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EPA chief suggests no swift action on refinery pollution rules

Nearly two years after a legal deadline to impose new greenhouse gas limits for oil refineries, those rules are far from reality, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy signaled Thursday.  More »

Obama supporters defend go-slow approach on refiners

Obama administration supporters are defending the White House’s decision to move on a slower track to limit refiners’ greenhouse gas emissions, while focusing on reining in the carbon dioxide coming from the nation’s power plants.  More »

Senator presses EPA to scrutinize refinery emissions

At least one senator wants the EPA to expand its focus on greenhouse emissions to include gases from refineries in addition to power plants.  More »

Moniz: CO2 could enhance US oil by millions of barrels a day (video)

The future of coal-fired power may lie in still-developing technology to capture the carbon dioxide it produces and put it to work in the oil field, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz suggested.  More »

Obama targets power plants in call for climate change action

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping plan to combat climate change, including setting in motion the stalled first limits on greenhouse gas pollution from existing power plants and accelerating renewable projects on federal lands.  More »

New carbon pollution rules could still be years away

When President Barack Obama unveils his broad plan for combating climate change on Tuesday, he is expected to tout new rules to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.  More »

Keystone for climate: Could Obama craft a horse trade?

President Barack Obama’s pledge to combat climate change — as his administration weighs a verdict on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline — has some analysts buzzing about a possible horse trade. But folks on both sides of the debate over Keystone XL aren’t interested.  More »

Top EPA contender draws fire

Senate Republicans are stepping up their complaints about the Environmental Protection Agency’s top clean air official, Gina MCCarthy, as she emerges as President Barack Obama’s likely pick to head the agency.  More »