Top officials in the U.S. government can use e-mail aliases for official business without violating federal disclosure rules, the chief federal records administrator said as Republicans challenged the practice.
Congress returns from a five-week recess to take up several perennial issues: turmoil in the Middle East, rising government debt and where to dump more than 65,000 tons of waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen of Savannah, Georgia today settled the federal job-discrimination case that led to her admission that she’d used a racial slur decades ago, testimony that prompted the collapse of much of her empire.
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.
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.
Vinson & Elkins LLP is closing its Shanghai office later this year and will consolidate the China practice in its existing Beijing and Hong Kong offices, according to a firm memo by Chairman Mark Kelly.
City officials from around the world will be able to share their waste, sewage and storm water programs on a new website set up by the U.S. and Brazil, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said.
Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, turned down a request from lawmakers to testify about the agency’s decision to withdraw Arch Coal Inc.’s permit for a mountaintop mine in West Virginia.