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Obama announces cabinet picks for budget office, EPA, energy

President Barack Obama announced three nominees for his second term cabinet on Monday, choosing a philanthropy expert to run the White House budget office, an air quality expert to run the Environmental Protection Agency and a scientist to lead the Energy department.


BP suspended from new US gov't contracts

BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.


Protecting babies from neurotoxins

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized a rule that for the first time requires U.S. coal and oil-fired power plant operators to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.


EPA issues strong limits on mercury emissions from smokestacks

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a tough new rule to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances from sources such as power plants, a landmark measure that could prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.


Flouride in water spotting kids' teeth

Flouride in water spotting kids' teeth

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are recommending changing for the first time in nearly 50 years the amount of fluoride allowed in drinking water because of an increase in fluorosis -- a condition that causes spotting and streaking on children's teeth.


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