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1 hr ago | Journal Gazette

2 workers injured at Ohio manufacturing plant

HICKSVILLE, Ohio - FWT LLC has been cited for one repeat and one serious safety violation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after two employees were injured in separate incidents at the company's Hicksville facility, which manufactures telecommunication towers.


Related Topix: Hicksville, OH, OSHA, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Toledo, OH

2 hrs ago |

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Significant progress has been made in reducing levels of harmful substances in urban air in recent decades, the agency said in a news release.


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

6 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board has voted to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility.


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

10 hrs ago | Daily Policy Digest

Keeping the EPA in Check by Cutting Funding

The Environmental Protection Agency has been criticized for regulatory overreach, especially recently, in light of its plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.


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

14 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

County officials hear federal theme

Counties across the country -- including in Arkansas -- face several national issues at a local level, such as the Endangered Species Act and the uncertain future of Highway Trust Fund money, the National Association of Counties' president-elect told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Wednesday.


Related Topix: Arkansas, Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Ag Professional

CLA identifies areas for EPA to enhance effectiveness of WPS

CropLife America calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to increase farmworker safety through improved pesticide application training, and withdraw its proposed sweeping revisions to the Worker Protection Standard .


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


Man sentenced over lead poisoning of 5 workers

A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker-safety standards after five employees he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho, the U.S. attorney's office said.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science / Technology

The Miami Herald

US Senate hopefuls square off in 1st of 4 debates

The four South Dakota candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson sparred over the nation's new health care law, the Environmental Protection Agency and the handling of an investment-for-visa program that's come under scrutiny in a debate Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, South Dakota, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota Government, Healthcare Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

National Public Radio

EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act.


Related Topix: Law


EPA Pesticide Bans Threaten You and the Economy

When Rachel Carson's book, " Silent Spring ", was published, filled with totally false claims about DDT, the Environmental Protection Agency looked it over and concluded she had used manipulated data.


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


Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water

Atpeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the privatization of the water supply.


Related Topix: Activism, Law, US News, Liberal Political News


Missouri utilities look to Kansas for wind energy

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal that offered specific emission targets for each state, the first of which would kick in by 2020.


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

Business Journal

SeaWorld will not appeal OSHA ruling to keep trainers out of water with whales

SeaWorld Entertainment will no longer battle the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's move to bar its trainers from performing with its killer whales.


Related Topix: OSHA

Science Daily

Economists: Shale oil 'dividend' could pay for smaller carbon footprint

Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the US's carbon footprint, agricultural economists say.


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

Journalists call on EPA to end restriction on independent scientists talking to media

A collection of science and journalism organizations is pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to stop its policy of restricting independent scientists who advise the agency against talking to media outlets without first getting permission.


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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

O-R Online

Stretch of Ohio River reopens after fuel oil spill

Cleanup is under way near Beckjord Power Plant in New Richmond, Ohio, after up to an estimated 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, closing about a 15-mile section of the waterway southeast of Cincinnati, Tuesday.


Related Topix: New Richmond, OH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

Our Voice: Federal agencies need oversight people can trust

For example, the Army Corps of Engineers, one of those perceived impervious agencies, recently was reigned in by a lawsuit and now must follow a permit process with the Environmental Protection Agency.


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


EPA Praises Work on Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway

A regional boss for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is lauding the work of a Reno-area nonprofit building a 116-mile bicycle path that follows the Truckee River all the way from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake.


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

Business Insurance

OSHA orders Mich. asphalt firm to pay nearly $1M, rehire 3 fired workers

A Michigan asphalt company has been ordered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay almost $1 million in compensation and reinstate three employees who were terminated for raising safety concerns, the agency said Monday.


Related Topix: OSHA, Law

Chemical firm pleads guilty to clean air violation

A Massachusetts-based chemical company has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act at a facility it owned in Rhode Island.


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