EPA slightly strengthened its fine particulate standard in 2006. Since then, the agency has been working with states and tribes to determine which counties don't meet the new standard.
It's possible that the US Congress will give final approval during its lame duck session to an omnibus bill that contains more than 150 individual bills targeted at protecting, improving, or revising management of various public lands all over the country
On Dec. 2, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could decide whether the Clean Water Act (CWA) allows EPA to weigh costs and benefits when determining the best technology available for the cooling water intake structures at existing power plants.
More details of White House efforts to silence science at EPA emerged at a September 18, 2008, hearing of a House Energy investigations panel.
Interference by the White House Office of Management and Budget has badly damaged the "credibility and timeliness" of IRIS.
The FOIA logs of agencies covered by environmental reporters offer fascinating insight into their workings — and some good story ideas.
The Bush administration is killing a longstanding program that publishes free the information it gathers on the application of pesticides and fertilizer by U.S. farmers.
Reporters trying to cover fisheries issues may soon find decisions happening faster than they can cover them.
Even before the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential election happens, various groups are beginning to draft or post ambitious environment-related agendas for the next administration to follow... should it wish to.
A Congressional move to stop uranium mining around the Grand Canyon has led the BLM to propose removing the rules that allowed the Congressional action.