Government Agency tweets about Kardashians, baffles lawmakers
July 22nd, 2014
01:32 PM ET
2 months ago

Government Agency tweets about Kardashians, baffles lawmakers

(CNN) – Come for the Kardashians, stay for EPA water regulations.

In what seems to be a complete social media flub, the official Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water twitter handle tweeted out an automated message promoting a new Kardashian Hollywood game.

"I'm now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," @EPAWater tweeted Monday night. "Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone! http://t.co/SrloiiwUFZ"
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Filed under: EPA
Environmental Protection Agency tells Congress it lost emails too
June 26th, 2014
02:24 AM ET
3 months ago

Environmental Protection Agency tells Congress it lost emails too

WASHINGTON (CNN) – One day after focusing on lost e-mails at the IRS, the House Oversight Committee learned Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency is also having trouble recovering e-mails the committee wants as part of a separate investigation.

McCarthy: "There is a challenge"     

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the Republican-led committee that the agency cannot access some e-mails belonging to a biologist who worked on a controversial mining project assessment. It is a hard drive problem, but McCarthy was careful to not call it a "hard drive crash" or destroyed hard drive.      FULL POST


Filed under: Darrell Issa • EPA • Gina McCarthy
Jindal: Legal action 'on the table' to combat EPA rules
June 16th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
3 months ago

Jindal: Legal action 'on the table' to combat EPA rules

(CNN) – Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency is "on the table" in efforts to counter the Obama administration's proposed restrictions on carbon emission from power plants.

The Louisiana Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said Washington is waging a "war on coal," calling the EPA rules part of a "radical ideology" in President Barack Obama's energy policy.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • Rick Perry
Grimes: Obama 'targeting Kentucky coal' with new EPA rule
June 4th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
3 months ago

Grimes: Obama 'targeting Kentucky coal' with new EPA rule

(CNN) - Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Senate nominee in Kentucky, released a radio ad Wednesday slamming President Barack Obama for "pie in the sky regulations" aimed at her state's coal industry.

Grimes has made it a point to draw a bold line between herself and the White House - most recently on the Obama administration's new Environmental Protection Agency rule that would drastically reduce carbon emission from power plants.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • President Obama
June 2nd, 2014
08:25 AM ET
4 months ago

Obama's big environmental move: Demanding power plants cut carbon

(CNN) – President Barack Obama is using his executive authority to take his strongest action yet against climate change - proposing new EPA regulations.

The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency will announce a proposal Monday that would require power plants to cut their carbon emissions by 30% by 2030, a source briefed on the matter told CNN.

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Filed under: Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • President Obama
April 30th, 2014
11:03 AM ET
5 months ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: Prospects for Immigration, minimum wage and Paul Ryan tackles race

Minimum wage vote - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a procedural vote on legislation that would raise the minimum wage gradually from $7.25 to $10.10. No Republicans have said they’ll vote for it, and some Democrats haven’t said for sure. Even if, somehow, a minimum wage increase could pass the Senate, there’s little chance House Republicans would allow a vote.

So anyone interested in actually seeing a higher minimum wage should not hold their breath for this vote.

But that won’t stop President Obama from appearing Wednesday afternoon to complain that Republicans are standing in the way. Democrats clearly want to use the minimum wage as a wedge issue in 2014.

Why? It’s popular.

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Filed under: 2014 • EPA • Immigration • Supreme Court
EPA official who invented false CIA cover to miss work sentenced to prison
December 18th, 2013
02:25 PM ET
9 months ago

EPA official who invented false CIA cover to miss work sentenced to prison

(CNN) - A former Environmental Protection Agency executive was sentenced to 32 months in prison on Wednesday for defrauding the government in what the judge called an "unbelievably egregious" scheme to steal taxpayer funds.

John C. Beale spent a decade milking the EPA for unearned pay and perks using a series of increasingly complicated lies, including that he was secretly working for the CIA.
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Filed under: EPA
Justices to review greenhouse gas regulation
October 15th, 2013
11:48 AM ET
11 months ago

Justices to review greenhouse gas regulation

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court will take another look at government regulation of air pollution in a high-stakes environmental and economic fight pitting the Obama administration against a coalition of states and utilities.

The justices announced Tuesday they had accepted six separate appeals for review, which will be consolidated into an hour of oral arguments scheduled for early next year. A ruling is expected by June.

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Filed under: Environmental policy • EPA • Supreme Court
EPA limits carbon pollution from new power plants
September 20th, 2013
11:23 AM ET
12 months ago

EPA limits carbon pollution from new power plants

Washington (CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules aimed at limiting the amount of carbon pollution coming from new power plants.

The standards, which would set separate limits for natural gas and coal power plants, are being called the first uniform national limits for new plants.

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Filed under: EPA
Senate confirms EPA nominee
July 18th, 2013
04:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate confirms EPA nominee

(CNN) – The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

McCarthy, assistant administrator of the EPA, is the second Cabinet official to be confirmed since senators brokered a deal that ended GOP filibusters of several presidential nominees. The vote was 59-40.
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Filed under: Congress • EPA • Gina McCarthy • Senate
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