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Dan Farber Rand Paul versus clean water

Rand Paul recently won a big victory in the straw poll held by CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference.  In the environmental area, his signature measure is the Defense of Environment and Property Act.

Sen. Rand Paul (Gage Skidmore photo via Wikimedia Commons)

On its surface, the goal of the law is to cut … More >

Holly Doremus EPA finalizes mountaintop removal guidance

After a three-and-a-half month delay for White House review, EPA has finalized its guidance for review of mountaintop removal mining permits in Appalachia. I needn’t have worried that the White House would roll EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on this one. The final guidance maintains the strong stand EPA … More >

Holly Doremus EPA vetoes mountaintop removal mining permit

If EPA is afraid of the new Congress, you wouldn’t know it from the news today (Jan. 13). Assistant Administrator Peter Silva issued the Obama administration’s first veto of a Clean Water Act section 404 permit. This veto, which has been working its way through the cumbersome process for more … More >

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