imposed fixes to their sewer systems. - Published

Iran’s nuclear site hit by 4.9 magnitude earthquake

iran’s nuclear site hit by 4.9 magnitude earthquake
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake (Picture: EPA) A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has struck near to an Iranian nuclear power plant. The earthquake hit..
WorldNews - Published

New E.P.A. Rule Would Reduce Truck Pollution — and Avert Tougher State Controls

The E.P.A. opened an effort to cut  pollution from trucks, an anomaly for an administration known for regulatory rollbacks but a move that would also pre-empt state rules. - Published

EPA scientific panel says some rollbacks of key air, water rules at odds with science

A panel of scientific advisers, including several appointed by President Donald Trump, says some rollbacks of clean-air and vehicle rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency are based on..
Reuters - Published

Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor

The Trump administration staffed an E.P.A. advisory panel with its choice of scientists, but they concluded that three significant regulatory rollbacks broke with established science. - Published

Egypt breaks world record by making Tutankhamun death mask with 7,260 cups of coffee

egypt breaks world record by making tutankhamun death mask with 7,260 cups of coffee
The Guinness World Record for the largest coffee cup mosaic has been broken in Egypt, according to news agency EPA. The cups were arranged to depict the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's death..
WorldNews - Published

Green ooze spilled onto a Michigan highway from this factory – photos inside are shocking

The EPA spent a year on a clean-up and felt it was safe. Then, a poisonous green liquid gushed onto a freeway. What did the EPA miss? - Published

U.S. government says verdict in Bayer's Roundup case should be reversed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department said a federal appeals court should reverse a lower court verdict finding Bayer AG liable in the case of a California man who blamed..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration to move ahead with finalizing 2020 biofuel rule in line with EPA proposal: White House

The Trump administration will move forward with finalizing a rule on U.S. biofuel blending requirements for 2020 that is in line with a plan the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled in October, a..
Reuters - Published

Final rule on U.S. 2020 biofuel blending requirements expected to be unchanged from proposal

A final rule on U.S. biofuel blending requirements for 2020 is expected to be unchanged from a proposal the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled in October, two sources familiar with the matter..
Reuters - Published

Puppy sleepovers, paisley-patterned botanic garden: News from around our 50 states

EPA downgrades ozone rating for parts of Colorado, context added to Andrew Jackson statues in Missouri, and more - Published

Big polluters need not go net zero, just 'help' others: New EPA guidelines

New greenhouse gas guidelines allow big polluters to increase emissions in the short term and will not recommend individual projects go carbon-neutral by 2050.
The Age - Published

Trump wants water efficiency review, says people are 'flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times'

President Donald Trump said that the Environmental Protection Agency is "looking at" the issue at "his suggestion." - Published

Trump WH to take on light bulbs and toilet flushes

President Trump is defending his rollback of light bulb efficiency standards, saying the new bulbs give him "an orange look." He also says the EPA is looking at water efficiency regulations,.. - Published

U.S. EPA proposed biofuel blending requirements 'similar' to October plan - EPA official

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delivered a proposal on biofuel blending requirements for 2020 to the White House Office of Management and Budget, an EPA official said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

All eyes on environment watchdog after glimpse of tough new greenhouse gas policy

Nine months after the state forced its environmental watchdog to back off on a tough pollution policy, the EPA will on Monday release a new policy.
The Age - Published

Watchdog report faults EPA efforts to eliminate pollution rules for some trucks

The Trump administration failed to do a cost-benefit analysis to assess air quality or take into account the impact on children’s health when it sought to eliminate pollution limits on heavy-duty..
Reuters - Published

EPA chief says addressing biofuel industry concerns over blending mandates: source

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler told a biofuels company on Thursday that the agency is working to address industry concerns over biofuel blending rules that have..
Reuters - Published

EPA ignores health benefits of coal rule it plans to weaken: economists

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken a rule on coal plant pollution fails to consider billions of dollars in health benefits for Americans, economists from universities including..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson admits it’s ‘wrong’ that anyone should have to use a foodbank

boris johnson admits it’s ‘wrong’ that anyone should have to use a foodbank
The PM said he hoped that foodbank usage would go down under the Tories (Picture: EPA – PA) Boris Johnson has said he hopes the rising numbers of people relying on foodbanks will fall under his..
WorldNews - Published

William Ruckelshaus, who resigned in Watergate's 'Saturday Night Massacre,' dies at 87: U.S. media

William Ruckelshaus, picked by Richard Nixon as the first head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as deputy attorney general before being fired for defying the president in the Watergate..
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E.P.A. to Tighten Limits on Science Used to Write Public Health Rules

A new agency rule would restrict the science that can be used in drafting health regulations by requiring researchers to turn over confidential health data. - Published

E.P.A. Watchdog, Citing ‘Open Defiance’ of Inquiries, Rebukes Top Agency Aide

The agency's inspector general assailed the official for refusing to cooperate, calling his actions a “flagrant problem.” - Published

E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants

The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken regulations aimed at limiting the seepage of lead, arsenic and other toxic pollution into water supplies. - Published

EPA Slated to Roll Back Rules to Protect Waterways from Toxic Coal Ash

epa slated to roll back rules to protect waterways from toxic coal ash
The Environmental Protection Agency is slated to roll back key Obama-era regulations to...
WorldNews - Published

E.P.A. to Roll Back Rules on Coal Toxins

The Trump administration is expected today to roll back rules designed to limit emissions of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fired power plants. - Published

House Judiciary Committee approves guidelines for impeachment hearings

Nancy Cook, White House reporter for Politico, and CBSN political contributor Molly Hooper join "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest push for impeachment, as well as gun control legislation updates,..
CBS News - Published

Big corn, big oil both blast Trump biofuel plan at EPA hearing

Corn farmers, ethanol producers, refinery representatives, energy traders and state and local officials from the Midwest all blasted away at the Trump administration's proposed biofuels plan for next..
Reuters - Published

Critics unload on Trump administration biofuel proposal

Representatives of both the oil and corn industries unleashed criticism of the Trump administration's proposed biofuels plan for next year during a public hearing on Wednesday hosted by the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg gets new species of beetle named after her

greta thunberg gets new species of beetle named after her
The beetle was named after the young activist to highlight her ‘outstanding contribution’ to climate change awareness (AFP/EPA) Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has a new, tiny namesake. A..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. court rejects challenge to EPA review of Obama vehicle rules

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge by California and 16 other states to the Trump administration’s decision to revise strict U.S. vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency rules put..
Reuters - Published

Donald Tusk tells Boris Johnson he will recommend three-month Brexit delay

donald tusk tells boris johnson he will recommend three-month brexit delay
Donald Tusk is trying to persuade EU leaders to agree to an extension (Picture: EPA/Getty) The president of the European Council says he has decided to ask EU member states to delay Brexit for three..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. EPA chief hints vehicle CO2 limits will tighten

The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator said on Tuesday final U.S. vehicle carbon dioxide standards due out later this year could be more restrictive than current rules enacted by..
Reuters - Published

U.S. EPA set to release fuel economy revisions by year-end

The Trump Administration’s revised final fuel economy standards for U.S. vehicles should be released by the end of the year, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit ‘has been a waste of time and energy’, says Jean-Claude Juncker

brexit ‘has been a waste of time and energy’, says jean-claude juncker
Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk have said the next moves by the EU depend on this week’s events in Westminster (Picture: EPA) EU officials have criticised politicians in Westminster, saying the..
WorldNews - Published

E.P.A. Bypassed Its West Coast Team as a Feud With California Escalated

Staff members in the regional office said they had no advance knowledge of a wide-ranging agency complaint against the state and described the process as highly unusual. - Published

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