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The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general has opened yet another investigation into agency head Scott Pruitt. If this story sounds familiar, that's probably because Pruitt is facing nearly a dozen investigations from various government offices, both chambers of Congress and the White House.
Despite the cost of the cleanup at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site nearly tripling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not alter its remediation plans, the agency said. The EPA recently released its final report on the expected costs of remediating land in East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood, ...

The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog has opened a probe of besieged Administrator Scott Pruitt's controversial Washington apartment rental. The investigation of that rental — from the wife of a lobbyist who had clients had business with the EPA — will be the fifth inquiry being ...
Two towns in the Monadnock Region stand to benefit from a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has selected New Hampshire's Southwest Region Planning Commission for a Brownfields Program grant, according to a news release this week. A brownfield is a property ...
(Washington, D.C. – April 27, 2018) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) joined almost a million Americans in supporting the Clean Power Plan by sending formal comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing Administrator Scott Pruitt's “lawless and destructive” effort to repeal the ...
A new EPA office will try to keep federal environmental reviews from needlessly slowing down permitting for energy, manufacturing, and infrastructure projects that threaten endangered species, an agency official said April 26. The Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce as early as April 27 ...

Six Virginia communities and agencies received $2.4 million in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess and revitalize “brownfields,” properties with potential contaminants or hazardous materials. The EPA selected 144 communities around the country to receive a total of $54.3 ...
At an event at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., that was closed to the press, agency head Scott Pruitt touted the new policy as a way to increase transparency and enable the public to double-check research underpinning environmental regulations. The rule would require the agency to use only ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made the announcement last week. The Anaconda Copper Mine was included on the Superfund list back in 2016, but the EPA's updated list no longer includes the site as cleanup activities progress. The site covers more than 3,400 acres in the Mason Valley in ...
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking for broad public input on its plan to have the open waters of western Lake Erie declared impaired under the federal Clean Water Act. And a leading group opposed to the state agency's decision is encouraging its supporters to offer feedback, too.
Washington (April 24, 2018)—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just changed the way it enforces clean air rules, and the consequences could be dire for millions of Americans, according to an analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). EPA Assistant Administrator William Wehrum ...
“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again” could be the motto of one of the key research programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency known as the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). EPA staff have been working for nearly a decade to improve the scientific process of this program, but have ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been operating an outside consulting firm without proper approval from ethics officials, Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last year tapped EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino" ...
The Hill reported on Friday that the lobbyist whose wife had rented a room to Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator, at a very favorable rate, had tried to set up a meeting earlier this year with the E.P.A. on behalf of the philanthropic arm of one of his clients, despite having insisted he had ...
HONOLULU (KHON2) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that a settlement has been reached with Dole Food Co. Inc. The EPA says the company failed to closed two large capacity cesspools at its Puuiki Beach Park property on Oahu. Under the settlement, the company has closed ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will use heavy equipment to break up and smother burning tires that ignited when a wildfire spread ... EPA on-scene coordinator Duane Newell said Tuesday the tires were in bales compressed with metal straps to make a fence about 6 feet (2 meters) in ...
Molly Michel of South Philadelphia keeps her children inside some days because of air pollution, so she's particularly irked by a long delay by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to say officially whether Philadelphia has a smog problem. That designation could mean more regulation to help clean up ...

Marinette, Wis. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has halted the issuance of a permit for the "Back Forty" Mine project as proposed. The EPA put a 90 day hold on the project permitting and requested the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to address specific objections.
Nabil Fayoumi, remedial project manager of Superfund division for region 5 of the EPA, walks up the berm to take a look at the staging area where ... INDIANAPOLIS — President Trump's proposed budget cuts of $2.5 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency would harm programs in Indiana, ...
(WBAY) - The Environmental Protection Agency denied a wetland permit for the Aquila Back 40 mine, the final permit needed for the project. Among its objections, the EPA says Aquila Resources did not explain how it would manage discharge from the mine to meet water quality standards. That's been a ...
The EPA has raised objections to a mining company's plans for destroying wetlands near the Menominee River on the border between Michigan and ... The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formally objected to a Canadian company's plans for a controversial mine along the Wisconsin-Michigan ...
Both developers and opponents of the proposed mine near the mouth of the Menominee River had guarded reaction to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency objection earlier this month to the issuance of the mine's wetlands permit by the state of Michigan. In a letter earlier this month, EPA cited multiple ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced plans to restore grant funding to the Bay Journal, ending a six-month controversy over ... The publication had received agency funding through the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program office since its inception in 1991 to help inform the public ...
But the Environmental Protection Agency now hopes more developers like Unzicker, manager of environmental compliance at energy infrastructure provider Genesis Energy LP, choose contaminated properties deemed ready for redevelopment. To that end, the agency is encouraging potentially ...
By Sara Merken. Scientists and animal welfare advocates want an upcoming EPA strategy on ways to reduce the use of animals in chemical safety tests to state specifically what is expected of both regulators and companies. The Environmental Protection Agency will release its long-awaited strategic plan ...
President Donald Trump has picked a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response ... The White House announced that Trump has nominated Peter C. Wright to serve as EPA's assistant administrator for Land and Emergency Management.
The Environmental Protection Agency did not respond to repeated inquiries asking for more recent staffing figures. But some of those reviews are already underway, according to the EPA and regulated industries. First up are the toxic pollutant standards for Portland cement kilns, which the EPA must ...
Throughout the Trump administration's first year in office, the Environmental Protection Agency has been quietly scrubbing mentions of climate change and tweaking related language on its website – an effort critics have decried as scientific censorship. The EPA is far from the only federal agency to get a ...
Late last week, even as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Trump administration continued a plan to dismantle many of the institutions built to address those disproportionate risks, researchers embedded in the EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment released a study indicating that ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to shut down a grant-making center that supports leading-edge research on human exposure to pollution and its effects. Under the proposed consolidation, the grants, contracts and administrative functions of the National Center for ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday called for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to be “removed immediately.” ... he was accepting an award from the state's Air Resources Board, Schwarzenegger said Pruitt was “without any doubt the wrong person” to be serving at the EPA.
On February 7, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the pre-publication version of its proposed rule to establish user fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The rulemaking is authorized by section 26 of TSCA (as revised by the Frank R.
The Environmental Protection Agency added Allie Archer to the Helena office to shift some of Project Manager Nikia Greene's workload on one of the largest Superfund sites in the nation. ... Prior to working for EPA, Archer spent two years in the Peace Corps working on water systems in Senegal. Love. 0.
California has long enjoyed the authority to set pollution standards stronger than the federal government's, a legacy of the state's early battles against urban smog, which predated the 1970 Clean Air Act. But in testimony to a Senate committee last week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator ...
More than 50 Environmental Protection Agency employees based in Las Vegas, Nevada, will soon face the decision of relocating across the country, retiring or resigning. The EPA announced Tuesday the Office of Research and Development would end operations in Las Vegas by Sept. 30, which would ...
As the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt chooses his words carefully, especially on the subject of climate change. A longtime opponent of environmental regulation, Pruitt has to acknowledge that climate change exists to avoid legal problems that could arise from dismissing ...
“A strong enforcement program is essential to achieving positive health and environmental outcomes,” Susan Bodine, head of the enforcement division at the Environmental Protection Agency, said in a statement. The data from the E.P.A. represented activity during the government's 2017 fiscal year, which ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's long-awaited announcement on how it plans to clean up the illegally dumped radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill has some touting a victory and others vowing to fight harder than ever. On February 1, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a proposed ...
... Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking for answers and accountability. EPA officials notified the city of Steubenville that it has 30 days to come up with a plan of action to prevent future infrastructure failures. A Feb. 5 letter from the EPA to Steubenville officials says the city has failed to maintain federal compliance.
A federal court Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to take action on a request from Connecticut's government to crack down on pollution from a Pennsylvania power plant. Connecticut federal Judge Warren Eginton is giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 30 days to hold a public ...
The EPA's celebration of the day follows a Presidential proclamation by President George Weah, who declared Friday February 2, as Wetland Day and was observed throughout Liberia as working holiday. The celebration was marked with an all-out cleanup campaign in the Slipway Community in Monrovia ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection the green light to regulate the way the state enforces water pollution permit limits. House Bill 2506 passed in last year's legislative session and requires the state to use an average flow, known as ...
The sites are among more 21,600 nationwide that release toxic chemicals into the air, water or land, according to a database kept by the Environmental Protection Agency. In North Carolina, there are 776 such sites. Last year's hurricanes offered a glimpse of the danger of the release of potentially ...
DOVER — The Great Bay Coalition stressed coming out of its two-hour nonpublic meeting Tuesday with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials that it has zero desire to roll back any regulations or limits for Great Bay. Local environmentalists have expressed concern about the coalition's motivations ...
The top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee sent a letter to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday, calling into question a dramatic decrease in grant funding awarded by the agency in the past year. According to Sen. Tom Carper · Thomas (Tom) ...
Ten Democratic states and a coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday for delaying enforcement of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule meant to protect waterways. Led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D), the Southern Environmental Law ...
(Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2017) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has filed comments urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to move forward with its legal duty to protect Americans from smog. EDF's comments call on EPA to “expeditiously finalize” area designations under the ...
Now, if Murray Energy arranges meetings with the EPA, a former lobbyist for the company may well be sitting across the table. Top photo: Andrew Wheeler during his confirmation hearing to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency before the United States Senate Committee on the ...
Nevada will now oversee the cleanup of the troubled Anaconda Copper Mine site near Yerington after the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a deferral agreement Monday, according to an announcement from the EPA. Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke with local and state leaders at the site and ...
The Environmental Protection Agency this month asked residents of areas in and near the Tar Creek Superfund site just how much they play in the local ... The EPA is still in the planning phase to deal with sediment concentrations and possible cleanup methods to address contaminated sediments from the ...


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