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On December 27th, the United States 9th Circuit Court ruled in A Community Voice, et al. v. EPA that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must re-examine its dust-lead hazard standard and its definition of lead-based paint. The court has given the agency 90 days to issue a proposed rule, though the ...
Cleveland, Ohio -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency withdrew its approval of Ohio's decision to keep Lake Erie off a list of impaired bodies of water, which rankled environmentalists who pointed to harmful algal blooms contained within the lake. The U.S. EPA's reversal of its May decision was ...

"Stop moping and start moving," Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a speech at the Whittenberger Auditorium. Around 200 people gathered Tuesday to hear McCarthy speak on "The Future of EPA and Our Planet." Her speech focused on remaining hopeful ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published the thousands of public comments it received on its second five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund project. In June 2017, the EPA released an update on the project that removed 2.75 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the ...
A federal environmental cleanup site near Vail has landed on the Environmental Protection Agency's national list of contaminated areas with the greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential. The Eagle Mine Superfund site just outside of Minturn is among nearly two dozen federal cleanups ...
In a companion piece for a lawsuit filed last month against the Environmental Protection Agency, Connecticut has joined New York in suing the EPA's over its alleged failure to control ozone pollution from the Midwest, Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Wednesday. The case, filed in the U.S. ...

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting course under the Trump Administration on how it assesses new chemicals for health and environmental hazards, streamlining a safety review process that industry leaders say is too slow and cumbersome. But some former EPA officials, ...
The plan to hire the automaker to overhaul internal practices at an agency that regulates it drew fire from former EPA officials and watchdog groups. ... talks with the Environmental Protection Agency to overhaul internal management practices at the agency, the automaker told HuffPost on Wednesday.
The Environmental Protection Agency may offer more buyouts and early retirements to its workforce later this year, once Congress approves a federal spending plan. In the first year of the Trump Administration, the EPA made Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) and Voluntary Early Retirement ...
In its first year under President Donald Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency moved quickly to fulfill several promises Trump made during his presidential campaign, most notably to roll back climate regulations put into place under the Obama administration. As part of an effort to carry out executive ...
CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) -- Federal officials have reached a settlement to have eight abandoned uranium mines assessed on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says EnPro Holdings Inc. will install fencing and signs warning residents and visitors of potential radiation exposure at ...
The Ohio EPA has told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it is "deeply concerned" about nearly 150,000 gallons of drilling fluid that was "lost down a hole" beneath the Tuscarawas River in southwestern Stark County. That's the same site where more than 2 million gallons of the fluid - mixed ...
Lawmakers Take Anti-Harassment Training, EPA Says Company Will Assess Navajo uranium Sites ... The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says EnPro Holdings Inc. will install fencing and signs warning residents and visitors of potential radiation exposure at sites in northeastern Arizona near ...
Pennsylvania and other Northeast states are suing the federal government after the Environmental Protection Agency refused to expand a control measure to western states that are creating pollution that floats over eastern cities. They argued that the ozone pollution, or smog, those western states create is ...
Washington (CNN) The Environmental Protection Agency inspector general will look into agency spending in connection with EPA enforcement agents being used on Administrator Scott Pruitt's security detail, according to a letter sent to Rep. Peter DeFazio, the top Democrat on the House Transportation ...
Despite reductions to its staff and budget over the last year, the Environmental Protection Agency managed to remove Superfund sites from its National Priorities List at an accelerated pace, including part of a dioxin-afflicted site in Wildwood, where concern remains among some community members.
After more than 10 years of waiting while the Environmental Protection Agency negotiated over the cleanup, the Butte Hill is about to learn the next step of its fate. ... But after a Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners' meeting last month, EPA told The Standard the Flat was not part of West Side Soils.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency inspector general will look into agency spending in connection with EPA enforcement agents being used on Administrator Scott Pruitt's security detail, according to a letter sent to Rep. Peter DeFazio, the top Democrat on the House ...
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on the Renewable Fuel Standard Program: standards for 2018 and biomass-based diesel volume for 2019. GAO found that (1) the final rule (a) establishes the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, bio-mass-based diesel, ...
In December, an American official travelled to the North African nation of Morocco, where he promoted trade in liquified natural gas. The official was not in private industry, nor part of a Department of Energy delegation. Instead, he was Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears to no longer be releasing preliminary assessments of potentially hazardous new chemicals or new uses of existing chemicals, according to documents reviewed by E&E News. The development means the public has no way to know whether the ...
Flint, MI -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn't alone in its worries about the city's long-term ability to manage its water system. A top Michigan Department of Environmental Quality official has told the EPA he also has concerns about "long-term, technical, managerial and financial capacity" to ...
#MeToo in Restaurants; Banning Books in prisons; Trump's EPA; What's Your 'Thing?' Listen 33 min. Queue ... Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post senior national affairs correspondent, covering changes to the government in the Trump Administration, talks about the policy changes at the EPA in the last year.
The Kohala Center in Waimea on the Big Island is receiving a $90,000 environmental protection grant that it applied for in 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The Kohala Center's "farm to Forest" project is using school gardens at middle schools to ...
Sens. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, questioned Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Jan. 9 on his appointment of two advisers to serve on EPA's Federal Advisory Committees. The appointments came after public commenters warned that ...
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to add a site in Newark to the National Priorities List - a list of contaminated sites eligible for ... resources are available for effective and safe revitalization of some of the most contaminated sites across the country," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in ... The agenda, laid out by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in an exclusive interview with Reuters on Tuesday, marks an extension of the agency's efforts ...
(Washington, D.C. - January 8, 2017) EDF joined the Environmental Law and Policy Center and WE ACT for Environmental Justice to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect Americans' health from super-polluting glider trucks. The groups filed comments with EPA opposing ...
The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a coal mining company's appeal arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must regularly report on the impact to coal jobs from its regulations. Murray Energy Corp.'s case was one of dozens the court declined to hear without any explanation.
If you're counting on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the future to police polluters, enforce regulations and pay for protection for clean air and water, brace yourselves for change. As part of his bid to "Make America Great Again," President Donald Trump wants to shrink the federal environmental ...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is touting cleanups at seven of the nation's most polluted places as a signature accomplishment in the Trump Administration's effort to reduce the number of Superfund sites, even though records show the physical work was completed before ...
On January 3, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would be hosting two webinars to support Third-Party Certifiers (TPC) in generating and entering annual report information into the Central Data Exchange (CDX). Registration is available online through the following links: the ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began testing groundwater in Kent County, MI, last week, as reported by Wood TV. The EPA is searching for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from Scotchguard used by Wolverine World Wide in producing shoes during past decades. The EPA is ...
Comments. ALBANY, N.Y. >> The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not ready to bring to an end the $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of contamination in the upper Hudson River. EPA officials said Tuesday the agency needs to finish its review before declaring whether the job was completed properly.
A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise its lead-paint standards within 90 days and write new rules within a year. The 2-1 decision last week by the San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit came in response to environmental groups ...
Soil could be excavated and removed from nine residential lots in the Lowertown section of Lockport because of test results showing what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls "slightly elevated levels of lead" in the ground. Residents could refuse to allow the EPA to work at their homes, but Frank ...
EPA Partially Removes Superfund Site in Wyoming off List. The Environmental Protection Agency has partially removed a federal Superfund site in Wyoming off its national priorities list after soil and groundwater cleanup actions were completed. Jan. 3, 2018, at 1:10 p.m.. EPA Partially Removes Superfund Site in Wyoming ...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partially or completely removed seven sites from its Superfund list last year. The Superfund is part of a federal program which helps to clean up land that has been polluted with hazardous waste. The deletions of sites in 2017 -- four partial and three complete ...
Delaware intends to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over what state officials say is its failure to regulate the air pollution that drifts from smokestacks in West Virginia and Pennsylvania eastward into the First State. The state is demanding that federal regulators require power plants in those ...
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to revise its nearly 17-year-old standard for dangerous levels of lead in paint and dust within one year, a rare legal move that amounts to a sharp rebuff of President Trump and Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. ...
Environmental Protection Agency staffers are under orders from the Trump Administration to complete a replacement for former President Barack Obama's major climate change rule by the end of the year, far faster than the normal pace the agency uses to develop major regulations, according to three ...
We are home to the largest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated Superfund site in the country. The Upper Clark Fork River Superfund complex, stretching 120 miles from Butte to Missoula, was severely degraded by mining and smelting for more than 100 years. Only in the last 30 years has ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s top-selling weed killer Roundup, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, contradicting a World Health Organization panel. The EPA, in a draft risk assessment report issued on Monday, also said it ...
It wasn't so much what they got, however, as what they didn't get: Michael Dourson as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's toxics chief. Even more ... So when Davidson and Rhinehart heard late last week that his nomination to lead the EPA's toxics office had been withdrawn, the sense of relief was ...
In the process, he's become a lightning rod for the left, with Democrats pointing to the EPA's agenda as proof of Trump's disdain for crucial government protections. Meanwhile, Trump's supporters have lauded Pruitt, both for his actions and for what he has done to fight liberals -- including his mission to take ...
The states want the EPA to impose more stringent controls on mostly Midwestern states whose air pollution they claim is being blown in their direction. ... NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight northeastern states said on Tuesday they sued the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to impose more stringent ...
The Boundary Waters area in northern Minnesota is one of America's most beautiful wilderness areas. As one of its final acts, the Obama administration refused to renew mineral rights leased to a company named Twin Metals to mine for copper and nickel very near the Boundary Waters and the city of Ely.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Dec. 19 issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that provides an opportunity to comment on the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuels that are produced from grain sorghum oil extracted at dry mill ethanol plants. This Notice of Proposed ...
Stepp has been appointed to take charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency region that includes Wisconsin at a time when the federal ... After Stepp became DNR secretary in 2011, the EPA Region 5 office in Chicago pushed her to fix deficiencies in clean water protections that affect lakes, ...
More than 700 people, including over 200 scientists and 96 environmental protection specialists, have left the Environmental Protection Agency since the start of the Trump Administration, according to a joint investigation by The New York Times and ProPublica. Lisa Friedman of The New York Times joins ...


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