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  1. Why farmers think the Clean Water Rule goes too farRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | High Country News

    President Donald Trump issued an executive order Feb. 28 directing federal agencies to revise the Clean Water Rule , a major regulation published by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers in 2015. The rule's purpose is to clarify which water bodies and wetlands are federally protected under the Clean Water Act.


  2. When did environment become a political issue?Read the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Daily Herald

    The EPA was created under President Nixon with bi-partisan support. Now the new Administrator is an anti-science, anti-environment, corporate shill who wants to cut regulations, reduce staff and turn responsibility for environmental enforcement to the states.


  3. Trump's budget could cut 3,000 staff from the EPA, report suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    Trump's budget proposal is expected to cut $2 billion and 20% of staff from the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a report from E&E News. As reported by the New York Times , the administration's forthcoming budget proposal is expected to ramp up military spending by $54 billion, and impose steep cuts on non-military agencies.


  4. Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as interior secretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | The Washington Post

    The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Ryan Zinke's nomination to lead the Interior Department by a 68 to 31 vote. Zinke will head a department that manages a fifth of the land in the United States, about 500 million surface acres, a total that doesn't include millions more acres and natural resources underground.


  5. Brady Sullivan pays EPA fine for lead paint violationRead the original story

    41 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    One of New Hampshire's biggest developers has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency for lead paint violations at one of its properties. Brady Sullivan Millworks II and Brady Sullivan Millworks IV of Manchester will pay a penalty of $90,461 after an inspection in 2015 found lead levels above acceptable safety standards at a four-story, historical mill building known as Mill West in Manchester.


  6. Sewer system to be tested in Upper St. ClairRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | The Almanac

    Upper St. Clair commissioners received an update on the status of the township's sanitary sewer consent order flow reduction program during their Feb. 27 meeting. Public works Director George Kostelich Jr. provided information on the municipality's flow isolation and flow monitoring status after the Environmental Protection Agency in 2014 identified the need for Municipal Source Flow Reduction as a component of the regional wet weather plan.


  7. GOSH! It's safety awards and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | South County Spotlight

    To refresh commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, and to find local and national experts weighing on how building a sustainable culture of safety beyond reacting to hazards, register now for the 35th biennial Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health conference. Coming up on March 6 - 9, the 2017 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center.


  8. The Latest: Court grants Oklahoma AG more time to complyRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | KSWO

    The Latest on Oklahoma's attorney general seeking more time to comply with a request for records related to the relationship that new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt had with energy companies : The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court has granted an emergency motion that gives Oklahoma's new attorney general more time to produce thousands of documents detailing the relationship that new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt had with energy companies. In an order late Tuesday, Chief Justice Douglas Combs granted Attorney General Mike Hunter's request for an emergency stay.


  9. Malcolm Berko: Dona t blame me for Tronc purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Dear Mr. Berko: I trusted you. In July of last year, you recommended in an email to me that I invest in Tronc at $15.75 because it was going to be bought out by Gannett.


  10. City prepares for new plantRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Evening Journal

    As part of the requirements for determining if Washington will receive a grant from the Iowa State Revolving Loan Fund for a water treatment plant renovation, comments are being sought for the next 30 days on the project. Jean Mayne, environmental review specialist, said the fund hopes to grant Washington a categorical exclusion for the project.


  11. Gretna Mayor Belinda Constant cautions against EPA budget cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NOLA.com

    Gretna Mayor Belinda Constant is among 75 mayors in Washington, D.C. this week urging Congress and President Donald Trump to not cut federal programs that protect the water quality and infrastructure along the Mississippi River.


  12. Do You Really Know What's in Your Drinking Water?Read the original story

    1 hr ago | World News Report

    After a nationwide examination of water contamination data reported to the Environmental Protection Agency in the calendar years of 2015 and 2016, FluksAqua has just released a highly localized analysis of health-based drinking water violations focused on the county and city level. Using the EPA's publicly-available Enforcement and Compliance History Online database, FluksAqua analyzed the data at a granular level to provide counties and cities with the technical information to educate their public and empower their water service providers.


  13. US Labor Department proposes delay to beryllium rule effective dateRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed delay in the effective date of the rule entitled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium , from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017. The announcement follows a White House memorandum, entitled "Regulatory Freeze Pending Review," issued Jan. 20, 2017, that directed the department to undertake a review of any new or pending regulations and temporarily postpone the date that they would take effect.


  14. Trump orders review of Obama rule protecting small streamsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | MDJonline.com

    ... rule. Thaddeus Lightfoot, a partner at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney who has been practicing environmental law for almost 30 years, likened the order to a "paper tweet" that on a practical level will have no immediate impact. "The only ...


  15. Naperville ready to boost water ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Herald

    Water rates in Naperville are set to increase this summer as the city prepares to make required improvements to its Springbrook Water Reclamation Center to remove more of the mineral phosphorus from treated water. Water rates in Naperville are in line to increase $2.54 a month for the average homeowner beginning June 1 as the city prepares to make required improvements to its wastewater treatment plant and maintain its water delivery system.


  16. New York A.G. Schneiderman Leads Coalition Of AGs Opposing President...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NewsLI.com

    New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of attorneys general in opposing President Trump's executive order today, which the President described as paving the way to the elimination of the Clean Water Rule . The coalition, which includes the attorneys general of New York, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Vermont, issued the following statement: "We strongly oppose President Trump's action today that undermines Clean Water Act protections and the public health and environment of our states.


  17. The Nest Smart Thermostat was just awarded an Energy Star by the EPARead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Digital Trends

    You'd like to think the Nest saves you money while saving the planet, and now, the EPA is agreeing with you, awarding the smart thermostat an Energy Star. On Tuesday, the Alphabet-owned company announced that its signature Learning Thermostat had received an Energy Star from the Environmental Protection Agency .


  18. Another delay proposed for OSHA beryllium ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Insurance

    The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed delaying the effective date of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's beryllium rule again, in keeping with President Donald Trump's regulatory freeze. The beryllium rule, which was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 9, would require general industry, construction and shipyard employers to take additional steps to protect an estimated 62,000 workers from serious risks such as lung diseases.


  19. New Final Rule to Protect Workers from Beryllium Exposure Takes Effect in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WebWire

    On March 21st, all three standards from a new final rule issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers from exposures associated with beryllium-related diseases will take effect. OSHA estimates about 62,000 workers are exposed to beryllium in the workplace.


  20. Wetlands, Waterways Jeopardized Following Administration DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AmmoLand

    WASHINGTON - - Backcountry Hunters & Anglers today condemned an administration decision to withdraw the Clean Water Rule, commonsense guidance that would enhance critical fish and wildlife habitat, improve the nation's supply of drinking water and restore clarity to the federal Clean Water Act. "America's hunters and anglers expect our elected leaders to make decisions that will enhance our unique legacy of wild public lands waters and wildlife," stated Gale.