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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 ...
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp wore a fake nose and sunglasses to try to help her daughter pass a 2011 ... 11 after President Donald Trump appointed the former Wisconsin Department of natural resources secretary to be the EPA Region 5 administrator, the ...
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's top official said he is incensed that one of northwest Ohio's highest-profile environmentalists accused his agency of lying and engaging in a cover-up over a planned $700 million iron-briquette manufacturing facility along the Maumee River in East Toledo.
EPA, California must compromise in their fight over weakened fuel-efficiency standards, experts say ... California, which can set its own fuel efficiency standards, has fought the Environmental Protection Agency over the proposed weakening of rules set by the Obama administration that would require ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is closely watching how American farmers use dicamba during the 2018 growing season. ... Department Director Wellman, himself a soybean farmer, said the department agrees with the EPA's restrictions but also said further restrictions aren't necessary here.
engineer Jim Southerland was hired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971 to join the nascent war on air pollution. He came to relish the task, ... The number of emission factors used by the EPA since Southerland's time has proliferated and stands at 22,693. The agency itself admits most are ...
"People will get sick and die," Christine Todd Whitman, who served as EPA administrator under President George W. Bush, told Vox. "It's that simple." Some 230,000 Americans already die each year due to hazardous chemical exposures. "You stop enforcing those regulations and that number will go way ...
Superfund cleanups lead to tremendous health, economic, environmental and community progress, with a bonus of higher property values. Tacoma and Ruston are proof. However, these gains require an Environmental Protection Agency that has the authority, will and funding to enforce environmental ...
Daughter: EPA official wore disguise to spy on driving test .... Back to Gallery. MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp wore a fake nose and sunglasses to try to help her daughter pass a 2011 Wisconsin driving test after she failed her initial attempt.
"It's a new year, but EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to roll back the clock on environmental protections and drag us back decades," Suh wrote in the letter to supporters. "The best antidote to Pruitt's illegal attacks on our environment? Federal court," she adds. "We're gearing up to file suits on dozens of ...
(CNN) In a surprise reversal, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it is withdrawing its plan to suspend environmental protections for an ... The EPA proposed last year to "reverse clean water safeguards" for the Bristol Bay watershed, paving the way for a massive gold and copper mine to be ...
... to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office in Chicago once donned a fake nose and followed a person taking a driving exam in order to help her daughter pass the same test, her daughter said. Hannah, the 23-year-old daughter of incoming Midwest EPA chief Cathy Stepp, recounted to the ...
The Environmental Protection Agency has picked an environmental engineer from its Hanford Project Office as the new Hanford program manager. Dave Einan, who has worked in the EPA Hanford office since 1989 as a remedial project manager, will continue to be based in Richland. "He brings ...
The newspaper queried EPA in emails with direct questions about the Flat and reported repeatedly that the Flat is a part of West Side Soils. EPA never responded specifically to the Standard's questions about the Flat or asked for corrections to the stories. Three different Superfund professionals in Butte told ...
The nation's first Environmental Protection Agency chief, who returned as administrator in 1983 under President Ronald Reagan, excoriated his own party ... "It's a threat to the country," William Ruckelshaus, whom President Richard Nixon appointed in 1970 to lead the newly-created EPA, told HuffPost in a ...
Washington (CNN) The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a policy that requires facilities, such as power plants, that are "major" sources of hazardous air ... The EPA argued that the "once in always in" policy has been a "longstanding disincentive" to pursue technology that would cut pollution.
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including ...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been undergoing an effort to streamline its safety review process for new chemicals, NBC News reported recently. But some former EPA officials and industry advocates are worried the changes will harm the public. The most notable change is that the EPA ...
The largest oil refinery along the U.S. East Coast filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, blaming its downfall on "broken" environmental rules. Philadelphia Energy Solutions said it went bankrupt because of "skyrocketing costs" to comply with the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard. The rule, aimed at ...
While the future of the Hudson River cleanup remains unknown, the public has called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue the removal of PCBs. The EPA is reviewing 2,000 comments on the Proposed Second Five-Year Review Report for the Hudson River. General Electric has ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency admitted it was wrong last year to approve a decision by the Ohio EPA to designate only limited shoreline areas of western Lake Erie as "impaired." The Clean Water Act requires Ohio, every two years, to evaluate the water quality of all waters within its jurisdiction ...


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