President Barack Obama outlined plans Tuesday for the nation's first wide-ranging effort to curb vehicle emissions while cutting U.S. dependence on foreign oil, calling the plan an historic turning point toward a "clean-energy economy."…
In the day's other news, Wall Street lost some of its gains from the previous day's trading and the Environmental Protection Agency issued a tentative finding stating that global warming is a threat to public health.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered federal regulators to reexamine two policies that could lead to tougher fuel-economy standards for new cars and trucks.
The Bush administration on Monday proposed a regulatory change that would allow federal agencies to decide for themselves whether construction projects such as roads and dams have the potential to harm endangered animals and plants.
By PBS NewsHour
Just one week after the Bush administration announced its first new ozone standards in more than a decade, chemists have discovered that a chemical reaction in the atmosphere once thought to be insignificant may be a major contributor to smog.
In a defeat for the Bush administration, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars under the Clean Air Act.
George W. Bush has nominated New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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