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  1. US agency cleaning up contaminated site in Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | SFGate

    In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, debris sits on the property of the former Hard Chrome Plating Co., in Grand Rapids, Mich. Crews are expected to begin cleaning up the contaminated property, that contains thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals next week.


  2. FDA Commits to Moving Forward with LDT RegulationRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | JD Supra

    Last Tuesday, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, announced at a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health that FDA would move forward with finalizing its plan to regulate laboratory developed tests sometime in 2016. FDA provided notice of its intent to take action on LDTs when it published a draft guidance document in October 2014 , setting forth the agency's plan for regulatory oversight of LDTs.


  3. Audi readying software repair for emissions-cheating 3-liter diesel enginesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mashable

    The Volkswagen Group announced Monday that it has prepared and submitted for approval updated engine management software for its U.S. versions of the Audi 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines. The revised software alters the auxiliary emission control devices - the so-called "defeat device" - and brings the vehicles into compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emissions laws.


  4. Cemetery cited after grave digger's accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Newsday

    A Queens operator of a Long Island cemetery is facing a $123,000 fine after a cave-in nearly sent a grave digger to an "early grave," a federal agency announced Tuesday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it cited St. John Cemetery Corp. of Middle Village after the cave-in at St. Charles/Resurrection Cemeteries in Farmingdale left the worker, who was digging a grave, waist-deep... A Queens operator of a Long Island cemetery is facing a $123,000 fine after a cave-in nearly sent a grave digger to an "early grave," a federal agency announced Tuesday.


  5. NewsLETTER to the Editor 11-25LETTER to the Editor 11-25Dear Editor:Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Silver City Sun-News

    ... dwater safe. Call and thank Attorney General Hector Balderas and community groups (GRIP, Amigos Bravos, NM Environmental Law Center) for standing up for protecting our rights to clean water instead of corporate profits.


  6. New Wolf Pack Confirmed In North-Central WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

    They've named the pack Loup Loup, recognizing prominent landmarks within the pack's range in Methow Valley, including Loup Loup Pass. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife discovered the pack after receiving numerous reports of wolf sightings in the area from the public.


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    2 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    Several environmental advocacy groups have sued the state's top environmental regulation agency for alleged inadequate handling of several air pollution permits, including one for a large coal power plant near Waco, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Travis County district court. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has a duty to take action on the permits within 18 months of receiving them.


  8. Idaho officials OK implementation of sage grouse planRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    Idaho officials on Tuesday approved implementing the state's plan to protect habitat for greater sage grouse on endowment lands, despite frustration with federal land managers. The Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 to have the Idaho Department of Lands move forward with actions set out in the 82-page Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan the board approved in April.


  9. Post File Photo - Efforts continue to spur long-awaited Mount Hood land exchange.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

    Oregon's U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced progress on a bill that would help resolve the decades-long dispute over proposed land development on the northeast side of Mount Hood. Almost six years after the Omnibus Public Lands Act was signed into law in 2009, efforts are continue on multiple fronts to make progress on its mandated land exchange between Mt.


  10. Mourning families say the feds failed themRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    Contact 5 Exclusive: Florida is one of the nation's leaders in work-related deaths according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our Investigators have spent months working with families torn apart by accidents they say should have been prevented.


  11. U.S. EPA expected to nudge higher biofuels mandates -sourcesRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    Nov 24 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is widely expected to increase requirements for biofuels use through 2016 due to higher total fuel demand, when it publishes a final Renewable Fuel Standard rule in the coming days, sources said. The environmental regulator is expected to announce requirements on its plan for the program, on or by Monday, Nov. 30, when global climate change discussions are set to start in Paris.


  12. OSHA's beryllium rule: a victim of White House's "regulatory...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs

    Earlier this month, a few dozen individuals and organizations submitted comments to OSHA on its proposed rule to protect beryllium-exposed workers. The lightweight and super strong metal is associated with lung cancer and causes chronic beryllium disease.


  13. Greens intervene to defend EPA ozone rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Hill

    Earthjustice filed court papers on Tuesday supporting the Environmental Protection Agency's new ozone standards in a case brought by a coal company opposed to the rule. Murray Energy Corp. sued over the ozone limits in October, arguing the rule will be expensive to implement and damage coal industry jobs.


  14. Portland Superfund, more real by the week, finally shows momentum: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    Contractors at the Arkema cleanup site dig an underground wall designed to prevent contaminated groundwater from leaking into the Willamette River in this file photo from 2012. Few reports are as pointed as that issued recently by a citizen-based group studying cleanup scenarios for an 11-mile stretch of the Willamette River known as the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and comprising several pollution zones that are dirty enough to win their own Superfund designations.


  15. Delisting wolves was a mistakeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    The recent decision by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to delist wolves from the state's Endangered Species Act protection was based on faulty science and political expediency. The biggest problem is with the department's criteria for delisting - more than four breeding pairs of wolves for three years in a row- is that it fails to ensure full restoration of the wolf across the state.


  16. Higher sewer rates likely in MansfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | News Journal

    Higher sewer rates likely in Mansfield Ohio EPA orders to fix issues at Mansfield's wastewater treatment plant may lead to higher utility rates. Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1Hl9wa4 MANSFIELD - Sewer rates that Mansfield property owners pay could rise soon as a result of state orders requiring the city to make significant repairs and upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant.


  17. Wildlife area still closed to protect whooping cranesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | North Platte Bulletin

    Six whooping cranes are still hanging out at Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in southeast Nebraska, so that area is still off-limits to the public, the Game and Parks Commission said Tuesday. Father Hupp WMA was closed Nov. 16 when the cranes arrived.


  18. Connecticut Audubon Society wins EPA grant for climate change educationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Milford Mirror

    The Connecticut Audubon Society along with with Massachusetts Audubon and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island have been awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to collaborate on an education initiative, called Building Climate Action Communities, designed to make climate change science a routine part of outdoor nature programs. Climate change is already an important component of Connecticut Audubon's award-winning Science in Nature school education program.


  19. Chemical Safety Board Moves To Fire Two Top StaffRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Chemical & Engineering News

    Turmoil at the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board continues as CSB is poised to fire its top two staff members who have been on paid leave since June. In a Nov. 16 letter, CSB member Kristen Kulinowski, a chemist, recommends terminating Daniel Horowitz, CSB managing director.


  20. EPA Recognizes Dallas For Working To Fight Asthma TriggersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | CBS Local

    Primatene Mist, a nonprescription inhaler used to help asthma patients breathe better during an asthma attack, is shown. DALLAS - The Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing the City of Dallas and the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children for their collaboration to improve children's health in the Dallas area.