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White House Times Climate Report Release With EPA Hearings

Michael Bastasch
Contributor
Environment Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy gestures as she speaks during the Tsinghua Environmental Forum at the Tsinghua University School of Environment in Beijing, Dec. 10, 2013. (REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool)

The White House has released a major report on the economic costs of not immediately acting to curb global warming -- coincidentally, on the same day the Environmental Protection Agency kicked off hearings on its controversial rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

1,600 To Testify At EPA Carbon Rule Hearings — But Some Opposition Groups Won’t Be Heard

1:19 PM 07/29/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has kicked off its week of field hearings on its Clean Power Plan. Thousands have signed up to speak, but others got notices from the EPA saying they would not get a time slot to testify before agency officials.

What’s Really Happening In Antarctica?

11:49 AM 07/28/2014

Environmentalists and some climate scientists are now attributing much of Antarctica's rapidly growing sea ice coverage to a processing error in the satellite data.

Navy Looks To Purchase 37 Million Gallons Of Biofuels

2:09 PM 07/25/2014

For the first time, the U.S. Navy is looking to purchase diesel and jet fuel that is blended with at least 37 million gallons of biofuels to help it reach its goal of getting half its energy from alternative power sources.

Study: Climate Models Overestimated Global Warming For The Last 55 Years

11:23 AM 07/25/2014

Climate models relied upon by scientists and governments may be greatly overstating the warming that has occurred since the late 1950s, argues a paper analyzing the discrepancies between modeled and observed temperatures.

Inhofe: EPA Admits It Currently Can’t Fully Enforce Its CO2 Rule

1:44 PM 07/24/2014

Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy told senators Thursday that her agency did not have the authority to fully enforce its rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

Report: White House To Release $34 Billion In New Regulations After Mid-Terms

11:54 AM 07/24/2014

In 2012, the Obama administration was heavily criticized for delaying major regulations until after the presidential election. A new report by regulatory watchdogs found that the White House may once again be delaying major regulations that are expected to cost a total of $34 billion.

EPA Chief Says NY Times Report Was Given ‘Surprising Credibility’

5:16 PM 07/23/2014

Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy denied Wednesday that environmental lobbyists played an outsized role in crafting the agency’s carbon dioxide regulations.

Gov’t Report Confirms That Southwest Solar Plant Blinds Airline Pilots

11:17 AM 07/23/2014

A government-backed report has confirmed complaints made by pilots flying to Southern California, that a “nearly blinding” glare can be seen emanating from a massive solar thermal facility in the Mojave Desert.

130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

10:30 AM 07/23/2014

Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped without ending the “hegemonic capitalist system,” saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are “false solutions.”

Putin To Form ‘Energy Association’ Of Major Developing Countries

4:12 PM 07/22/2014

While the world is distracted by escalating tensions in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to create an “energy association” of developing countries.

Australian Carbon-Tax Cut Cripples Cap-And-Traders Across Planet

10:03 PM 07/21/2014

Australia’s repeal of its carbon tax last week has gotten other countries thinking about ditching their own carbon dioxide emissions reduction schemes.

Germany’s $412 Billion Green Energy Plan Meets Harsh Reality

12:27 PM 07/21/2014

Germany has been rapidly increasing its green energy production but hasn't gotten the results it planned.

Watchdog: EPA IG Report Provides Cover For ‘Transparency Abuses’

12:48 PM 07/18/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency inspector general has been accused of covering up Obama administration "transparency abuses violating several federal laws" by conservatives in the wake of a report ostensibly absolving the agency any wrongdoing in handling government records requests.

Global Penguin Population Booms Despite Global Warming Fears

1:46 PM 07/17/2014

Good news for penguin fans. The global population of penguins has boomed in the last 20 years, despite warnings from environmentalists that penguin numbers would dwindle as global warming melted the polar ice caps.

EPA No. 2 Leaves To Head Up Environmental Group

12:24 PM 07/17/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency’s second-in-command will be leaving the agency to head up an environmental group specializing in green energy and global warming policy. The move comes after about two years of scandals and controversies that mired the EPA’s reputation.

Aussie Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Carbon Tax

10:03 AM 07/17/2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s conservative government declared victory Thursday after Australia’s Senate voted to repeal the country’s two-year-old tax on carbon dioxide emissions, ending months of political fighting with left-wingers and environmentalists in the legislature.

Gov’t Scientists: Antarctic Sea Ice Is Growing — Because Of Global Warming

12:44 PM 07/03/2014

Government scientists are not only blaming global warming for the centuries-long collapse of western Antarctic ice sheets, but global warming is also being blamed for record levels of sea ice in the South Pole.

Greenpeace Campaigns Against LEGO For Partnering With Oil Company

1:02 PM 07/02/2014

Greenpeace is attacking the beloved children’s toy company LEGO for partnering with the oil company Royal Dutch Shell to put their logo on the company’s plastic building blocks.