- How will Nevada handle Obama's historic anti-pollution push? Updated: Aug-01-15 2:55 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Obama administration is embarking on an unprecedented push to limit the amount of carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, and Nevada expects to find out this week how much it needs to reduce emissions.
- EPA reviews $15 million settlement for Hawaii molasses spill Updated: Jul-30-15 6:28 pm
HONOLULU - The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a $15.4 million settlement between Hawaii and a shipping company that spilled 1,400 tons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor to see how it may affect the agency's investigation.
- Attorney general signs letter asking EPA to delay water rule Updated: Jul-30-15 11:40 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined counterparts and other officials in 30 other states in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay implementing a new federal water rule.
- Oklahoma and EPA to study state's rivers, lakes and streams Updated: Jul-30-15 3:13 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The condition of Oklahoma's wetlands is being analyzed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment as part of a national initiative.
- AG signs letter asking EPA to delay implementing water rule Updated: Jul-29-15 5:34 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined counterparts and other officials in 30 other states in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the implementation of a new federal water rule.
- Pierre among 5 state capitals chosen for EPA program Updated: Jul-29-15 8:34 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Pierre is among five state capitals selected this year for a federal project aimed at more attractive and environmentally friendly development.
- Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states Updated: Jul-28-15 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.
- Group airs ad attacking Sen. Burr's opposition to EPA plan Updated: Jul-27-15 5:08 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Washington-based environmental advocacy group launched two ads Monday attacking North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr's opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to curb emissions from power plants.
- Many NC counties proposed to cut car emissions testing Updated: Jul-26-15 11:38 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Drivers in more than half of North Carolina's 48 counties requiring vehicle emissions tests may be able to forego the $30 inspection under new legislation moving through the state Legislature.
- EPA resists calls to remove Butte mining waste Updated: Jul-25-15 3:04 am
BUTTE, Montana - Below the center of Butte flows water tainted with poisons drawn from a mass of mining and smelting waste that has been a pollution problem for more than a century.
- Feds say celebratory swim in Onondaga Lake was premature Updated: Jul-24-15 3:08 am
SYRACUSE, New York - An Environmental Protection Agency official says progress has been made in cleaning up Onondaga Lake, but it's still not safe for swimming.
- Idaho fined after demolishing building containing asbestos Updated: Jul-23-15 7:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay a $52,000 fine after demolishing an asbestos-containing building in northern Idaho and potentially exposing the public to the cancer-causing fibers.
- California withholds findings on oilfield contamination Updated: Jul-23-15 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California oil-and-gas regulators have refused for nearly a year to release findings of what they termed a "highest-priority" investigation of possible oilfield contamination into the water aquifers that serve millions of people in and around Los Angeles.
- House approves bill to tweak coal ash standards Updated: Jul-22-15 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.
- Environmental groups join surge of lawsuits against EPA rule Updated: Jul-22-15 4:53 pm
HELENA, Montana - Nine environmental conservation groups have joined the surge of states and businesses suing the federal government over a new water regulation.
- Mineral firms equip emergency responders in EPA settlement Updated: Jul-22-15 3:43 pm
NORTH CANAAN, Connecticut - Federal environmental officials say two North Canaan mineral processing companies have settled allegations they failed to file toxic release inventory information.
- NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules Updated: Jul-22-15 1:55 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.
- No ruling likely before spring in dead zone lawsuit Updated: Jul-20-15 12:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - It will be at least spring before there's a new ruling by a federal judge in a key lawsuit involving farm runoff and other pollution blamed for the Gulf of Mexico's annual oxygen-depleted "dead zone."
- Arkansas Attorney General calls EPA haze plan arbitrary Updated: Jul-16-15 7:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acted arbitrarily when it issued a federal plan to reduce haze in Arkansas and Missouri wilderness areas.
- Ranchers sue over rule giving feds authority on state water Updated: Jul-16-15 4:26 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Ranchers in New Mexico, California and Washington state have challenged a new Obama administration rule giving federal agencies authority to protect some streams and wetlands.
- Southwest Michigan site removed from EPA's Superfund list Updated: Jul-16-15 1:59 pm
HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - After 31 years, the federal government has removed a former waste disposal site in southwestern Michigan from the list of the nation's most polluted places.
- EPA awards state more than $646k to monitor air quality Updated: Jul-15-15 5:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $646,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to monitor fine particulate matter.
- Deal requires deep pollution cuts at Iowa coal-fired plants Updated: Jul-15-15 5:21 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa's second largest power company agreed Wednesday to drastically cut pollution at several coal-fired power plants under a Clean Air Act settlement that's expected to make the air safer and easier to breathe around the state.
- State reviews comments on plan for coal-fired power plant Updated: Jul-15-15 6:14 am
JOSEPH CITY, Arizona - State environment officials are reviewing public comments on a proposal that could do away with coal as a fuel source at a Joseph City power plant.
- Crews clean contaminated debris from abandoned factory site Updated: Jul-14-15 10:40 am
SAGINAW, Michigan - Crews are cleaning up contaminated debris from an abandoned industrial property in Saginaw.