- Utah plans to take legal action against EPA over mine waste Updated: Feb-12-16 10:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday he plans to take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency following reports that it didn't alert the state to river contamination after a massive mine waste spill.
- Official's email says shift to Flint River made too quickly Updated: Feb-12-16 7:27 pm
As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows.
- NY authorizes $10 million from Superfund for Hoosick water Updated: Feb-12-16 7:19 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a $10 million state Superfund allocation will be used to plan a possible alternative water supply for a village where a toxic chemical has befouled the drinking water.
- Coast Guard: Oil in Potomac came from area of Dominion plant Updated: Feb-12-16 6:27 pm
ARLINGTON, Virginia - The Coast Guard says all the oil that spilled into the Potomac River earlier this month came from near a Dominion Virginia Power substation where a spill was reported in January.
- Judge wants to review scope of Duke Energy pollution deal Updated: Feb-12-16 6:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina judge said Friday he wants to review a surprise deal settling decades of groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits because he questioned the motives behind the company's deal with state environmental regulators.
- Kansas seeking solution to water needs of farmers, refuge Updated: Feb-12-16 6:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Federal, state and local officials have been trying to hammer out a deal aimed at addressing competing water needs of south-central Kansas irrigators and a national wildlife refuge that's lost considerable water to area irrigators.
- Bill Clinton says in Ohio wife is "best change-maker" Updated: Feb-12-16 6:10 pm
CINCINNATI - Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that his wife is the "best change-maker" to move Americans forward together beyond labeling and blaming.
- The Latest: Email says shift to Flint River made too quickly Updated: Feb-12-16 6:08 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The latest on efforts being made amid the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local):
- The Latest: Utah to take legal action over mine waste spill Updated: Feb-12-16 6:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on news that Utah regulators say the EPA failed to inform them about contaminants in river water after a massive mine spill that fouled water in three states (all times local):
- Montana mine gets conditional approval due to water worries Updated: Feb-12-16 6:03 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana environmental regulators granted conditional approval Friday to a long-stalled silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, saying the developer must show before mining can proceed that the $500 million project won't drain overlying creeks.
- The Latest: Judge wants to review Duke Energy pollution deal Updated: Feb-12-16 5:27 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a judge reviewing a $7 million settlement over groundwater pollution at one coal-burning power plant that was expanded to end disputes at all 14 Duke Energy sites in North Carolina (all times local):
- Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals Updated: Feb-12-16 5:13 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A review of more than 900 marine mammals hunted, stranded or captured for research along Alaska's coast has found toxins from harmful algae in 13 species, creating concern that the natural poisonous substances could increase as water temperatures warm and sea ice diminishes.
- House panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint Updated: Feb-12-16 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.
- Tests find well water contaminated before coal ash deposited Updated: Feb-12-16 1:47 pm
SANFORD, North Carolina - Well water near an abandoned clay mine where Duke Energy wants to store coal ash is already contaminated with heavy metals.
- Northern Michigan gets funds for conservation of water, land Updated: Feb-12-16 10:47 am
SUTTONS BAY, Michigan - Northern Michigan is getting nearly $8 million in public investment that will be matched by about $8 million in private sector investment to support land and water conservation.
- Water main break causes icy mess in Philadelphia Updated: Feb-12-16 9:00 am
PHILADELPHIA - A water main break in West Philadelphia is causing an icy mess and disrupting traffic and mass transit.
- Officials investigate dye in Reedy River in Greenville Updated: Feb-12-16 7:53 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - Officials are trying to figure out how a yellow dye ended up in a section of the Reedy River in Greenville County.
- Coke suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute Updated: Feb-12-16 7:39 am
NEW DELHI - Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves.
- Flint crisis may help governor ease GOP doubt on Detroit aid Updated: Feb-12-16 7:29 am
LANSING, Michigan - Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Democrats, especially those running for president, have pointed to his administration's mishandling of the city's switch to a cheaper water supply as an example of Republican cost-cutting run amok.
- Maine lab opening centers on seafood security, Arctic Ocean Updated: Feb-12-16 4:05 am
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - Bigelow Laboratory in East Boothbay is opening two new centers that will focus on seafood security and the opening of the Arctic Ocean.
- National Park Service announces Virginia battlefield grants Updated: Feb-12-16 3:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The National Park Service says $5.3 million in preservation funding is heading to 17 Civil War battlefields, primarily in Virginia.
- NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup Updated: Feb-11-16 10:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday.
- AG won't represent state workers named in Flint lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 7:26 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Michigan's Attorney General's Office will not represent current and former state employees named in a lawsuit over Flint's lead-contaminated drinking water.
- High lead levels found in more water samples in Ohio village Updated: Feb-11-16 7:04 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says the latest round of tests in a northeast Ohio village have found high levels of lead in three of 97 tap water samples voluntarily submitted by homeowners.
- Ex-exec sentenced to 1 month in West Virginia chemical spill Updated: Feb-11-16 6:16 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A former Freedom Industries executive was sentenced Thursday to one month in federal prison for a chemical spill that fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians.