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  1. Is BP's $18.7 billion oil spill settlement tax deductible? Deal could save BP billions,...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Alabama Live

    BP agreed to a landmark $18.7 billion settlement last week resolving claims from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but one research group says that tax deductions could take the sting out of BP's payments and force U.S. taxpayers to pick up the slack. According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group , at least $13.2 billion of the settlement could be written off as a normal cost of business expense, allowing BP to subtract the amount it pays in settlements each year from the company's annual taxable profits.


  2. Mississippi joins states suing over new EPA water ruleRead the original story

    8 min ago | KBMT

    Mississippi is joining other states in a lawsuit challenging a rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The multistate action challenges as unconstitutional the Environmental Protection Agency's redefinition of the states' streams, creeks, ponds and wetlands as the "waters of the United States."


  3. Residents near Cicero Swamp should take precautions during aerial sprayingRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Post-Standard

    Aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp will take place tonight and residents near the designated spray areas are asked to take precautions. The Onondaga County Health Department will spray the area due to the recent high mosquito count and the finding of EEE in a mosquito pool.


  4. Hudson River Dredging Begins Final SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | CE News

    In Early May Workers Began The Sixth And Final Season Of Dredging Pcb-contaminated Sediments From The Bottom Of The Hudson River. The Historic Dredging Project - One Of The Largest And Most Complex Cleanups In Superfund History - Began In 2009.


  5. Oregon's sine dieRead the original story

    30 min ago | Ridenbaugh Press

    The Oregon legislature, which normally runs longer than Washington's or Idaho's, has adjourned. A $7.4 billion investment in public schools will provide stable budgets for most school districts while also funding full-day kindergarten for children throughout Oregon for the first time.


  6. So far, F-150's rivals are mostly sticking with steelRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Automotive News

    Few automakers are following the lead of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup, which has adopted an all-aluminum body and frame to save weight and boost fuel economy. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Nearly everyone thought there would be a rush to aluminum after Ford last year switched the skin and bones of the venerable F-150 pickup from steel to the lightweight material.


  7. Moms, Kids From Across U.S. Hold 'Play-In' Protest On Hill Urging Climate, Air Pollution ActionRead the original story

    47 min ago | Sys-Con Media

    Organized by the Moms Clean Air Force, the mothers and their children called for action on climate change and air pollution, as well as to voice support for the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan. In making the case for the Clean Power Plan, organizers and speakers cited the following EPA data: "These reductions will lead to climate and health benefits worth an estimated per year in 2030.


  8. Dominion offers appliance recycling programRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    That old refrigerator in your garage could be costing you an extra $100 a year but thankfully, Dominion Virginia Power will pick up and recycle old, less efficient refrigerators at no cost. Customers will actually receive a $50 incentive for participating in the new Residential Appliance Recycling Program.


  9. Green House Data Gives Washington Data Centers 2,265 MW Renewable Energy BoostRead the original story

    1 hr ago | PRWeb

    Green House Data, a leader in cloud hosting, colocation, and managed data center services, today announced the addition of 2,265 megawatts of wind Renewable Energy Credits to support sustainability efforts in Washington state. Since the company's founding in 2007, Green House Data has participated in the US Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.


  10. ALG - Interior approps provide opportunity to defund EPA rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NH Insider

    July 6, 2015, Fairfax, Va. - Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to defund key Environmental Protection Agency and other Interior Department actions in the upcoming Interior appropriations bill that have been stifling energy and extraction industries: "The upcoming Interior appropriations bill provides an opportunity for the House to defund key EPA and other Interior actions that have had a stranglehold on our economy.


  11. White House plans rooftop solar panel initiative for inner-city neighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Raw Story

    The White House said it would move to put more solar panels on rooftops in poor, inner-city neighbourhoods to cut electricity bills and fight climate change. The plan, to be unveiled on Tuesday in Baltimore, follows dozens of new initiatives rolled out by the White House since the start of the year to signal Barack Obama's commitment to act on climate change - even in the face of Republican opposition.


  12. Unprecedented House attack on wolves, other wildlife and the ESA itselfRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    All across the Internet, calls for action are going out to, and out from, wildlife advocates. The fate of wolves , in particular, hangs in the balance.


  13. Greens Ask EPA to Regulate Carbon DioxideRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

    The Environmental Protection Agency should regulate carbon dioxide, as it does other harmful substances, because the world's oceans and sea life face "an unprecedented crisis" from acidification, environmentalists say. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Obama administration to regulate CO2 emissions under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, as it has regulated other toxic and harmful substances such as PCBs and asbestos.


  14. EPA Orders New Restrictions On InsecticideRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Manufacturing.net

    Federal regulators recently announced increased limits on the use of propoxur, a common insecticide, over its potential effects on human health. Under the proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency , propoxur would be restricted in hospitals, food-handling establishments and other facilities where children may be present.


  15. Federal plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay upheldRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | USA Today

    Federal plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay upheld An appellate court allows the EPA to hold Delmarva accountable for restoring waterways. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Mbq29W The federal plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay survived a court challenge Monday that threatened to delay a 2025 goal for finishing the work.


  16. BLM Receives Challenges to Greater Sage-Grouse Plans From All SidesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

    Following the May 28, 2015 release by the Bureau of Land Management of 14 final Environmental Impact Statements for land use plans designed to provide greater protection to the greater sage-grouse on approximately 50 million acres of BLM-managed land in 10 different western states, more than 40 environmental groups, industry organizations, states, and counties have filed formal complaints with the BLM, protesting various aspects of the plans. BLM aims to provide sufficient state and federal protection for the greater sage-grouse to avoid the need for a listing of the species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act .


  17. ARTBA Joins Lawsuit Challenging New U.S. EPA "Waters of the U.S." RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Construction Equipment Guide

    The American Road & Transportation Builders Association has joined a broad coalition of national organizations challenging in federal court new Clean Water Act regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . The American Road & Transportation Builders Association has joined a broad coalition of national organizations challenging in federal court new Clean Water Act regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency .


  18. Court Signals Limits on Deference to RegulatorsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Roll Call

    The Supreme Court's recent decision on the EPA's mercury rules may mark a re-evaluation of the deference that justices typically afford environmental regulators to interpret the laws they must carry out. The EPA has notched a number of wins in federal appeals court and at the high court itself based on a 1984 case - Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v.


  19. US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake BayRead the original story

    Yesterday | Cybercast News Service

    A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab. The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld restrictions on farm and construction runoff and wastewater treatment, and has the support of environmentalists and officials in the six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 1 comment

  20. BP Escapes Larger Damages With $18B SettlementRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | CFO

    The settlement of Deepwater Horizon claims includes a record $5.5 billion in Clean Water Act penalties - about half of what BP might have faced. With its historic $18.7 billion settlement of all federal and state claims arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP avoided what could have been significantly larger penalties.