May 20, 2008 |
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency was preparing to join his staff in supporting California's bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in vehicles -- until he consulted with the White House, a congressman leading an investigation into the decision said Monday. "It appears that the White House played a significant role in the reversal of the EPA decision," said Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
July 18, 2008 |
Climate change will pose "substantial" health threats including heat waves, hurricanes and pathogens in coming decades, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. "It is very likely" that more people will die during extremely hot periods in future years, with the elderly, the poor and those in inner cities at the highest risk, an EPA report found.
July 9, 2008 |
Vice President Dick Cheney's office worked to alter sworn congressional testimony provided by a federal official in order to play down the threat of global warming and head off regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, a former government official said in a new accusation Tuesday. Jason K.
July 12, 2008 |
The Bush administration Friday rejected its own experts' conclusion that global warming poses a threat to the public welfare, launching a comment period that will delay action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least until the next president takes office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2006
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq or who died at U.S. and German hospitals of their injuries: * Lonnie C. Allen Jr., 26, of Bellevue, Neb.; sergeant, Army. Allen was among four soldiers killed Thursday when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y. * Armer N.