- SD Minerals Board OKs conflict of interest rules Updated: Apr-17-14 8:19 pm
- Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 pm
- Aluminum plant could be Superfund site Updated: Apr-17-14 3:59 pm
- EPA, NY officials to mark Earth Day Updated: Apr-17-14 3:06 am
- Officials gather in ND to discuss new EPA rules Updated: Apr-16-14 4:06 pm
- Senators back state management of carbon emissions Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
- Court upholds EPA emission standards Updated: Apr-15-14 4:08 pm
- NY updates oil spill preparedness plans Updated: Apr-15-14 3:04 am
- Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million Updated: Apr-14-14 4:43 pm
- Residents near Superfund site upset over hirings Updated: Apr-13-14 1:28 pm
- Heitkamp finds identity as Obama energy critic Updated: Apr-13-14 10:29 am
- US calls for $1.7B cleanup of Passaic River Updated: Apr-11-14 5:40 pm
- Appeals court finds EPA carbon decision reasonable Updated: Apr-11-14 12:56 pm
- Va. stands with Chesapeake Bay restoration plan Updated: Apr-10-14 2:52 pm
- W.Va.'s McKinley touts bill aimed at EPA Updated: Apr-10-14 2:04 am
- Seattle: Hazardous chemicals found stashed at home Updated: Apr-08-14 11:01 pm
- Lack of turf muddies plans for soccer complex Updated: Apr-08-14 10:25 am
- Rio Tinto to give away Pebble Mine project shares Updated: Apr-07-14 3:53 pm
- 'Poison Spring' details dirty EPA history Updated: Apr-07-14 2:00 pm
- NJ wildfire smoke hampers air quality in New York Updated: Apr-07-14 12:19 pm
- Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule Updated: Apr-04-14 1:24 pm
- Ill. EPA plans household hazardous waste pickup Updated: Apr-04-14 4:10 am
- Navajo to benefit from $1B for uranium cleanup Updated: Apr-03-14 6:19 pm
- Top toxic sites in Anadarko Petroleum settlement Updated: Apr-03-14 5:19 pm
- Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules Updated: Apr-03-14 2:21 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state environmental board adopted new rules Thursday requiring members to report conflicts of interest after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said South Dakota was among the states not following all requirements of the U.S. Clean Air Act.
ST. LOUIS - Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday.
COLUMBIA FALLS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says pollution at the defunct Columbia Falls aluminum plant qualifies it as a Superfund site, but the agency wants the public's support before moving with the cleanup process.
ALBANY, New York - Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and a state parks official are celebrating Earth Day at an Albany park.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday signaled a potential legal challenge to proposed federal rules aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and oil refineries.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
ALBANY, New York - State and federal environmental officials in New York are changing the way they prepare for oil spills.
ALBANY, New York - The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.
ST. LOUIS - Residents who live near a St. Louis Superfund site are upset about what they see as a lack of effort to bring in minority-owned firms to help with the cleanup.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's energy policies lack "consistency." His rhetoric may be all-of-the-above but that is "not what we see."
TRENTON, New Jersey - The federal government plans to launch a $1.7 billion cleanup of a stretch of the Passaic River in New Jersey where Agent Orange was made and where mercury and DDT remain.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality standard for carbon monoxide.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is defending the multistate plan to restore the environmentally battered Chesapeake Bay, arguing in a court filing that the state's interest in the nation's largest estuary is "incalculably great."
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Rep. David McKinley is touting legislation that he says would limit federal environmental veto power over permits for coal mines.
SEATTLE - Working on a tip from the Seattle Fire Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is clearing more than 1,000 containers full of what it describes as commercial grade chemicals from a house in the city's Green Lake neighborhood.
KOKOMO, Indiana - Getting grass to grow on the city's biggest environmental cleanup site has been a struggle.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project on Monday announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project.
"Poison Spring" (Bloomsbury Press), E.G. Vallianatos with McKay Jenkins
NEW YORK - Authorities say smoke from a brush fire in southern New Jersey could make breathing a chore for people in the New York metropolitan area, some 90 miles away.
WASHINGTON - Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials are announcing household hazardous waste collection days across the state as part of Earth Month activities.
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - More than $1 billion is going to help clean up abandoned uranium mines that have left a legacy of disease and death on the Navajo Nation.
Top toxic sites among thousands that are part of the $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with approximate amount of funding for cleanup efforts and details about the sites, as provided by the Justice Department:
WASHINGTON - Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural homes.