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Supreme Court rejects global warming lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a global warming lawsuit against five big power companies, its most important environmental ruling since 2007 and a victory for the utilities and the Obama

Traces of Japan radioactivity in US rain

WASHINGTON – Traces of radioactivity from damaged nuclear power facilities in Japan have been detected in rainwater in the northeast United States, but pose no health risks, officials said. The Environmental Protection Agency, in

Republicans target federal pollution regulations

Republicans introduced legislation to the House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Rep Fred Upton, the chairman of the House Energy

GOP aims to slash $1.6 billion in EPA funding

WASHINGTON – House Republicans on the appropriations committee released a plan Thursday that would eliminate $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. The news, as first noted by Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones,

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