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Courts Sides With EPA Over Pollution Limits, Fuel Efficiency Standards
2012-06-28 05:30:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com A federal appeals court this week upheld the Environmental Protection Agency´s (EPA) ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to set the 2012-16 fuel efficiency standards for automobiles. In a rebuke to the states and major industry players who challenged the new regulations, the court noted that greenhouse gases may "reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare." The group that brought the lawsuit, which included coal, oil and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.