posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM
The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher mileage standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming.
posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:36 PM
Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and don't require congressional approval.
posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy.
posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:53 PM
Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to combat climate change.
posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated this week against western sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Putin banned ALL imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products from the United States, the European...
posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM
Hundreds voiced their opinions this week over proposed changes to federal guidelines and clean energy standards governing power companies.
The Environmental Protection Agency held hearings in a handful of cities on the reforms.
posted on June 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announces new funding to fight a lethal swine disease. The Obama Administration calls for sweeping cuts in emissions from coal-fired power plants. Innovative program in the “Show Me State” pays off in spades for...
posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM
The new guidelines, released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, call for a 30 percent reduction in coal fired power plant emissions by 2030.
posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last...
posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't...
posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that...
posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:18 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees.
It's now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday...
posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM
New regulations by EPA will force the nation's power plants to control mercury and other toxic pollutants for the first time.