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
"Smart grids" are packages of technologies and services that allow two-way communication between homes and utilities, as well as between various parts of regional power distribution systems.
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.
EPA reopened five libraries September 30, 2008, after fighting its own scientists, enforcement lawyers, open-information groups, and eventually Congress for two years in an unsuccessful effort to keep them closed.
More details of White House efforts to silence science at EPA emerged at a September 18, 2008, hearing of a House Energy investigations panel.
Deep Throat's advice was never more needed: "Follow the money." Those reporters who want to follow Deep Throat's advice now have tools undreamed of in Woodward and Bernstein's hey-day.
Reporters on "Main Street" need not feel hindered in covering action on Capitol Hill. Here are more tools for Outside-the-Beltway reporters who want to keep an eye on Congress.
A Congressional watchdog is saying efforts to exempt feedlot air emissions from standard EPA toxics reporting are based on little or no information.
A forthcoming report by the Union of Concerned Scientists — expected the second week of October 2008 — will provide the most extensive documentation to date of federal agency press policies and their impact on environmental reporting.
Interference by the White House Office of Management and Budget has badly damaged the "credibility and timeliness" of IRIS.