WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to focus on cracking down on just the largest polluters will deliver “lasting returns” to the American public, its top enforcement official said on Thursday.
Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the EPA’s office of enforcement, wrote in a blog post that the agency remained committed to punishing polluters that violate U.S. rules but needed to prioritize because of budgetary and staffing constraints.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States should strengthen a century-old law designed to protect the domestic shipping industry, rather than relax it under pressure from the energy industry, the chair of the Senate Energy Committee said on Tuesday.
The 1920 Jones Act restricts the delivery of goods between U.S. ports to ships made in the United States and flying the country’s flags.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chief said on Monday that new carbon pollution standards due in June will be flexible enough for all states to meet but will be environmentally stringent and federally enforceable.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy gave her first remarks since the agency sent its proposed rule, which aims to curb carbon emissions from more than 1,000 existing power plants in the United States, to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review.