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Dec 23, 2010 E.P.A. Says It Will Press on With Greenhouse Gas Regulation

QUOTE: ...Ms. McCarthy emphasized that the E.P.A. was not imposing a “cap-and-trade” system, a system that sets a ceiling on greenhouse gas pollution while allowing companies to trade permits, at a price that the market determines. Approved last year in a House bill, cap-and-trade legislation died in the Senate this year. Later, opponents called it “cap and tax,” and it became a rallying cry for some midterm election candidates who were opposed to the expansion of government authority over industry and the economy.

New York Times
Jul 21, 2010 Critics Assail U.S. Plan to Settle With KeySpan

QUOTE: A price-fixing scheme by KeySpan Energy Corporation, the wholesale electricity provider, that may have cost New York State customers $300 million could be resolved with a $12 million civil penalty paid to the federal government under a settlement awaiting approval by a federal judge.

New York Times
Oct 18, 2009 Energy Star Appliances May Not All Be Efficient, Audit Finds

QUOTE: The Energy Department has concluded in an internal audit that it does not properly track whether manufacturers that give their appliances an Energy Star label have met the required specifications for energy efficiency. Some manufacturers could therefore be putting the stickers on unqualified products...

New York Times
Jun 03, 2009 Inspector Predicted Problems a Year Before Buffalo Crash

ABSTRACT: [Inspector] Mr. Monteleon said his supervisors [FAA] were too “cozy” with Colgan [Airline]...

New York Times
Jul 16, 2008 Rule Drafted for Carbon Trapping

QUOTE: The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday a first draft of a rule that will govern injecting carbon dioxide into underground storage. Development of such a rule is essential before companies can build power plants that will capture and store their carbon dioxide to limit the buildup of global warming gases.

New York Times
Jul 01, 2008 Georgia Judge Cites Carbon Dioxide in Denying Coal Plant Permit

QUOTE: A judge in Georgia has thrown out an air pollution permit for a new coal-fired power plant because the permit did not set limits on carbon dioxide emissions. Both opponents of coal use and the company that wants to build the plant said it was the first time a court decision had linked carbon dioxide to an air pollution permit.

New York Times
Jun 19, 2008 Democrats Vow to Block Airport-Slot Sale

QUOTE: Democrats said on Wednesday that congestion at New York-area airports was a result of Republican mismanagement and that the Bush administration’s plans to auction scarce landing slots at Kennedy and Newark Airports would be a blow to the public and the airlines. They promised to block the plan.

New York Times
Jun 11, 2008 Safety Board Determines Pilot Fatigue Caused Skid

QUOTE: The crew had flown more than eight hours, and made five landings, in “challenging conditions,” the board found, and had been on duty more than 14 hours. The pilots had been awake more than 16 hours. The captain was experienced but his first officer was new at the airline, probably adding to the captain’s workload, investigators said. And the crew members could be heard referring to their own tiredness on the cockpit voice recorder.

New York Times
Oct 20, 2007 Citing Global Warming, Kansas Denies Plant Permit

QUOTE: Mr. Bremby cited a Supreme Court ruling this year, Massachusetts v. the Environmental Protection Agency, in which the court found that carbon dioxide was a pollutant and could be regulated.

New York Times
Jul 06, 2007 Secrecy at Nuclear Agency Is Criticized by Lawmakers

QUOTE: After an investigation, the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] changed the terms of the factory’s license and said the public had 20 days to request a hearing on the changes. But no member of the public ever did. In fact, no member of the public could find out about the changes.

New York Times
Mar 20, 2007 Material Shows Weakening of Climate Reports

QUOTE: A House committee released documents Monday that showed hundreds of instances in which a White House official who was previously an oil industry lobbyist edited government climate reports to play up uncertainty of a human role in global warming or play down evidence of such a role.

New York Times
Aug 05, 2006 Deadly Bus Fire Is Focus of Safety Hearings

QUOTE: Investigators studying a bus fire near Wilmer, Tex., that killed 23 nursing home residents during a hurricane evacuation last year have found that such fires are far more frequent than federal records indicate and that regulation is spotty.

New York Times
Jul 26, 2006 F.A.A. Redirects Air Traffic Controllers

QUOTE: The agency hopes that the change will cut costs and errors. But controllers say that they are working without breaks longer than rules allow and that their supervisors have lost the flexibility to assign rest periods based on how hectic a job has been.

New York Times
Jun 12, 2005 Amtrak: Stuck in Its Tracks

QUOTE: "Now, the Bush administration is talking about forcing Amtrak to reorganize itself in bankruptcy. It's a strategy that an ordinary transportation company might employ to address problems like Amtrak's high costs and crushing debt and pension obligations. Several major airlines have tried it in recent years, some more than once."

New York Times
Nov 12, 2004 Accord Set on Efficiency for Cooling

QUOTE: The combatants in a fight over how much electricity an air-conditioner should use have reached a truce that could eventually lead to savings for building owners.

New York Times
Jun 01, 2004 Atomic Waste Disposal Rules Set for Debate by Congress

QUOTE: A dispute over whether millions of gallons of radioactive waste can be safely left in aging steel tanks has become an issue in the military authorization bill for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1.

New York Times
Dec 03, 2002 Nevada States Case Against Waste Dump in Mountain

QUOTE: The suit argues that reliance on a system that combines the man-made containers with the natural characteristics is "essentially abandoning" the Nuclear Waste Policy Act's mandate "that the site's geology form the primary isolation barrier."

New York Times
Aug 16, 2001 U.S. Goes Slow On Korean Air Safety Case

QUOTE: ...case has dragged on for 14 months, and it involves a nation with a big carrier that has a long history of trouble and a civil aviation authority that has drawn harsh criticism from international monitors: South Korea.

New York Times
Aug 09, 2001 U.S. to Make First Payment in Death Tied to An A-plant

QUOTE: A year and a half after the government admitted that nuclear weapons production had sickened or killed workers...the secretary of labor, plans to make the first compensation payment on Thursday.

New York Times
Jul 31, 2001 Radioactive Waste Site: a Shift in Strategy

QUOTE: After spending 14 years and $4.5 billion to figure out whether Yucca Mountain is dry and stable enough to entomb highly radioactive waste for 10,000 years...

New York Times

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