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2 hrs ago | East Bay Express

Friday Must Reads: Assembly Okays Plastic Bag Ban; EPA Says Brown's Water Tunnels Are Illegal

Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. In a surprise development, the state Assembly approved legislation that would ban single-use plastic bags in California and the bill is expected to be approved by the state Senate and by Governor Jerry Brown, the Mercury News $ reports.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Environment, Science

6 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Rest of River: Truck traffic, cleanup methods in focus at EPA session

Residents who voiced concerns about the planned Rest of River environmental cleanup of Housatonic River sites focused Thursday on truck traffic, cleanup methods and other aspects not yet finalized.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science, Lenox, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Pittsfield, MA

12 hrs ago | CED

Energy-efficient set-tops have saved $168M in electric bills

The movement to make cable customer premise equipment more energy efficient has paid off, saving U.S. cable customers as much as $168 million in total on their energy bills.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times

EPA says proposed Delta water tunnel would harm environment

Relatively dry regions of California such as Southern California rely on fresh water imported from far-away sources like the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, pictured above.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science, Sacramento, CA

Burlington Times News

EPA waterway proposal endorsed by Haw River monitor

Haw Riverkeeper Elaine Chiosso is among those locally who support the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands nationwide.


Related Topix: Haw River, NC, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Saxapahaw, NC

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY


EPA: No chemical releases in BP fire

BP's Whiting Refinery as seen from 121st Street in Whiting on August 27, 2014 shortly after a reported explosion at the facility.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Fire, Whiting, IN, Explosion

KXII-TV Sherman

Rural fire depts. breathe sigh of relief after nation-wide program is reinstated

Madeline Schmitt joined the News 12 Team as a morning reporter in June 2014 and is thrilled to wake up with you every weekday.


Related Topix: Fire, Environmental Law, Law, Department of Defense, US News


AGRIBUSINESS: EPA Administrator Talks Challenges Of Iowa Water Quality Funding

Millions of state dollars have been poured into water conservation practices like no-till or cover crops as part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, however, they have stayed as one-time funding projects.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science


Water contamination discussed in near former bases

A new drinking-water test requirement has led authorities in Warminster and Horsham to close four major wells and could further delay the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove.


Related Topix: Warminster, PA, Horsham, PA, Willow Grove, PA, Environmental Law, Law, US Military, US Navy

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

EPA, DuPont Corp. Agree to $1.275 Million Settlement over Chemical Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday a settlement with DuPont Corp. for allegedly releasing hazardous substances into the Kanawha River in West Virginia over a four-year span.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law


EPA: North Carolina's air getting cleaner

Federal environmental officials say all of North Carolina meets a new more-stringent national air quality standard for fine-particle pollution.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Fox News

Epa Power Grab? Rep claims maps prove secret private property plot

A top House Republican is charging that the Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of U.S. waterways to set the stage for a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, a claim the EPA strongly denies.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

Daily Press & Argus

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Pregnant women should stop eating all forms of tuna, even the canned light variety, due to risks of mercury exposure, says Consumer Reports.


Related Topix: Yonkers, NY, Life, Seafood

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

John Stossel on Our Bloated EPA

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You've required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars, and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet

WSET-TV Lynchburg

EPA honors Va. teacher for environmental education

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Cumberland County High School and Middle School teacher Angela Whittaker has been awarded the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Marysville Globe

M'ville business to reduce hazardous waste 40 percent after EPA fine

Seacast was a lemon when it came to handling hazardous waste, but the Marysville company is going to use a new "water blast" system to turn it into lemonade.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Grand Canyon News

Arizona looks for breathing room in EPA's carbon-emission goals

The share of energy produced by coal-burning power plants, like the Navajo Generating Station, shown here, would be reduced in favor of natural gas generation and renewable sources over the next 15 years under an EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Arizona, Arizona Government

KATC-TV Lafayette

ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law


Whale watching can generate income - " EPA boss

Prof. Ofori Danso, Chairman of the Environmental Protection Agency sub-committee on whales, has called on government to introduce whale watching to generate income for the country.


Related Topix: South Africa, Africa, World News, Ghana