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2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Why West Virginia Is Suing The President For Environmental Lawlessness

President Obama has dared those who criticize his repeated failure to faithfully execute the laws to "sue me," believing that no one can show the injury needed to do so.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Healthcare Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tue Aug 26, 2014

UnionLeader.com

White House honors Nashua teen for environmental stewardship

White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Michael Boots, former President's Environmental Youth Award winner and current EPA intern Apoorva Rangan, Administrator Gina McCarthy, new PEYA winner May Wang, new PEYA award winner Deepika Kurup, and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren before the PEYA ... (more)

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Related Topix: Nashua, NH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Environment, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

Grand Canyon News

Arizona looks for breathing room in EPA's carbon-emission goals

The share of energy produced by coal-burning power plants, like the Navajo Generating Station, shown here, would be reduced in favor of natural gas generation and renewable sources over the next 15 years under an EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Arizona, Arizona Government

Norwalk Citizen News

EPA says oil spill migrated to Chicago-area canal

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking enforcement action against a Cicero company after an oil spill reached a nearby canal.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Cicero, IL

PaintSquare

OSHA Hits Roofer 5th Time in 3 Years

A roofing contractor already in arrears to federal authorities for more than $110,000 in fines is now facing new violations and a hefty new penalty.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law

KXAN-TV Austin

EPA to clean up abandoned plant in Houston area

Federal officials have pledged to lead the cleanup of an abandoned waste facility near houses and a church.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

Business Journal

Duke Energy raises Ohio River oil spill estimates

Duke Energy has raised the estimate of the number of gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into the Ohio River last week.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

Gloucester Advocate

Stratford mine considers water release

STRATFORD Coal has applied to the EPA to release water from its mine operations into the Avon River at the request of local landholders.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Sweeping away consumer choice

Politics can be a grimy business. Beginning Monday, the grit and grime on the Continent will rise to new levels as the latest European Union rules take effect and all ships, cargo planes and trains will be subject to unprecedented scrutiny.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Law, Opinion

Marysville Globe

M'ville firm to pay EPA fine, spend $230K to clean hazardous waste

SeaCast, Inc., a metal casting facility in Marysville, has agreed to pay a fine and make improvements to reduce the amount of hazardous waste at its facility by 40 percent.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

JD Supra

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2014 #5

Voter-driven initiatives meeting California Elections Code requirements may be adopted directly by local governments without first conducting a full review under the California Environmental Quality Act , according to a unanimous decision issued on August 7, 2014, by the California Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: California, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Avenal, CA, Kettleman City, CA

Examiner.com

Republicans target Endangered Species Act for sage grouse, oil-drilling conflict

Republicans have turned their attention from gutting regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency to "updating" the Endangered Species Act , by introducing legislation specifically designed to block protection of an exotic sage bird.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

NorCalBlogs

EPA: Ignore our previous statements on Ocean Acidification

The EPA is fighting a desperate battle to sink a green lawsuit, a lawsuit which is substantially based on the EPA's own climate narrative.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

CSP

U.S. Justice Department EPA

The owner of a chain of gas stations located in Delaware and Maryland has paid approximately $2.89 million to the United States in settlement of a federal lawsuit filed to undo the owner's fraudulent transfer of assets just prior to agreeing to pay a court-sanctioned $2 million penalty for violating underground fuel tank regulations at gas ... (more)

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

Ag Professional

EPA sends 2014 biofuel targets to White House for review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent its final targets for 2014 biofuel use to the White House as the long-delayed rule enters its last round of review before public release.

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Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Law

Dallas Observer

Texas Leads the Nation in Illegally Injecting Diesel into Wells, Which Is Not a Good Thing

Regulation of the mysterious chemicals used in fracking fluid used in drilling for oil and gas has been pretty much off limits to the Environmental Protection Agency ever since Congress in 2005 stripped the EPA of its authority to regulate fracking fluid under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Related Topix: Texas, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Journal Gazette

Summer vacation researching lakes

Steve Park, a seventh grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fort Wayne, IN, Education Etc., University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

National Review Online

Peacock: The EPA's Power Grab

The rule will dramatically increase federal regulation of the nation's electric industry.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Healthcare Law

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Item

Ringwood council and CAG remain at odds over O'Connor Superfund remedy

Geologist Lawra Dodge, president of Excel Environmental Resources, uses a chart during the Aug. 18 meeting of the Borough Council to show the locations of municipal wells in relation to the Upper Ringwood Superfund site.

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Related Topix: Law, Ringwood, NJ, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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