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EPA targets dioxin, GOP targets EPA

The Obama administration is proposing tougher standards for highly toxic dioxin, and, naturally, industry groups and Republicans are objecting.


Where is the “change?”

“Where is the change in the promise of ‘change’?”


Ariz. tea party candidate: No government regulation of salmonella

In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.


Obama not waiting for Congress, curbs bus and truck emissions

The new plan will reduce by 20 percent heat-trapping emissions from truck and bus tailpipes.


"Post-partisan" energy plan: who's going to profit?

The right-wing American Enterprise Institute and two centrist-liberal groups have announced a "post-partisan" clean energy plan - is this for real?


End of drilling ban spurs controversy

The Obama administration said it is ending its deepwater drilling moratorium, environmentalists say the risks are too high, and the oil industry says the rules are too strict.



Air pollution and diabetes: Pollution levels too high

A new national study has found that there is a statistical correlation between exposure to air pollution and adult diabetes.


GOP drags Virginia backwards

Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to announce that he was suing to overturn the Obama health care reform, has fought scientific study and has even flirted with the "birthers."


Steelworkers president talks up green jobs

"The same people who say you can't have good wages and good pensions say you can't have good jobs and a clean environment," Steelworkers leader Leo Gerard said.


Saving Bragg Nature Center: Another Obama success story

The construction crews were hired thanks to a $3 million grant under President Obama's economic stimulus package - one of hundreds of projects across the nation that are creating millions of jobs.

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