- 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.
- Kansas lawmakers approve changes for civil service system Updated: May-05-15 9:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is expected to reduce the number of state workers covered by its civil service system after the Republican-dominated Legislature approved a bill Tuesday making it easier for state agencies to reclassify jobs.
- Feds offer exit plan for Montana town's asbestos cleanup Updated: May-05-15 7:37 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A long-delayed U.S. government cleanup plan for a Montana community where asbestos contamination has sickened thousands would leave the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere - stirring worries among residents and state officials about future exposures.
- Kansas Senate advances bill on state response to EPA rule Updated: May-05-15 7:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill approved by the Kansas Senate would require legislators to sign off on the state's plan for complying with a federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
- Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan Updated: May-05-15 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday.
- Feds: Terminal for crude oil trains violates air standards Updated: May-04-15 8:44 pm
TAFT, California - Federal authorities say a train terminal used to unload crude oil in Southern California violates clean air regulations.
- Law professors side with Wyoming tribes in boundary dispute Updated: May-04-15 6:47 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Eight law professors from around the country are seeking to get involved in a legal dispute over whether Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally part of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
- Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
- Appeals court overturns rule on backup generators Updated: May-01-15 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has overturned a federal rule that exempted backup generators from air pollution controls for up to 100 hours per year.
- House panel targets 'glaring management failures' at EPA Updated: Apr-30-15 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for what he called "glaring management failures" that included promoting a senior employee even though he had been accused of sexual harassment and allowing three other employees to continue working at the agency despite admitting they watched pornography on the job.
- EPA officials to answer questions on paper plant cleanup Updated: Apr-30-15 2:31 am
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials are set to visit Kalamazoo this week to answer questions about a proposal to remove contaminants from the Allied Paper Superfund site.
- Colorado Editorial Roundup Updated: Apr-29-15 6:47 pm
The Denver Post, April 27, on the bar for school lawsuits:
- Cupertino cement quarry to pay $7.5 million for pollution Updated: Apr-29-15 10:14 am
CUPERTINO, California - A Cupertino cement plant has reached a $7.5 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over charges that it dumped millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a nearby creek.
- Senate panel advances bill to overhaul chemical regulation Updated: Apr-28-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate.
- Indiana could see jump in wind power after new federal rules Updated: Apr-27-15 12:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is among the top states that could boost wind power production as a result of upcoming rule changes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Proposed electric increases fuel Kentucky governor's race Updated: Apr-24-15 11:52 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Tammy Stewart makes about $1,600 a month and it goes quickly: a mortgage and a car, insurance, utilities and student loans.
- EPA changes plan for New Bedford harbor cleanup Updated: Apr-24-15 5:17 am
NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts - The Environmental Protection Agency is changing its plans to dispose of contaminated sediment from New Bedford's harbor cleanup along the shoreline.
- Federal administrator to tour downtown Little Rock property Updated: Apr-24-15 3:19 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An assistant administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to tour revitalized properties in downtown Little Rock.
- Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling Updated: Apr-23-15 5:56 pm
LOS ANGELES - With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S.
- Kentucky editorial roundup Updated: Apr-22-15 2:17 pm
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:
- Midvale site taken off EPA's Superfund list 24 years later Updated: Apr-21-15 6:10 pm
MIDVALE, Utah - A Midvale site once full of contaminants after being home to several smelters until it closed in 1958 has been taken off the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list.
- Environmentalists contest broadened use of new herbicide Updated: Apr-20-15 6:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.