Environment

EPA Proposes Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants

EPA Proposes Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants

At court-ordered deadline, EPA proposes standards for mercury and other air toxics.

Senate Hearing on Appliance Efficiency Standards Sparks Consumer Choice Debate

Senate Hearing on Appliance Efficiency Standards Sparks Consumer Choice Debate

Members of Congress debate consumer choice issues raised by efficiency standards for light bulbs and appliances.

USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

Following Supreme Court decision, the USDA stops regulating Roundup Ready Alfalfa.

Balancing Confidentiality and Transparent Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Balancing Confidentiality and Transparent Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EPA and the EU differ over how to respect confidential business information while enforcing environmental regulation.

Clean Water Act Amendment Helps Philadelphia Comply with Stormwater Regulations

Clean Water Act Amendment Helps Philadelphia Comply with Stormwater Regulations

The federal government may contribute fees to Philadelphia to limit stormwater runoff to sewers.

Murkowski Resolution Fails, But EPA Climate Change Regulation Still at Risk

Murkowski Resolution Fails, But EPA Climate Change Regulation Still at Risk

Senator’s failed attempt to dismantle agency’s greenhouse gas regulation fails amidst similar efforts.

Penn Law Students Cited in Historic EPA/NHTSA Rulemaking

Penn Law Students Cited in Historic EPA/NHTSA Rulemaking

Agencies discuss student comment in rulemaking on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.

NHTSA in Action

NHTSA in Action

Agency makes announcements on automobile investigations and fuel economy standards.

Science and Policy After “Climate-Gate”

Science and Policy After “Climate-Gate”

PPR panel discussion centers on climate change data and the uncertainties that countries face in addressing the issue.

EPA Announces Climate Change Regulation Will Not Take Effect Until After the 2010 Elections

EPA Announces Climate Change Regulation Will Not Take Effect Until After the 2010 Elections

Agency clarifies that it will not implement greenhouse gas regulations for at least one more year.

On Shedding Calories and Disclosing Information

On Shedding Calories and Disclosing Information

Studies question whether nutrition disclosure laws are effective in reducing calorie intake.

More Petitions Filed Challenging EPA’s Endangerment Finding

More Petitions Filed Challenging EPA’s Endangerment Finding

Groups challenge EPA’s reliance on scientific reports to find danger in greenhouse gas emissions.