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4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Expressway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn't have authority to develop it.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Law, Cook County, IL, Will County, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Free Republic

Republican Killers: Blaming Republicans for deaths could be a sign of a tactics to come

As the 2014 midterm elections ramp up, liberal media have are pinning the death of a Florida woman on Republicans.


Related Topix: US News, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Herald Star Online

City warning trespassers to stay away from former landfill

City officials are working with the Cross Creek Township Police to catch people driving their four-wheeler vehicles through the former 88-acre city landfill and damaging the recently constructed wetlands.


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

Bart Fined $210K For Safety Violations That Led To Worker Deaths Last Year

By Bay City News Service: BART has been fined $210,000 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for three safety violations that resulted in the deaths of two track workers during a strike last year, Cal/OSHA officials announced Thursday.


Related Topix: Bay City News, Media, IT Services, Law, OSHA, Train Disaster, Walnut Creek, CA


Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.


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


California rail line fined for worker deaths

Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.


Related Topix: California Government, California, OSHA, Law


Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

Lowe's Home Centers , the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.


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

The Gazette

Uncertainty about environmental policy changes leaves Drake decision on hold

The Martin Drake power plant just southwest of downtown Colorado Springs Thursday, January 24, 2013.


Related Topix: Law


North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings.


Related Topix: Law, US News, Liberal Political News

Russia Taday

Methane emissions from fracking vastly underestimated by EPA - study

The study has 13 co-authors from several academic and research institutions, and used an aircraft to identify large sources of methane and quantify emission rates in southwestern Pennsylvania in June 2012.


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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Herald Star Online

City hears reasons for designation fee

Cliff Meyer will get another chance to convince City Council members to support a proposed designation fee designed to provide financial support for the JB Green Team.


Related Topix: Jefferson County, OH, Belmont County, OH, Law, Steubenville, OH

Washington Times

Sinclair Refinery faces $201,000 fine by OSHA

State safety regulators are proposing a $201,000 fine against Sinclair Oil Corp. for violations stemming from a fire last September at the company's refinery in south-central Wyoming.


Related Topix: OSHA, Law

La Mesa Firm Fined Following Fatal Tree-Triming Accident

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, fined La Mesa-based Three Frogs Inc. $91,865 following a fatal tree-trimming accident.


Related Topix: Law, OSHA, La Mesa, CA

Earth Day: 6 ways to be greener right now

In preparation for Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of ways to start saving energy not just on April 22, but every day.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

Star Tribune

Appeals Court upholds EPA limits on toxic chemicals in air

In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the mercury rule "was substantively and procedurally valid," turning aside challenges brought by Republican-led states that had argued the rule was onerous as well as environmental groups contending it did not go far enough.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Environment, Science


Chief to sue EPA for environmental degradation

The Paramount Chief of the Western Nzema Traditional Area in the Western Region, Awulae Annor Adjaye, is contemplating a legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, over what he describes as the Agency's negligence in dealing with the excessive degradation of the environment particularly due to mining activities in the region.


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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Advocate

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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 state Senate Environmental Quality Committee.


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

The Batavian

Collins standing up for farmers in fight with EPA over 'navigable waters' rule change

A proposed rule change by the EPA regarding "navigable waters" could have a serious impact on agriculture and local taxpayers, Chris Collins said during a press conference at Stein Farms in Le Roy.


Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Chris Collins, Agriculture, Science, Le Roy, NY


Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success

Gov. Matt Mead says a survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals and placing them under state management was the right move.


Related Topix: US Governors, Matt Mead, Law

Kennebec Journal

Court upholds EPA power-plant emission standards

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.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maine, George Bush