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Stories with organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • SD Minerals Board OKs conflict of interest rules 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:19 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.

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 pm
  • 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.

  • Aluminum plant could be Superfund site 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:59 pm
  • 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.

  • EPA, NY officials to mark Earth Day 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:06 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and a state parks official are celebrating Earth Day at an Albany park.

  • Officials gather in ND to discuss new EPA rules 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:06 pm
  • 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.

  • Senators back state management of carbon emissions 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
  • 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.

  • Court upholds EPA emission standards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:08 pm
  • 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.

  • NY updates oil spill preparedness plans 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - State and federal environmental officials in New York are changing the way they prepare for oil spills.

  • Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:43 pm
  • 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.

  • Residents near Superfund site upset over hirings 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:28 pm
  • 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.

  • Heitkamp finds identity as Obama energy critic 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:29 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's energy policies lack "consistency." His rhetoric may be all-of-the-above but that is "not what we see."

  • US calls for $1.7B cleanup of Passaic River 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:40 pm
  • 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.

  • Appeals court finds EPA carbon decision reasonable 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:56 pm
  • 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.

  • Va. stands with Chesapeake Bay restoration plan 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:52 pm
  • 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."

  • W.Va.'s McKinley touts bill aimed at EPA 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:04 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Rep. David McKinley is touting legislation that he says would limit federal environmental veto power over permits for coal mines.

  • Seattle: Hazardous chemicals found stashed at home 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:01 pm
  • 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.

  • Lack of turf muddies plans for soccer complex 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:25 am
  • KOKOMO, Indiana - Getting grass to grow on the city's biggest environmental cleanup site has been a struggle.

  • Rio Tinto to give away Pebble Mine project shares 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:53 pm
  • 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' details dirty EPA history 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:00 pm
  • "Poison Spring" (Bloomsbury Press), E.G. Vallianatos with McKay Jenkins

  • NJ wildfire smoke hampers air quality in New York 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:19 pm
  • 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.

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:24 pm
  • 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.

  • Ill. EPA plans household hazardous waste pickup 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:10 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials are announcing household hazardous waste collection days across the state as part of Earth Month activities.

  • Navajo to benefit from $1B for uranium cleanup 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:19 pm
  • 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 in Anadarko Petroleum settlement 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:19 pm
  • 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:

  • Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:21 pm
  • 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.