Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., is pressing a resolution to impeach Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, accusing her of making false statements to Congress about her agency's Clean Water Rule, National Journal reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will argue that the U.S. must be "clear-eyed" about the nuclear deal with Iran in a speech on Wednesday, stressing that President Barack Obama's landmark agreement must be enforced with "vigor and vigilance" and is not a step toward normalizing relations with America's longtime enemy.
Speaking at a Washington think tank, Clinton plans to hail the agreement as part of a larger Middle East strategy before offering a five-point plan for countering Iran's influence in the region.
In a newsletter sent to constituents, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he plans to use the Senate to "keep up the fight" against the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, pledging to use appropriations, legislation and the Congressional Review Act to roll back the power plant carbon regulations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing their advantage, the White House and insistent Senate Democrats locked up the votes Tuesday to frustrate attempts by outraged Republicans to pass a legislative rebuke to the Iran nuclear accord.
Three previously undeclared Senate Democrats — Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Gary Peters of Michigan — announced their support for the international agreement in a coordinated burst. That pushed supporters to the crucial 41-vote total that would allow them to block a GOP disapproval resolution with a filibuster, and prevent a final vote.
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is taking aim at Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, releasing a video and memo seeking to tie Clinton to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and cap-and-trade efforts, The Hill reports.
Congress is returning from a long August recess, and House Republicans are wasting no time grilling the Environmental Protection Agency over last month’s spill of 3 million gallons of toxic mining waste that fouled Colorado’s Animas River.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Wednesday will take the first crack at the agency’s handling of the spill. The accident stemmed from efforts from both EPA employees and contract workers from Environmental Restoration LLC, to examine pollution at the shuttered Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado.
Neil Chatterjee, an aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has met with foreign representatives to spread the word about Senate Republican efforts to undermine President Barack Obama's attempt to achieve an international climate deal in December, Politico reports.
PARIS (AP) — France's president says that major U.N. climate talks in Paris could fail to produce a global deal in December, and is urging faster action.
Francois Hollande pushed Monday for agreement ahead of the talks on how to pay for adapting to and reducing global warming. He warned that poorer countries will not agree to a global accord if there is no commitment from richer countries to help with financing.
The stocks of U.S. petroleum products increased last week, the Energy Information Administration reported, although the million barrel rise in crude stocks was less than analysts’ expected, while the jump in gasoline stocks exceeded predictions, according to Reuters.
Earthjustice filed court papers Tuesday on behalf of several environmental and health groups seeking to intervene to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s lower ozone limits from a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy, The Hill reports.
State Department climate envoy Todd Stern told a news conference that he’s thinking about the upside, not the downside, heading into a critical global conference on climate change policy that starts Monday, National Journal reports.
The plan for coal producer Walter Energy to emerge from bankruptcy is being fought by unions and the firm’s retired workers in Alabama, but a court Tuesday approved the company’s move to auction off assets, Reuters reports.
Acting to lower its credit rating for Pemex, Moody’s Investors Service pointed to the firm’s increasing debt and declining earnings, although Mexico’s national oil company responded by saying the move brings the agency in line with other ratings firms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The White House and the billionaire conservative Koch brothers have been allies recently in moves to liberalize the nation’s criminal justice laws, but they are disagreeing over one measure that would require proof of suspects knowingly engaging in unlawful conduct, The New York Times reports, noting that such a move is alarming environmentalists.
According to a report released this week by the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, weather-related disasters have caused more than 600,000 deaths and trillions of dollars in damages over the past 20 years, The New York Times reports.
A market-based approach for cutting vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions—which could include mileage-based driver fees or emissions trading—is the goal as Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia announced an agreement to work together on the issue, Reuters reports.