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Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2010, and the EPA's 40th Anniversary Year

Earth Day is April 22, 2010. April 22 is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day , and this is EPA's 40th anniversary year, so the EPA has planned a very special month! Start by checking out their newly redesigned Earth Day web site . Lots of cool things you can do to participate in and celebrate...

Top 10 Environmental Watch List for 2011

In case you missed it, the Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center launched its first annual Top 10 Environmental Watch List. Makes for an interesting read. See http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/ .

FY2016 EPA Budget Proposal

By E. Lynn Grayson EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee regarding EPA's proposed 2016 fiscal year budget. EPA's 2016 fiscal year from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. EPA is seeking an increase of $453M over...

USEPA Announces Changes to Self-Audit Policy

Besides researching and writing environmental rules, such as the mercury power plant rule recently addressed by the US Supreme Court, the USEPA must also spend a lot of effort enforcing rules – to ensure they are fairly and evenly complied with. Besides the “stick” of fines, potential...