Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
A new standard to protect public health from carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change is now open for public comment.
The U.S. House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s budget bill released Tuesday calls for $2.8 billion in cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2014 —a 34 percent decrease in funding over the prior year.
Following an uphill battle in Congress, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as the 13th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday in a 59-40 vote.
Citing a moral imperative to create a healthier planet with a stable environment for future generations, President Barack Obama laid out his vision for reducing climate change before environment and health advocates at Georgetown University on Tuesday.
A new ad from APHA touts the public health credentials and decades-long record fighting for clean air and kids' health of EPA nominee Gina McCarthy.
New limits proposed Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would reduce the amount of dangerous pollutants released from power plants into our nation’s waterways.
Former local health official Gina McCarthy faces tough questions from senators today before taking the next step in her long career in public service: administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officer Gina McCarthy to be the agency’s next administrator, filling a vacancy left by the December resignation of former head Lisa Jackson.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced in a statement today that she is leaving the agency after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, ending her four-year tenure.
In a move widely applauded by the public health community, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule today to strengthen clean air protections against fine particulate matter, or soot.
The public may gain stronger protections from small particles of soot that can lodge deep in the lungs and pose serious health threats if new standards sent to the White House Tuesday are approved by President Barack Obama.