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3 hrs ago | Reuters

EPA cuts 2013 target for cellulosic biofuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency slashed its target for 2013 use of cellulosic biofuel to less than a million gallons on Tuesday after the industry failed to meet goals for production of the fuel last year.

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

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

EPA Seeks More Info On Western Md., Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to learn the extent of groundwater pollution from a Superfund site in Hagerstown.

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

11 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

EPA fines San Bernardino County's Molycorp $27,300

A Colorado-based mining company has been fined by the federal government over the mishandling of hazardous waste at its San Bernardino County mine and mineral processing facility.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, San Bernardino County, CA

15 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Settling for a 'cheap' river fix

For decades, industrial companies perched along the Portland Harbor used the Willamette River as a dumping ground for their chemical wastes.

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

19 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie , author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, addressed an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 people at Earth Day in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Law, Activism, US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, California

Yesterday | ABC News

Year After Texas Plant Blast, No New Safety Laws

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers and volunteer firefighters like those who rushed into that plant still aren't required to train how to fight such ... (more)

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Explosion, Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Costa Farms' O2 for You: Houseplants with a Purpose program

Costa Farms, the largest producer of indoor houseplants in the world, would like everyone to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22nd, with a houseplant that will keep giving all year.

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

Examiner.com

Earth Day climate

Established April 22nd in the U.S. in 1970 through the activism of a few congressmen and naturalists, Earth Day would be an annual day to remember man's moral obligation to protect and conserve the earth's bounty and beauty of natural resources - thus was born the cause of environmentalism .

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

Breitbart.com

Study: Corn Biofuels Less 'Green' than Gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

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

MLive.com

Allied Paper site cleanup options subject of Earth Day open house Tuesday in Kalamazoo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold an Earth Day open house Tuesday to review cleanup options for the Allied Paper landfill in Kalamazoo .

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

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clearfield residents challenge EPA on permit process

Widespread concerns about earthquakes and drinking water contamination have caused more than 50 Clearfield County residents to mount a novel challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's permitting of a deep injection well for shale gas drilling wastewater in a residential area.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clearfield, PA, Clearfield County, PA, University of Pittsburgh

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Hunters, Fishers Object To Weakened EPA Rules In Alaska

Environmentalists generally regard people as the enemy, but that is a mythology only held by urban fundraisers working for environmental corporations.

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

Bellingham Herald

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

J. Winston Porter, an energy consultant and fracking proponent, held the No. 2 spot at the EPA under presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush from 1985 to 1989.

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

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

A former official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Wisconsin can remain the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state imposes and enforces strong regulations.

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

The Baltimore Sun

Federal agencies boost pay to lure scientists

Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Healthcare Law

Tri-cityherald.com

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

This Jan. 9, 2009, file photo shows equipment inside a pilot plant in Scotland, S.D., that turns corn cob into cellulosic ethanol, a precursor to a commercial-scale biorefinery planned for Emmetsburg, Iowa.

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

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Beekeepers search for answers as colonies show up damaged after almond farm pollination

As many as 80,000 bee colonies have died or been damaged this year after pollinating almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley, and some beekeepers are pointing to pesticides used on almond orchards as a possible cause.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Newcastle, CA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

Grist Magazine

Wanna know what's happened to the Gulf Coast since the BP spill? Read this blog, now

On the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the big question is whether the oil spill recovery is finally over.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Activism, Law

The Columbian

Portland reservoir case spotlights coming EPA rule

The Mount Tabor number 1 reservoir in Portland in 2011. Portland officials said Wednesday that they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Kansas City InfoZine

Check the Health of Waterways Anywhere in the US, There's an APP for that

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an enhanced version of "How's My Waterway," an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.

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

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