by Ari Phillips Posted on May 4, 2015
There are now some 500,000 rail-car loads of flammable material traveling through North America. It just takes one incident to incite a disaster.
by Ari Phillips Posted on January 14, 2015
The Regulatory Accountability Act is a stealth attack on measures put in place by previous Congresses to protect public health and environmental quality.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 11, 2014
Forty-six percent of those surveyed agreed "much" more that "scientists at the EPA should set pollution standards" over Congress, and another 22 percent agreed with it "somewhat."
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 20, 2014
A new report by top environmental groups lays out how the federal government could cut methane emissions 42 to 48 percent with three regulatory reforms.
by Jeff Spross Posted on October 31, 2014
A Senate majority would give the GOP lots of small avenues to undercut climate policy, and one big potential lever of President Obama's veto pen.
by Ari Phillips Posted on October 21, 2014
Texas' chief toxicologist is arguing that we don't need tougher ground-level ozone restrictions because we spend so much time indoors.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 19, 2014
The new GOP report doesn't mention EPA's carbon rule for power plants, but it clearly assumes the regulation will drive up energy costs. Here's why that assumption is wrong.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 10, 2014
After a drowsy trucker rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan in June, killing his friend, a normally quiet debate over highway safety rules and truck driver pay is getting unusual attention.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 10, 2014
On Tuesday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) suggested new federal rules to cut down on explosions and derailments of oil-carrying trains are "a facade" to cut down Americans' fossil fuel use.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 8, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has deemed a scrap metal company to be a "severe violator" of safety rules after years of neglect.