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1 hr ago | 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.

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

1 hr ago | WaterWorld

Louisiana added to EPA assessment of nation's coastal waters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has recently received $485,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to test water quality along the state's Gulf Coast.

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

3 hrs ago | WLOS

EPA: North Carolina's air getting cleaner

Federal environmental officials say all of North Carolina meets a new more-stringent national air quality standard for fine-particle pollution.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Fuel tanks pulled out of downtown Fresno property so restaurant can go in

The property at 603 Broadway St., at the corner of Ventura Street, has been a service station for decades, and is currently the American & Foreign auto repair shop.

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

3 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

DuPont settles with EPA in hazardous substance case

DuPont will pay a penalty of $1.25 million and spend at least another $2.2 million for required improvements to safety and emergency response in a settlement with the federal EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, Belle, WV

7 hrs ago | JD Supra

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2014 #6

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with the owners of Anchordoguy ranch for violations of the Clean Water Act that affected more than 80 acres of rare vernal pool wetlands and streams in Tehama County, California.

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Related Topix: Law, California, US News, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

8 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Mitch McConnell exposes Kochs' extremist agenda, and just how committed to it he is

The audio leak from this summer's Koch brothers secret confab has provided a treasure trove of information about just how deeply Republican Senate candidates are embedded in the Koch brothers' pocket.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Law, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

EPA wants to control streams and wetlands

Isn't that what they are supposed to do? Given the fact that America's water and air quality has diminished to the point of threatening humanity's existence, don't you believe that the Environmental Protection Agency should get a grip on the situation? Air and water quality are essential to people surviving on Earth.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Politics, Republican, Lamar Smith

10 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

EPA honors Va. teacher for environmental education

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Cumberland County High School and Middle School teacher Angela Whittaker has been awarded the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.

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

10 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About 'Justice' For 'Communities Of Color'

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed global warming regulations aren't just about stemming global temperature rises - according to agency's chief, they are also about "justice" for "communities of color."

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Activism, Global Warming, Family, Kids, US News, Conservative Political News

12 hrs ago | Marysville Globe

M'ville business to reduce hazardous waste 40 percent after EPA fine

Seacast was a lemon when it came to handling hazardous waste, but the Marysville company is going to use a new "water blast" system to turn it into lemonade.

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

12 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

John Stossel on Our Bloated EPA

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You've required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars, and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet

12 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

McKinley Charges Harry Reid With...

Rep. David McKinley blames much of Congress' failure to pass meaningful legislation on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's refusal to bring more than 350 bills passed out of the House up for consideration, he said during a Tuesday visit to Wheeling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David McKinley, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Law

13 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Obama Is Pursuing A 'Sweeping' International Climate Agreement - And He's Doing It Without Congress

In a move certain to draw the ire of congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is working to secure an international agreement on climate change that would compel countries to slash their carbon emissions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Law

16 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

20 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

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