May 18, 2016, 5am PDT
While the methane reduction targets are the same as the draft rule released last August (i.e., 40-45 percent reduction of 2012 levels by 2025), the new rule removes exceptions, resulting in a 30 percent improvement in reductions of methane.
August 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Center for Public Integrity has released a report criticizing the EPA's environmental justice competence. In only 12 cases has the agency taken official action on behalf of communities affected disproportionately by polluters.
May 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Obama Administration has moved forward with "one of the most controversial environmental regulations in recent years."
April 19, 2013, 10am PDT
According to a newly released report by the Paris-based International Energy Association (IEA), "Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013", notwithstanding some bright spots, there is little progress in reducing the carbon content of energy sources.
The Hill's Energy & Environment Blog
March 5, 2013, 7am PST
As had been rumored, President Obama formally announced Ernest Moniz as his nominee for energy secretary and Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator on Monday. The nominees have attracted criticism from both sides of the aisle.
February 20, 2013, 2pm PST
Sources said that Ernest Moniz, former Energy Department undersecretary for President Clinton may replace Steven Chu as Energy Secretary. He now directs MIT's Energy Initiative and serves on Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
January 17, 2013, 12pm PST
With yesterday's announcement that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will soon step down, the three top environmental posts in the federal government are waiting to be filled. The vacancies are further muddling the administration's second term agenda.
December 28, 2012, 7am PST
This week Lisa Jackson made public her decision to step down as administrator of the EPA. Despite many hard-fought victories, Jackson's tenure is also associated with a lack of significant action to address climate change.
June 24, 2012, 9am PDT
The federal government gives more research and development subsidies to fossil fuels than clean energy technologies. But, why?
December 4, 2009, 10am PST
Kaid Benfield offers an overview of the winners of the EPA's 2009 national awards for smart growth achievement.
Sustainable Cities Collective
September 18, 2009, 12pm PDT
This year, the Environmental Protection Agency will expand its WaterSense program to label newly built homes which are 20 percent more water-efficient than standard homes. The label's landscaping clause is causing a stir among grass enthusiasts.
May 28, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The City of Saco, Maine is turning land the federal government once labeled a toxic Superfund site into a hub for hiking, fishing, and recreation.</p>