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EPA’s Carbon Rule: State Goals

State-specific info
by Bill Chameides
Jun 3, 2014

How much does each state need to reduce its carbon load to comply with the federal government’s landmark carbon rule?

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Obama’s New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll Please…

by Bill Chameides
Jun 2, 2014

An historic event or an historic trend?

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Climate Change Chatter: SCOTUS and ‘Tailoring Rule’ Edition

Dave Johnston Coal-Fired Power Plant
by Bill Chameides
Feb 24, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.

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Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

Dan River
by Bill Chameides
Feb 19, 2014

Yes, failing … just like the coal ash ponds along the Dan River.

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Fracking Waste Wells Linked to Ohio Earthquakes

Northstar I well in Ohio
by Bill Chameides
Aug 27, 2013

Was lack of government regulation at fault?

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Climate Change Chatter, Issue 11

by Bill Chameides
Aug 2, 2013

In July after 154 leader-less days, the EPA finally got a new administrator. Days later House Republicans put the agency’s budget on the chopping block. Today four former EPA chiefs under Republican presidents chimed in with their thoughts on climate change, the agency they all headed, and the need for action.

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Chemical Safety Reform: A Tale of Two Bills

Chemicals in beakers
by Bill Chameides
Jun 6, 2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg left us with two bills aimed at updating and improving the regulation and safety of the chemicals we use and live with. Which one’s better?

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Frank Lautenberg, 1924–2013

Sen. Frank lLautenberg
by Bill Chameides
Jun 3, 2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), the lone ranger on toxic substance reform, dies.

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Climate Change Chatter, 5th Edition

Gina McCarthy
by Bill Chameides
Feb 22, 2013

With Lisa Jackson’s official departure from EPA last week, President Obama is reportedly homing in on her replacement. Rumor has it that Gina McCarthy will fill the spot as the next EPA chief.

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Clean coal turnabout?

coal
by Bill Chameides
Nov 28, 2012

A clean-coal lobbying group talks of a “shared … commitment” with the Obama administration on the environment. Hmm.

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