Bloomberg BNA -- The Environmental Protection Agency is working with states and will continue to do so to prevent or investigate groundwater contamination from shale gas drilling, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a prominent environmental advocate.
Lisa Jackson said she will step down as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after four years during which she led the first efforts to curb carbon- dioxide emissions to combat global-warming risks.
President Barack Obama named five people to a commission to investigate the BP Plc oil spill, completing a panel charged with determining the causes of the accident and recommending ways to prevent another such disaster.
President Barack Obama ’s commission investigating BP Plc ’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill hired Fred Bartlit , the lawyer who represented former President George W. Bush in the 2000 election dispute, as lead counsel, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.
Lisa Jackson’s exit as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leaves her successor to combat global warming and set rules for hydraulic fracturing over the objections of businesses and Republican lawmakers.
As oil spewed from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pledged to keep a “boot on the neck” of BP Plc to get it to plug the leak and clean the mess. Then he halted new deepwater drilling.
U.S. environmental groups called on the State Department’s inspector general to investigate what they called “illegality and/or abuse of authority” in the department’s review of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline.