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Oil And Gas Companies No Longer Required By EPA To Report Methane Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted the order that required oil and gas companies to report the equipment they used and their level of methane emissions. The decision once again highlights EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's deep ties with fossil fuel industry leaders.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2017

Obama Admin Bans States From Defunding Planned Parenthood

A new rule of the Obama administration, which would forbid states from choosing not to fund Planned Parenthood, is to become active just two days before President-elect Trump begins his term. The rule is seen as a last attempt to maintain the status quo, but it will most likely be challenged.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 17, 2016

This Is How New Overtime Rule Could Affect Millions Of US Workers

Will the Obama administration's new overtime rule hurt the workforce? Here's how the new regulations could potentially affect millions of middle-class U.S. workers, and it doesn't look too promising.

Feature | Culture May 22, 2016

Obama Administration Announces Contest To Redesign Medical Bill

The Obama administration launched a contest to innovators to redesign the U.S. medical billing process. The challenge aims to create simpler and more patient-friendly systems when dealing with their medical bills.

Public Health May 9, 2016

Obama Administration To Redirect $589 Million Funds To Fight Zika

The Obama Administration said it will extract the budget originally allotted for the Ebola outbreak in 2014. The move is after the Congress hasn't acted on the request for funds yet.

Life April 7, 2016

Supreme Court Decision Blocks Obama's Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 5-4 against the implementation of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. The initiative aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions primarily from coal-fired power plants in the country.

Earth/Environment February 10, 2016

White House Wants $1 Billion Budget For Biden's Cancer 'Moonshot'

The White House wants to propose $1 billion worth of funds for the Obama administration's cancer 'moonshot' project. The budget will be used to speed up research and hopefully come up with new ways to treat and diagnose cancer.

Life February 2, 2016

Obama Administration Pushing To Secure Paris Climate Deal

Officials at the White House have reaffirmed the Obama administration's goal of securing a definitive climate deal at the upcoming Paris talks in December. The U.S. government believes its goal to curb global warming depends on its ability to convince world leaders to agree on the deal.

Earth/Environment October 23, 2015

White House Nominates Cardiologist Robert Califf As Next FDA Commissioner

The Obama administration has announced its support of Duke University cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf's nomination for the vacant position of Food and Drug Administration commissioner.

Life September 16, 2015

Obama Administration Reveals Strategy Against Superbug Antibiotic Resistance

Obama Administration plans to take stance on the growing problem of superbugs. The White House will reveal strategies to reduce the problems of superbugs.

Life March 27, 2015

Obama Administration Outlines Plans to Reform How Medicare Pays Doctors, Hospitals

The Obama administration has announced reforms to Medicare's method of paying doctors and hospitals. The changes aim to reduce costs and improve the quality of care provided to patients.

Life January 27, 2015

ISIS more powerful than al-Qaeda: Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compares the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with al-Qaeda and expresses that the new militant group poses a bigger threat.

Society October 10, 2014

The White House launches a digital service team to improve agency websites

The White House announced the launch of U.S. Digital Service that will identify and repair faulty government websites. Mikey Dickerson, the engineer who saved HeathCare.gov, will lead the new USDS team.

Internet Culture August 12, 2014

Tesla not getting much love, or help, from White House

The White House won't be coming to the assistance of Tesla in its battle for direct sales. A petition called for the Obama administration to intervene, but the matter of sales will be left to states to determine.

FUTURE TECH July 16, 2014

Which U.S. state boasts employee fatality rate 5x higher than the country's average?

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations recently reported workers in several states are at a higher risk for injury and death.

Life May 9, 2014

Obama unveils the latest government report on climate change. Urgent action required

The latest report on climate change was recently unveiled by the Obama administration this Tuesday. The report indicates that urgent action against climate change needs to be taken immediately.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2014

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