- Nebraska senators urge EPA to back biofuels industry Updated: May-22-15 2:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to continue its support for renewable fuels when drafting rules that could limit amounts of ethanol blended with gasoline for fuel.
- EPA considering permit for injection well in Monroe County Updated: May-22-15 7:55 am
SUMMERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering whether to approve a permit for a proposed injection well in Monroe County.
- EPA proposes $10M plan to remove tar-like liquids Updated: May-21-15 4:41 pm
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is pitching a $10 million plan to pump tar-like liquids from the groundwater near the Waukegan Port District's lakefront property.
- Stricter ozone standards approved in southwest Wyoming Updated: May-20-15 11:57 am
PINEDALE, Wyoming - A state regulatory panel has approved new regulations aimed at limiting emissions from existing natural gas facilities in southwest Wyoming, ending years of debate over how to address pollution from the operations in the Pinedale area.
- Hickenlooper rejects GOP call to ignore EPA coal rules Updated: May-19-15 3:35 pm
DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper rejected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for states to defy new federal pollution controls on coal-burning power plants, saying Colorado has a long history of protecting its environment - despite its heavy reliance on coal.
- Indiana officials push back against reducing ozone levels Updated: May-18-15 5:09 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana environmental officials and Republican Gov. Mike Pence are pushing back against new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that would reduce the amount of ozone levels allowed in the atmosphere.
- Ohio waste incinerator operator says it's not health risk Updated: May-18-15 4:17 am
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - The operator of a hazardous-waste incinerator in eastern Ohio says the plant isn't a health risk to its neighbors.
- Environmental groups, EPA settle suit over Sherco emissions Updated: May-15-15 7:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement designed to reduce emissions from the coal-fired Sherco plant in Sherburne County, according to documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
- EPA: Waste incinerator released dangerous toxins into air Updated: May-15-15 1:07 pm
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - A hazardous-waste incinerator in Ohio released dangerous toxins into the air over the past four years, exposing those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer, miscarriages and early death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
- EPA: Pekin company to stop selling unapproved refrigerants Updated: May-15-15 4:08 am
PEKIN, Illinois - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a Pekin, Illinois company will pay a $300,000 fine for selling unapproved refrigerants and will stop marketing the product.
- US OKs coal-fired ferry for another season on Lake Michigan Updated: May-14-15 9:20 pm
LUDINGTON, Michigan - Operators of a 63-year-old coal-fired passenger ferry that carries people and cars across Lake Michigan between Wisconsin and Michigan have made the necessary environmental improvements to keep the vintage vessel in service, U.S. regulators announced Thursday.
- 2 Iowa manufacturing plants cited for improper waste storage Updated: May-13-15 12:40 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two wheel manufacturing plants in Iowa have been cited for improperly handling and storing hazardous waste at their facilities.
- Major Kentucky candidates for governor will refuse EPA plan Updated: May-13-15 3:35 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentuckians won't know who their next governor is until after the November election, but they do know he won't comply with the EPA's coal regulations.
- House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands Updated: May-12-15 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the Clean Water Act.
- State drops Tappan Zee water loan plan after EPA balks again Updated: May-12-15 3:53 pm
ALBANY, New York - The state is dropping its attempt to secure half a billion dollars in federal clean-water funds to help pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge after the Environmental Protection Agency again rejected most of the proposal.
- $330K grant to help replace city's aging sewer system Updated: May-12-15 4:19 am
GREENVILLE, Mississippi - The city of Greenville will spend $439,000 to make extensive sewer repairs.
- Northern Arizona University recognized for green energy use Updated: May-11-15 6:14 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Federal environmental regulators are praising Northern Arizona University for its use of renewable energy.
- Appeals court sends 'dead zone' lawsuit back to judge Updated: May-09-15 11:50 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge who ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to regulate farm runoff and other pollution blamed for the Gulf of Mexico's annual oxygen-depleted "dead zone" must take a second crack at his ruling.
- Plan approved for destruction of explosives at Camp Minden Updated: May-08-15 7:56 pm
MINDEN, Louisiana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Louisiana Military Department's recommendation to use Explosive Service International and their contained burn method as the way to destroy 15 million pounds of M6 propellant stored at Camp Minden.
- Hudson Cleanup 5 Things: A final dredging season launches Updated: May-07-15 5:34 pm
WATERFORD, New York - General Electric Co. has started its sixth and final season of dredging the upper-Hudson River on Thursday as part of an estimated $2 billion Superfund project. Here are five things to know about the massive cleanup of poly-chlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.
- EPA says state's water quality certification not enough Updated: May-07-15 12:44 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Federal and state environmental regulators are again butting heads over the Rosemont Copper Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson, this time over water protections.
- Both sides in Pavillion groundwater lawsuit agree to delay Updated: May-06-15 6:53 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Both sides in a federal lawsuit over potentially tainted groundwater in the Pavillion area have agreed to suspend certain proceedings in the case pending the upcoming release of a state report on pollution testing of water wells.
- EPA suggests triggers for warning of algae in drinking water Updated: May-06-15 6:22 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first nationwide guidelines Wednesday for determining when algal toxins have reached dangerous levels in public water systems and do-not-drink warnings might be needed.
- EPA to investigate site of Wells County oil train derailment Updated: May-06-15 12:58 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The Environmental Protection Agency is sending someone to the site of an oil train derailment and fire in Wells County to gauge any contamination to waterways in the vicinity of the wreck.
- Navy, EPA settle environmental allegations at Norfolk base Updated: May-06-15 10:52 am
NORFOLK, Va, - Federal regulators say the Navy has settled allegations of environmental violations at Naval Station Norfolk.