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Topic - Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon submitted a reorganization plan to Congress and it was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Lisa P. Jackson. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank. The agency has approximately 17,000 full-time employees.Also see [http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/07s0483.xls U.S. Census Bureau spreadsheet] - Source: Wikipedia
Upcoming regulations from the Obama administration in 2014 would cost the private sector $143.3 billion, according to a new report.
The unfolding drama between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and upstart genetic testing 23andMe is simply the latest in the long string of troubling overreach by regulators that will continue to stifle innovation and growth.
Gun owners can rest easy about one aspect of President Obama’s agenda. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to close the country’s last remaining lead smelter will not cause further ammunition shortages or higher costs.
Come 2014, all ammunition sold to civilian gun-owners in America will have to be imported, a result of President Obama’s crackdown on sulfur dioxide and lead emissions and accompanying harsh Environmental Protection Agency regulations, said former Florida congressman, Lt. Col. Allen West.
At the outset of his presidential campaign, in 2007, Barack Obama said that he was "running in this race because of what Dr. King called 'the fierce urgency of now.' Because I believe that there's such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us."
Investigators on Tuesday were trying to discern what exactly a towboat traversing the Mississippi River hit, resulting in a leak that's slowly spilling 89,000 gallons of fuel into the waterway.
The Environmental Protection Agency's Nov. 15 proposal to reduce its biofuel target for 2014 is a step in the right direction, but doesn't go far enough.
The Obama administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with its proposed regulations on stationary coal plants, continues to discourage the use of fossil fuels, owing to their release of long-sequestered carbon dioxide.
Ethanol proponents and progressive activists vowed Tuesday to ramp up their campaign to overturn President Obama's proposal that decreases ethanol concentrations in the nation's gasoline supply for the first time ever.
The Environmental Protection Agency thinks of everything, which is why the agency is often a hazard to your mental health. Once it heard the old saw about the difficulty of "drinking from a fire hose," the agency sprang to action to protect Americans who might get lead poisoning from drinking from a fire hose. Beginning next year, the EPA will require fire hydrants to flow with water as pure as a mountain spring.
Do you think the Obamacare rollout raises important questions about government mandates, confusion, penalties and just how well bureaucrats can manage complicated issues?
In a move likely to anger corn farmers and their congressional representatives, the Obama administration Friday proposed the first-ever cut in the amount of corn-based ethanol and other biofuels that must be mixed into the nation's gasoline, with the Environmental Protection Agency concluding that the mandate set by Congress just six years ago is proving difficult and perhaps impossible for gas producers to meet.
The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.
The U.N. is determined to control liberties, livelihoods and living standards
I am utterly fed up with this administration's incompetence. It is costing us honest, hardworking taxpayers billions and billions of dollars. It's not just the inept leader of the "free" world who was elected without having any governing experience and appears to spend all his time campaigning, golfing, mixing it up with Hollywood celebs and denying any responsibility for whatever debacle du jour happens to get past the mainstream-media fortress. It's also the federal employees who are not doing the jobs that they are paid handsomely to do ("The nonessential spy," Comment & Analysis, Nov. 7).