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Congress Accuses EPA Chief Of Lying, Mentions Criminal Prosecution

Congress Accuses EPA Chief Of Lying, Mentions Criminal Prosecution

EPA denies Navajo pressure to waive rights to future payment claims in Animas River disaster

EPA denies Navajo pressure to waive rights to future payment claims in Animas River disaster

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy moved to mend fences Thursday with Navajo Nation as the agency denied accusations that it tried to force Indians to waive their rights to future claims stemming from the Gold King Mine blowout. In a statement Thursday, remedy the EPA described as “inaccurate” comments by Navajo President Russell Begaye, who told […]

Gold King Mine spill exposes Obama hypocrisy, threatens EPA credibility, critics say

Gold King Mine spill exposes Obama hypocrisy, threatens EPA credibility, critics say

The political fallout from last week’s toxic spill at Colorado’s Gold King Mine intensified Monday, with critics saying the incident has exposed clear hypocrisy within the Obama administration while threatening the credibility of the Environmental Protection Agency at a crucial moment. Rather than express outrage as it has done in the wake of previous environmental […]

Drones getting in the way of emergency responders

Drones getting in the way of emergency responders

SAN DIEGO (AP) – As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, erectile he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pilot suddenly identified the object as a four-rotor drone only 10 feet from […]

Hidden Obamacare Tax Hits All Americans (And It Goes Up Every Year!)

Hidden Obamacare Tax Hits All Americans (And It Goes Up Every Year!)

All Americans who bought health insurance policies this year – not just those enrolled in Obamacare – face a 41 percent increase in excise taxes because of hidden fees contained in an obscure section of the Affordable Care Act, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Virtually everyone who pays for health care insurance this year will […]

EPA takes heat for toxic wastewater spill that turns Colorado river orange

EPA takes heat for toxic wastewater spill that turns Colorado river orange

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency is coming under fire in Colorado after accidentally dumping one million gallons of acidic waste into the Las Animas River, turning it bright orange and threatening the community’s water supply. “The irony of this million-gallon toxic spill is rich,” said Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid. “EPA just created its […]

Wal-Mart’s pay raise backfires: ‘It is pitting people against each other’

Wal-Mart’s pay raise backfires: ‘It is pitting people against each other’

Wal-Mart’s minimum-wage hike this year, intended to improve morale and retain employees, is having the opposite effect for many senior workers who didn’t get a raise, according to a new Bloomberg report. New Wal-Mart workers started making a minimum of $9 an hour in April and will get at least $10 an hour in February. […]

The US Is Refining So Much Oil It’s Ridiculous

The US Is Refining So Much Oil It’s Ridiculous

The U.S. oil and gas boom may be slowing down, but the refining industry is booming. American refineries are taking in more petroleum than at any point in the last 25 years — refineries took in more than 17 million barrels of crude oil per day over the last four weeks, turning it into fuels and petrochemicals. […]

IRS can’t verify illegal immigrant IDs, vulnerable to fraud: Audit

IRS can’t verify illegal immigrant IDs, vulnerable to fraud: Audit

The IRS cannot verify that illegal immigrants are who they say they are, the tax agency’s inspector general reported Thursday in a new study that says the government doesn’t have the tools to validate foreign governments’ identifying documents, and could be paying refunds without truly knowing who it’s sending them to. IRS agents also don’t […]

ICANN chief warns of potential ‘major problems’ as U.S. prepares to relinquish Web oversight

ICANN chief warns of potential ‘major problems’ as U.S. prepares to relinquish Web oversight

A year away from a historic transition affecting the digital landscape, cost the head of the organization that regulates Web addresses warns that much still needs to be done to keep the Internet intact, stomach regardless of whether the U.S. relinquishes its oversight as expected. “New mechanisms, new methods of governance, need to be created, […]