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2 years 7 months ago

Shell moves another step closer to Alaska drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Shell Oil is one step closer to drilling offshore from Alaska's northern coasts this summer. The Environmental Protection Agency's appeals board on Friday denied petitions to review the air permit for its drilling ship Kulluk. Federal authorities earlier denied review petitions for Shell's other ship, the...

3 years 2 months ago

Ozone rule status quo for Rockies gas drilling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming congressional leaders say they're glad the Obama administration has backed away from lowering the federal limit for ozone pollution, but environmentalists say it is stepping away from fixing the state's ozone problem. Last winter, ozone levels near gas drilling areas in the Upper Green...

4 years 4 months ago

Oil spill reaches Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans is the latest site where oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is appeared. The lake was rescued from pollution in 1990s and had once again become a bountiful fishing ground and a popular spot for boating and swimming. ...

4 years 7 months ago

EPA regulations at heart of protest

EPA regulations were at the heart of a protest rally in Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon. The group American's for Prosperity brought their nationwide Regulation Reality Tour to America the Beautiful Park. The group is protesting possible global warming regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. AFP Colorado State Director Jeff Crank...

4 years 8 months ago

EPA to issue stricter drinking water standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening drinking water standards to impose stricter limits on four contaminants that can cause cancer. In a speech Monday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the agency is developing stricter regulations for four compounds: tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, acrylamide and epichlorohydrin. All four chemical compounds can cause cancer....

4 years 8 months ago

EPA investigating flea and tick products

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to improve the safety of flea and tick treatments after seeing a significant increase in pets harmed by the products. The EPA says it will develop stricter testing and evaluation requirements for topical flea and tick treatments. The agency also will begin reviewing...

4 years 8 months ago

US to allow states address rising ocean acidity

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will consider ways the states can address rising acidity levels in oceans, which pose a serious threat to shellfish and other marine life. The federal agency's decision was announced in a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity. The environmental...

4 years 8 months ago

Disposal of coal ash a long haul

More than a year after a Tennessee coal ash spill created one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in U.S. history, the problem is seeping into several other states. It began Dec. 22, 2008, when a retaining pond burst at a coal-burning power plant, spilling 5.4 million...

4 years 10 months ago

EPA tightening smog rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is setting stricter health standards for smog. Hundreds more counties nationwide will likely be in violation. The EPA says it will cost tens of billions dollars annually to reduce pollution to meet the limits. Smog irritates the lungs, and can lead to asthma attacks and other...

5 years 1 month ago

Government moves to curb greenhouse gas emissions

Proposed regulations would require power plants, factories and refineries to reduce greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improving energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built. The Environmental Protection Agency proposal announced Wednesday applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons...

5 years 1 month ago

EPA: Limit plane deicing chemical runoff

Every winter, airports across the country spray millions of gallons of deicing chemicals onto airliners and allow the runoff to trickle away. When the chemicals end up in nearby waterways, the deicing fluid can turn streams bright orange and create dead zones for aquatic life. The practice is legal,...

5 years 2 months ago

EPA identifies 79 coal mine permits for review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified 79 coal mine permit applications in four Appalachian states for additional scrutiny. The agency said Friday it wants to make certain the proposed surface mines won't cause water pollution and violate the Clean Water Act. The mines are in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio...

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