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December 28, 2018 11:54 PM EPA takes aim at Obama-era regulation of mercury at coal plants

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is taking aim at an Obama-era regulation that seeks to reduce mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. “The Trump Administration is providing regulatory certainty by transparently and accurately taking account of both costs and benefits,” the EPA said in a news release Friday. The EPA on Friday 89

December 4, 2018 1:29 PM Best and worst QBs of Week 13: Replacements spectacularly ineffective

Any given Sunday ... every quarterback has a shot to sit atop the Total QBR leaderboard. While QBs are most often judged by wins and losses or touchdowns and interceptions, we like to rank them every week by the stat that measures their per-play contribution to their team's cause. An explainer of QBR can be found here, but the main idea is to capture 45

October 17, 2018 8:48 PM U.S. environmental agency says in talks with Volvo over emissions issue

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has been in talks with Volvo over the last few weeks about an issue with catalytic converters causing some of its vehicles to exceed nitrogen oxide emission limits. Volvo warned a day earlier that some of its truck and bus engines could be exceeding limits for nitrogen 67

October 17, 2018 3:40 PM U.S. environmental agency says has been in talks with AB Volvo over emissions issue

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has been in talks with Volvo over the last few weeks about an issue with their catalytic converters that was causing some vehicles to exceed nitrogen oxide emission limits. Volvo warned a day earlier that some of its truck and bus engines could be exceeding limits for nitrogen 76

October 9, 2018 2:04 PM U.S. top court rebuffs appeal of Kavanaugh ruling nixing climate rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned aside appeals of a 2017 lower court ruling by its newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, that struck down an environmental rule imposed under former President Barack Obama regulating a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change. The appeals had been brought by an environmental group and companies 41

September 11, 2018 1:44 AM EPA to Roll Back Obama-Era Methane Rules

Proposal is the latest Trump administration effort to ease measures addressing climate change The Trump administration is about to propose its latest rollback of Obama-era climate rules, moving to ease requirements for oil and gas companies that were designed to limit leaks of the heat-trapping gas methane, administration officials said. The Environmental 49

September 4, 2018 6:54 PM Watchdog Faults EPA Over Scott Pruitt’s Security Detail

Inspector general said the agency didn’t justify or adequately monitor costs for its chief’s protection WASHINGTON—Lax oversight allowed Scott Pruitt’s security costs while he was Environmental Protection Agency chief to more than double to $3.5 million in less than a year, the cabinet department’s internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. The EPA’s 41

August 20, 2018 10:16 PM EPA Head Signs Proposal to Undo Restrictions on Coal Plants

Trump administration moves to scrap regulations on energy sources, setting up a battle The Trump administration moved to overturn Obama-era environmental rules on power-plant emissions, a long-telegraphed action designed to help coal-burning plants compete with natural gas and other cleaner alternatives as a national energy source. Andrew Wheeler, President 58

August 16, 2018 7:15 PM General Mills Responds to Report of Cancer-Linked Chemical Found in Its Cereals

After a report was released on Wednesday claiming that popular cereals like Cheerios and Lucky Charms were found to contain traces of glyphosate, a controversial weed-killing chemical that has been linked to cancer, General Mills is coming to their own defense. “Our products are safe and without question they meet regulatory safety levels,” the company 140

August 2, 2018 1:04 PM Trump unravels more of Obama's legacy, with proposed freeze on mileage rules

The Trump administration on Thursday moved to freeze fuel economy standards in what officials described as an effort to give drivers access to “safer” and “more affordable” vehicles, in the latest decision to unravel part of former President Barack Obama's legacy. The proposal comes just one day after the Trump administration announced major changes 68