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1 hr ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Extend BP's Suspension From Government Contracts

It's been four years since the BP Deep Water Horizon disaster where an oil rig explosion in the Gulf killed 11 workers and triggered the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Environment, Science

5 hrs ago | WRAL.com

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

Three North Carolina State University scientists found that lead, arsenic, copper and other byproducts of coal burned at a Duke Energy Corp. power plant have declined sharply since the Feb. 2 spill.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, North Carolina State University, Duke Energy, Energy, Ruffin, NC

9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

In appeals court decision, environmental groups lose challenge to EPA cement standard

A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

10 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

Sunlight streams onto the 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 15, 2013.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

14 hrs ago | Triple Pundit

EPA Data Shows U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Slightly Decreased in 2012

Climate change is making the news for a number of reasons, including Showtime's new series called "Years of Living Dangerously."


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19 hrs ago | WKYT

Berea picked for Livable Communities competition

Berea is one of four Appalachian communities chosen for a program to help promote economic development, preserve rural lands and increase access to locally grown food.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

21 hrs ago | Flathead Beacon

EPA Ready To Designate CFAC Plant a Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency is ready to designate the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Company plant a Superfund site, but it's looking for public support before conducting a more extensive investigation into the contamination.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Columbia Falls, MT, Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus

Thu Apr 17, 2014


DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site

DeFazio, D-Ore., said the Formosa Mine, which is on federal and private land outside Riddle, illustrates what is wrong about the 1872 Mining Act: The Canadian companies that reopened the mine in the 1990s have disappeared, the bond put up for cleanup was nowhere near enough to cover the true costs, and the federal government never got a penny in ... (more)


Related Topix: Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Geology, Science

Herald Star Online

City warning trespassers to stay away from former landfill

City officials are working with the Cross Creek Township Police to catch people driving their four-wheeler vehicles through the former 88-acre city landfill and damaging the recently constructed wetlands.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law


Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.


Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home, Environmental Law, Law


Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

Lowe's Home Centers , the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Home Improvement, Home


Some Winners And Losers As Obama's EPA Preps Carbon Crackdown

By early June, the EPA is set to announce its proposals for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.


Related Topix: Business News

Utility Products

EPA sees lower greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased 3.4 percent in 2012 from 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency .


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Wheeling News

Some Consol Benefits Lost

Effective Dec. 31, Murray Energy Corp. will cut off health benefits to salaried retirees from the five West Virginia coal mines it bought from Consol Energy in December, company officials confirmed Wednesday.


Related Topix: Mining, Consol Energy, Ohio County, WV, Benwood, WV, Moundsville, WV, Marshall County, WV

Wed Apr 16, 2014


EPA Will Test Contaminated Former Tannery Site Soon

Superfund work at the former Creese and Cook Tannery site will begin soon and a meeting has been scheduled to inform residents about the plans on April 30 at the Polish Club in Danvers.


Related Topix: Danvers, MA

Russia Taday

Methane emissions from fracking vastly underestimated by EPA - study

The study has 13 co-authors from several academic and research institutions, and used an aircraft to identify large sources of methane and quantify emission rates in southwestern Pennsylvania in June 2012.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law


Earth Day: 6 ways to be greener right now

In preparation for Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of ways to start saving energy not just on April 22, but every day.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environmental Law, Law


U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell 3.4 Percent In 2012, Says EPA

America's total greenhouse gas emissions actually fell 3.4 percent over the course of 2012, according to the LA Times.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Star Tribune

Appeals Court upholds EPA limits on toxic chemicals in air

In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the mercury rule "was substantively and procedurally valid," turning aside challenges brought by Republican-led states that had argued the rule was onerous as well as environmental groups contending it did not go far enough.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Environment, Science


Chief to sue EPA for environmental degradation

The Paramount Chief of the Western Nzema Traditional Area in the Western Region, Awulae Annor Adjaye, is contemplating a legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, over what he describes as the Agency's negligence in dealing with the excessive degradation of the environment particularly due to mining activities in the region.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science