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1 hr ago | Pam's House Blend

Man Who Defrauded EPA Calls EPA "Fraudulent" on FOX

If you're John Stossel and you want to host a segment to rail against the US Environmental Protection Agency, who ought you to call? Stossel's guest last night, Jay Lehr, was sentenced to six months-serving three-in a minimum security federal prison back in 1991, and his organization at the time was fined $200,000 .


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Federal Prisons, Prison

5 hrs ago | CiteULike

A Damp Squib: Environmental Law from a Human Evolutionary Perspective

Humans have become the Earth's dominant animals, yet we remain perched on the precipice of an anthropogenic collapse in planetary ecological systems.


Related Topix: Law

8 hrs ago | Door Reminder

Lake Michigan ferry fight rages in Washington

Lake Michigan ferry fight rages in Washington S.S. Badger, Lake Express battle for survival Check out this story on The S.S. Badger arrives in Manitowoc after a 60-mile crossing of Lake Michigan from Ludington, Mich., on Monday, May 6, 2013.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michigan, Ludington, MI, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

12 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

USDA chief announces $45 million to help farmers curb runoff

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Thursday a $45 million program available to farmers who adopt conservation practices intended to prevent nutrient runoff into the state's waterways.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Law

16 hrs ago | KAUZ

EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Texas, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Southern Utah University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CBS Local

EPA Says Delta Water Tunnels Could Violate Federal Environmental Law, Harm Fish

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say California's $25 billion plan to build an enormous pair of twin tunnels system to pump water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to other parts of the state may violate federal environmental law and harm endangered fish.


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

Brandon Sun

Environmental Protection Agency staff says smog rules should be up to 20 per cent stronger

The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 per cent.


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


Lab results show Hoopa Valley drinking water is safe

Lab results show the water in Trinity River is safe to drink after a health warning was issued on Aug. 20 for toxins associated with blue-green algae.


Related Topix: Humboldt County, CA, Willow Creek, CA, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hoopa, CA

Berkshire Eagle

Rest of River: Truck traffic, cleanup methods in focus at EPA session

Residents who voiced concerns about the planned Rest of River environmental cleanup of Housatonic River sites focused Thursday on truck traffic, cleanup methods and other aspects not yet finalized.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Lenox, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Pittsfield, MA

OSHA cites Paterson firm for safety hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor today cited a Paterson manufacturer with more than $90,000 in penalties for exposing workers to amputation and other health and safety hazards.


Related Topix: OSHA, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Los Angeles Times

EPA says proposed Delta water tunnel would harm environment

Relatively dry regions of California such as Southern California rely on fresh water imported from far-away sources like the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, pictured above.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Environment, Science, Sacramento, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Energy-efficient set-tops have saved $168M in electric bills

The movement to make cable customer premise equipment more energy efficient has paid off, saving U.S. cable customers as much as $168 million in total on their energy bills.


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

LA Daily News

Porn actor tests positive for HIV, adult film production shut down nationwide

Adult-film studios locally and nationwide were asked to halt production Thursday after a performer tested positive for HIV, a trade group for the industry announced.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Law

JD Supra

CERCLA's Three Year Statute of Limitations for Contribution Applies To Non-CERCLA Settlements

Parties which settle environmental liability in a judicially approved settlement have three years from the date of that settlement in which to seek contribution even if the settlement is not a CERCLA settlement.


Related Topix: Law

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY


EPA: No chemical releases in BP fire

BP's Whiting Refinery as seen from 121st Street in Whiting on August 27, 2014 shortly after a reported explosion at the facility.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Fire, Whiting, IN, Explosion

Construction Equipment Guide

OSHA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule

During the public meeting held on the proposal, many participants expressed concern that the proposal may create motivation for employers to under-record injuries and illnesses.


Related Topix: OSHA, Law

20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming

The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction.


Related Topix: Activism, Global Warming, Law

Water contamination discussed in near former bases

A new drinking-water test requirement has led authorities in Warminster and Horsham to close four major wells and could further delay the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove.


Related Topix: Warminster, PA, Horsham, PA, Willow Grove, PA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, US Military, US Navy

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Bennington Banner

New NRC rule supports indefinite storage of nuclear waste

The five-member board that oversees the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday voted to end a two-year moratorium on issuing new power plant licenses.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Nuclear Energy, Law