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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Apparently President Obama is not quite ready to bow out as a lame duck just yet and give President-elect Donald J. Trump all the Twitter fun. His administration announced Sunday afternoon that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny…

Obama Administration Announces Closure of Standing Rock Sioux Camp During Thanksgiving Holiday

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Apparently the Obama administration has quitely made its decision during the Thanksgiving holiday to close the Standing Rock Sioux encampment where hundreds of Native Americans and environmental activists have staged protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline just north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota.…

People Across the Globe Rally to Protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — People around the country and across the globe held demonstrations, rallies and marches protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Tuesday as the Standing Rock Sioux continued their vigil in the Sacred Stone camp at the…

Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest Wins Another Construction Delay

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… VIDEO: A day in the life of the Standing Rock Sioux Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp. By Glynn Wilson – CANNON BALL, N.D. – The protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline won another construction delay this week when the Obama administration announced Monday it would put…

Obama Administration Announces New Strategies to Reduce Air Pollution at Ports

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the continuing drive to reduce the sources of air pollution in the environment before leaving office next January, the Obama administration has announced a new set of strategies aimed at improving air quality around the nation’s ports. An EPA…

Obama Administration Finalizes Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration has finalized green house gas standards and fuel efficiency rules for trucks to cut carbon pollution in the U.S., all while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation, according to an announcement just out from the…

Obama Administration Files Formal Complaint Against Volkswagen in Federal Court for Blatant Clean Air Act Violations

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… WASHINGTON (NAJ) – The Obama administration filed its civil case in federal court against Volkswagen and its subsidiaries on Monday documenting multiple, willful violations of the Clean Air Act due to the company blatantly faking clean emissions tests and high gas mileage in its diesel automobiles…

Obama Administration Proposes Further Wilderness Protections for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Recommends Largest Ever Wilderness Designation to Protect Pristine Habitat – WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama’s administration moved this week to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior is…

Obama Administration Announces First National Regulations on Coal Ash Disposal

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – The Obama administration on Friday released the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the final rule that establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures,…

EPA Proposes Tougher Smog Standards to Further Safeguard Americans from Air Pollution

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…WASHINGTON, D.C. – Based on extensive recent scientific evidence about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone, also known as smog, the Obama administration is proposing to strengthen air quality standards to better protect Americans’ health and the environment. The Clean Air Act requires the U.S. Environmental Protection…

Obama Administration Releases Third National Climate Assessment

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – The Obama Administration released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment report on Tuesday, May 6, calling it “the most authoritative and comprehensive source of scientific information to date about climate-change impacts across all U.S. regions and on critical sectors of the economy.” The…

Obama Administration Releases Cleaner Fuel and Auto Emissions Standards

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Slashing Air Pollution and Providing Health Benefits to ThousandsBy Glynn Wilson – The Obama administration issued the final emission standards for cars and gasoline Monday to improve fuel efficiency in cars and trucks, significantly reduce harmful pollution and prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses every year.…

Obama Administration Responds to Pressure on Fracking, Revises Permitting Rules on Using Diesel Fuel in Gas Drilling

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EPA to Decide Legality of Mines on a ‘Case-by-Case Basis’By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON. D.C. — To clear up a legal controversy about diesel fuel in methane gas mining, the Obama administration released revised rules on underground injection wells that use diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing operations,…