EPA issues call for cleaner gasoline

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, despite oil industry protests, announced new rules Friday to cut pollution from motor vehicles.

White House pressures EPA on soot

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- An environmental activist says the Obama administration has been interfering with decisions that should be made by regulators.

Economic woes hit green energy

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The global economic crisis is widespread and now may be affecting the fight against climate change.

Candidates pay lip service to green issues

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Campaign finance records for many of the leading U.S. presidential candidates suggest their "green" platforms may simply be rhetoric, The Washington Times said.

Diesel trains are bigger polluters

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered they've been severely underestimating the amount of pollutants emitted by diesel locomotive engines.

Heat waves cause increased air pollution

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- July's U.S. heat waves produced a "blanket of smog" from California to Maine, with public health ozone standards being exceeded more than 1,000 times.

EPA proposes new soot standards

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has introduced two plans for tougher standards on airborne soot.

Clamor increases against ethanol benefits

FRANKFORT, Ky., April 21 (UPI) -- A growing number of U.S. critics are disputing the environmental benefits of ethanol, with some claiming it actually increases ozone and particulate emissions.

Few complaints as EPA sets diesel schedule

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Both environmentalists and the oil industry saluted the Bush administration's plan to slash emissions from off-road diesel engines while giving refiners four ye

Former EPA head opposes 'Clear Skies'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A former head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the Bush administration's Clear Skies initiative to cut power plant emissions could leave children vulnerable to mercury exposure.

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International