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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law

Patch.com

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.

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Related Topix: Law, OSHA, La Mesa, CA

ABC15.com

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.

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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.

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

GhanaWeb

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.

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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.

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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.

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

KGWN

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.

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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.

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

Inside Bay Area

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. takes fight to U.S. Supreme Court

The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. filed a petition Monday to take its fight to stay open to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Law

National Public Radio

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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

NewsNet5

Ohio EPA says no sediment dumping in Lake Erie Ohio environmental...

Ohio environmental officials have approved the dredging of Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River - but the sediment can't be dumped in Lake Erie.

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

Flathead Beacon

Environmental Protection Agency Releases CFAC Site Study

Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are holding a public meeting April 15 to discuss the results of an environmental assessment at the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Columbia Falls, MT, Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus

The Miami Herald

EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

Drilling at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times higher than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows.

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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Daily Breeze

LAX worker who died in February baggage tractor accident was not wearing seat belt, employer says

When a worker at Los Angeles International Airport died last month in a one-baggage tug accident, it sounded like a fluke.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million

The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

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

Inland Empire California

Riverside Ranked in EPA's Top 25 Cities in Nation With Most Energy Star Certified Building

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Riverside is ranked number 22 in their top 25 list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.

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

Cape Cod Times

OSHA probe of death of two utility workers may take months

It could be weeks or months before federal workplace safety investigators release their findings on the death of two utility workers killed Saturday when a truck tipped on its end, causing the aerial lift they were in to crash to the ground off the Scenic Highway.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law, Employment / Labor Law

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