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Obama EPA nominee has troubled transparency record

Michael Bastasch
Contributor
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 14:  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson delivers the keynote address during the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act conference in the Mellon Auditorium September 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency's air quality office is facing questions about transparency.

Business group, Dem senator move to stymie natural gas exports

8:57 PM 04/07/2014

The main opposition to sending American natural gas abroad comes not from environmentalists, but from one industry group and Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Liberal study: CNN misled on global warming coverage because it allowed debate

3:12 PM 04/07/2014

A new study put out by a liberal environmental group claims that major news networks misled their viewers on the science behind global warming  because they allowed “skeptics” to debate on the air.

EPA’s veto threat imperils Alaska’s Pebble Mine project

2:41 PM 04/07/2014

The British mining giant Rio Tinto has pulled out of Alaska’s Pebble Mine project. Republicans blame the Environmental Protection Agency for threatening to veto the mine’s water pollution permit.

Obama administration pressuring UN on global warming reports

12:19 PM 04/07/2014

The British and U.S. governments have been lobbying the United Nations to lower its economic cost estimates for fighting global warming.

UK coal industry is looking for a bailout after decades of decline

3:19 PM 04/04/2014

The United Kingdom's coal industry is in trouble. Coal mines are closing across the country and the industry needs to raise money to fund these mine closures. The industry is in talks with private investors and the government for a potential bailout.

EPA to study outdoor air pollutants’ effects on young blacks with asthma

2:30 PM 04/04/2014

Already under fire for human testing, the Environmental Protection Agency will next study the effects of outdoor air pollutants on African-American teens.

Report: Exporting US crude oil could LOWER gas prices

2:20 PM 04/04/2014

A new study found that sending crude oil abroad would lower gas prices and boost the economy, contrary to the claims made by export opponents.

EU abandons its plan for a carbon tax on US airliners

8:55 PM 04/03/2014

The European Union has abandoned its plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions from flights into and out of European airspace.

EPA claims no wrongdoing in testing pollutants on humans

2:26 PM 04/03/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency is saying that it followed “all laws and regulations” when testing the effects of harmful pollutants on humans.

Russia raises Ukraine’s gas bill 80 percent in 3 days

1:13 PM 04/03/2014

Russia has raised the price Ukraine must pay for its natural gas supplies for the second time this week, increasing them 80 percent since Monday.

Famed environmentalist says no one ‘knows what’s happening’ with the climate

12:26 PM 04/03/2014

Environmentalist and scientist James Lovelock has turned heads for saying that he doesn’t think “anybody really knows what’s happening" with the climate.

Republicans: EPA violated scientific standards and ethics in human testing

3:18 PM 04/02/2014

Republicans say the Environmental Protection Agency violated ethics and scientific standards through human testing with deadly air pollutants.

Report: EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push Obama admin’s agenda

11:53 AM 04/02/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations.

Russia increased Ukraine’s gas bill by nearly 50 percent

2:32 PM 04/01/2014

Russia's state-run natural gas company has announced it was ending Ukraine's gas discount and increasing its price by about 44 percent.

Inhofe seeks to force the EPA to report the costs of its rules

1:39 PM 04/01/2014

Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe introduced a bill to force the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce its own rules and report the costs of agency regulations.

Conservative group sues EPA over its ‘IRS-like’ tactics

10:36 AM 04/01/2014

A conservative environmental law group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its alleged “IRS-like” tactics, including stone-walling federal records requests and imposing fees on conservative groups that sought government records.

California pays residents to offset higher energy costs from cap and trade

3:45 PM 03/31/2014

California is trying to get people fired up about the state’s cap-and-trade program by giving out “climate credits.” But the rebate to state ratepayers has another objective: to offset higher energy costs projected from cap and trade.

Climate scientists release climate report to counter ‘alarmist’ UN claims

2:22 PM 03/31/2014

A group of scientists and climate experts has released a counterpoint to the United Nations’ most recent climate report.

Scientists pan ‘alarmist’ UN climate report, green groups cite in fundraising

1:52 PM 03/31/2014

A United Nations climate report is being slammed by climate scientists as "alarmist," but that hasn't stopped environmental groups from fundraising off it.