United States Environmental Protection Agency http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29385/all en (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/exclusive-obama-leaning-toward-picking-mccarthy-epa-chief-sourc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EXCLUSIVE-OBAMA LEANING TOWARD CHOOSING GINA MCCARTHY AS NEXT EPA ADMINISTRATOR -SOURCES</p> United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:16:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743575 at http://www.globalpost.com EXCLUSIVE-Obama leaning toward McCarthy for EPA chief -sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/exclusive-obama-leaning-toward-mccarthy-epa-chief-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Air quality official has no-nonsense style</p> <p>* Final decision not made (Updates with reaction, background)</p> <p>By Jeff Mason</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is leaning toward choosing Gina McCarthy, a top official in charge of air quality at the Environmental Protection Agency, to run the EPA in his second term, according to two sources familiar with the matter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/exclusive-obama-leaning-toward-mccarthy-epa-chief-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:45:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743664 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-INTERVIEW-Outgoing EPA chief convinced Obama serious on climate change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/interview-outgoing-epa-chief-convinced-obama-serious-climate-ch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects paragraph 27 to show Jackson drove her mother's sister, not her own sister, out of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina)</p> <p>By John Shiffman, Valerie Volcovici and Patrick Rucker</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The departing chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson, says she cringes whenever she is asked if President Barack Obama is truly serious about confronting climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/interview-outgoing-epa-chief-convinced-obama-serious-climate-ch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Emission standards Entertainment Environment Health Hydraulic fracturing Lisa P. Jackson Lisa P. Jackson Politics United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:00:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745774 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Obama settles on EPA, Energy Department nominees -source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/co-update-1-obama-settles-epa-energy-department-nominees-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EPA pick to face tough questioning in Senate</p> <p>* Energy choice puts another scientist in top spot</p> <p>* Team to carry out renewed Obama fight against climate change (Adds quote from former EPA official)</p> <p>By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/co-update-1-obama-settles-epa-energy-department-nominees-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate change policy Government Hydraulic fracturing Physics Technology United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761384 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. EPA's McCarthy mum on new job, says states to lead climate rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/us-epas-mccarthy-mum-new-job-says-states-lead-climate-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Gina McCarthy, said to be U.S. President Barack Obama's choice as the nation's top environmental regulator, avoided questions about a potential promotion on Thursday but said states will play a key role in shaping federal regulations at an energy and climate policy forum.</p> <p>McCarthy, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Air and Radiation since 2009, was tightlipped about whether Obama will nominate her as the EPA's next administrator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/us-epas-mccarthy-mum-new-job-says-states-lead-climate-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy Presidency of Barack Obama United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762808 at http://www.globalpost.com With Republican credentials, McCarthy expected to win EPA post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/republican-credentials-mccarthy-expected-win-epa-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama picks former Romney official to lead EPA</p> <p>* Energy industry not expected to fight nomination</p> <p>* Climate change, power plant rules will be big fights</p> <p>By Patrick Rucker</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - After a long career in public service including work for two Republican governors, Gina McCarthy is expected to win confirmation as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency, thanks to her reputation as a popular, fix-it regulator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/republican-credentials-mccarthy-expected-win-epa-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emission standards Gina McCarthy Labor Mitt Romney Technology United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:01:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773133 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-McCarthy's Republican history should smooth path to EPA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-1-mccarthys-republican-history-should-smooth-path-epa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama picks former Romney official to lead EPA</p> <p>* Energy industry not expected to fight nomination</p> <p>* Climate change, power plant rules will be big fights</p> <p>By Patrick Rucker</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - After a long career in public service including work for two Republican governors, Gina McCarthy is expected to win confirmation as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency, thanks to her reputation as a practical, fix-it regulator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-1-mccarthys-republican-history-should-smooth-path-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Emission standards Gina McCarthy Labor Law Mitt Romney Technology United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:45:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773271 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. states, greens delay lawsuit, await Obama climate plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/us-states-greens-delay-lawsuit-watch-obama-climate-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Environmental groups and a dozen states and cities said Monday they will delay planned legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying they will wait to see if the White House soon unveils a climate policy strategy.</p> <p>The attorney generals of New York and nine other states, along with three major green groups, had planned to sue the EPA this week because it missed a deadline in April to finalize emissions standards for new electric power plants.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/us-states-greens-delay-lawsuit-watch-obama-climate-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Politics United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:32:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5859394 at http://www.globalpost.com Supremem Court Justices to hear EPA appeal over air pollution rule http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/us-justices-hear-epa-appeal-over-air-pollution-rule <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the lawfulness of an Obama administration effort to regulate air pollution that crosses state lines.</p> <p>At the request of the administration, the American Lung Association and environmental groups, the justices will review an appeals court ruling that invalidated the Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implemented to enforce a provision of the Clean Air Act.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/us-justices-hear-epa-appeal-over-air-pollution-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Hospitality Law Politics United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:33:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5865989 at http://www.globalpost.com Republican senator won't fillibuster Obama's EPA pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/republican-senator-wont-fillibuster-obamas-epa-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ayesha Rascoe</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gina McCarthy's embattled nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cleared a hurdle on Tuesday when one of her top Republican critics said he would not block a Senate vote on her appointment.</p> <p>David Vitter of Louisiana, the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said he would support a full Senate vote on McCarthy now that the EPA had agreed to a series of requests he made to address complaints about transparency at the agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/republican-senator-wont-fillibuster-obamas-epa-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business David Vitter Labor Law Politics Technology United States United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:35:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5879830 at http://www.globalpost.com EPA renames headquarters after former President Clinton http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/epa-renames-headquarters-after-former-president-clinton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton, who made the Environmental Protection Agency a Cabinet-level department, was honored on Wednesday with the renaming of the EPA headquarters building after him.</p> <p>Speaking at the ceremony for the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building, and surrounded by many of his former colleagues, Clinton rebutted criticism from EPA critics that pro-environmental policies were often job killers, and said they were vital to economic growth in this century.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/epa-renames-headquarters-after-former-president-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics of the United States United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:33:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5886704 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate votes to move forward on Gina McCarthy EPA nomination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/senate-votes-move-forward-gina-mccarthy-epa-nomination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate voted on Thursday to move toward confirmation of Gina McCarthy as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ending a months-long standoff on the issue.</p> <p>Senators voted 69-31 vote to close debate and move to a final confirmation vote for McCarthy, which could come later on Thursday.</p> <p>McCarthy, currently the EPA's top clean air official, was nominated for the agency's top job by President Barack Obama in early March.</p> <p>(Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Gary Hill)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/senate-votes-move-forward-gina-mccarthy-epa-nomination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:06:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5888015 at http://www.globalpost.com Study finds little environmental enforcement in oilsands infractions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130723/study-finds-little-environmental-enforcement-oilsands-incide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EDMONTON - A survey of thousands of environmental problems in Alberta's oilsands attacks the province's claims to having strict control over the industry's environmental impact.</p> <p>Fewer than one per cent of likely environmental infractions have drawn any enforcement, says the survey. It also says the province's records are incomplete and riddled with errors, so there is no way to really understand industry's impact on the region.</p> <p>And the authors found the same problems recurring time and time again, suggesting environmental improvement in some areas isn't happening.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130723/study-finds-little-environmental-enforcement-oilsands-incide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Oil sands Petroleum geology United States Environmental Protection Agency The Canadian Press Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:11:02 +0000 The Canadian Press 5890907 at http://www.globalpost.com Group presents alternative to EPA's proposal to cut pollution at Navajo coal-fired power plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130726/group-presents-alternative-epas-proposal-cut-pollution-at-na <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by 84 per cent at a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation, but a group that includes the plant's operator says it can do better.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130726/group-presents-alternative-epas-proposal-cut-pollution-at-na" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Navajo Generating Station Navajo Nation United States Environmental Protection Agency The Canadian Press Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:02:30 +0000 The Canadian Press 5894944 at http://www.globalpost.com New EPA chief takes on critics of U.S. agency's policies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/new-epa-chief-takes-critics-us-agencys-policies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Valdmanis and Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Delivering her first speech as the top U.S. environmental steward, Gina McCarthy on Tuesday pre-empted a frequent mantra of critics of the Environmental Protection Agency - that the agency's regulations disrupt the economy and cost jobs.</p> <p>The benefits derived from rules to address climate change and protect the environment far outweigh their costs, said McCarthy, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 18 as EPA administrator.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/new-epa-chief-takes-critics-us-agencys-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clean Air Act Environment Gina McCarthy Keystone Pipeline United States Environmental Protection Agency Thomson Reuters Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:32:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5898083 at http://www.globalpost.com