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A demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Noble Energy Inc. Agrees to Make System Upgrades and Fund Projects to Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 22, 2015: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resol...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
In the heated exchanges about the consequences of the ongoing federal government shutdown, one important impact has been largely overlooked: the devastating consequences of this closure on the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Like the National Institutes of Health, th...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Now that the U.S government has officially shut down, Colorado will be providing the funding the National Guard members who continue to aid in flood relief efforts across the state, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) announced Tuesday. "The state is going to pay the costs," Hickenlooper said in a Tues...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Congress was unable to pass the funding bill before the deadline, and as of midnight tonight the US government has begun shutting down. The US government is headed for a shutdown after members of Congress were unable to reach a compromise on the federal budget. They have until midnight tonight...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Environmentalists on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. government requesting regulatory safeguards for 81 particularly vulnerable marine wildlife species, from corals to sharks. According to WildEarth Guardians, a conservation watchdog, U.S. officials have failed to protect ocean-dwelling speci...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Hundreds gathered Thursday for the official ribbon cutting on Portland’s newest, old federal building, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt. “I love the building. I've loved it since I first learned about it in November,” said Dorothy Robyn, Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Publi...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
US government report drew on analysis by oil consultants State Department's conclusion that controversial pipeline would not affect development of Canada's tar sands was based on work by companies with close ties to oil industry by Lisa Song The State Department's recent conclusion that the Keyst...
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