Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, left, toured  NextEnergy with  Jean Redfield, CEO of NextEnergy, right. (By Edward Cardenas)

EPA Administrator Visits NextEnergy, Promotes Clean Energy

Gina McCarthy, head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, visited NextEnergy in Detroit and discussed the economic benefits of pursuing a clean-energy future.

CBS Detroit–06/18/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

Keystone XL Protesters (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

Logo of carmaker Hyundai Motor Company. (credit: DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Hyundai-Kia To Pay US $100M For Overstating Mpg

The penalty could serve as a precedent for other automakers who violate the Clean Air Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2014

File Photo (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Michigan International Speedway Green Efforts Rev Into New Gear

Michigan International Speedway is increasing its “green” efforts through a new partnership with Consumers Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

10/20/2014

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EPA Calls CMU Research ‘Critical’ To Great Lakes’ Health

Great Lakes research, restoration, conservation and the lakes’ economic impact highlighted discussions today at a symposium sponsored by Central Michigan University’s Institute for Great Lakes Research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2014

Freighter on the Great Lakes. (credit: istockphoto)

Group Sues EPA Over Invasive Species Regulations

A lawsuit seeks tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

Government Expands Urban Waters Effort To Grand Rapids

“Restoring these waterways is not only important for improving the water that we all depend on, but for spurring economic growth and creating recreational opportunities in these communities as well,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2013

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Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?

This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.

04/24/2013

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Court: EPA Can Stop Some Power Plant Modifications

Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn’t properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2013

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