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39 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Lawsuit Seeks Damages From EPA, - A Toxic Waste Dump of Lawlessness'CNS

A conservative legal group is asking a federal judge to punish the Environmental Protection Agency for destroying or failing to preserve emails and text messages requested in August 2012 under the Freedom of Information Act.

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

4 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Governors Who Hate EPA's Carbon Regs: Your States May Benefit The Most

The governors of coal-dependent states like Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma have been among the most outspoken in their objections to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon rules for existing power plants.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Bobby Jindal, Texas, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

9 hrs ago | Sierra Club Compass

The EPA's Clean Power Plan: A Chance to Get it Right for Workers, Communities, and our Climate

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed its Clean Power Plan, the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Weekly Packet

Annual meeting set for July 29

For the last 11 years, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency based in Boston have made the trek to Brooksville to discuss the state of the Callahan Mine Superfund site in Cape Rosier.

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

Business Journal

Hawaii turns to California's former EPA chief for help with transportation energy goals

Hawaii's top energy official is turning to California's former Environmental Protection Agency chief as the state focuses more on the transportation portion of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.

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

NewsOK.com

Franken: EPA may scale back renewable fuel cuts

An Environmental Protection Agency proposal for renewable fuel standards would reduce by almost 3 billion gallons the amounts of ethanol and other biofuels blended into gasoline in 2014 than the law requires.

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

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Agencies hold exercise to prepare for terrorist attack

This week agencies from more than 28 states are practicing for a large scale emergency in Indianapolis.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Speedway, IN

The Coastal Courier

EPA rules good for business, economy

Some national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline.

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

WTOV9

Opinions given on proposed Clean Air Act in Hancock County

WTOV9.com HANCOCK COUNTY, W.Va. -- A controversial smoking ban took center stage in Hancock County on Wednesday night as people had a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed Clean Air Act.

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Related Topix: Hancock County, WV, Law, Opinion

The Daily Caller

Inhofe: EPA Admits It Currently Can't Fully Enforce Its CO2 Rule

Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy told senators Thursday that her agency did not have the authority to fully enforce its rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, James Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Republican, Conservative Political News

HAZMAT Magazine

Feds reject cotton farmers' triazine request to kill super weeds

The US Environmental Protection Agency has denied the emergency use of propazine on three million acres of Texas cotton fields, citing a fear of drinking water contamination from the toxic herbicide.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast

Blue whales cluster for long periods of time in the busy Pacific Ocean shipping lanes off the California coast, raising concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered marine mammals, a new study has found.

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Related Topix: Law, Irvine, CA, Oregon State University, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

West Virginia Metro

EPA's McCarthy to Senate committee-coal still key

Federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday coal will still play a sizeable role in the nation's power generation capacity even if newly proposed emission regulations for existing power plants are enacted.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Global Warming, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Roger Wicker, Republican

Wed Jul 23, 2014

RiverBender.com

Flood Fighting Law Signed By Governor

A newly signed law is aimed at fighting the effects of flooding around Illinois.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Law

Examiner.com

Choosing the right insect repellant made easier by new EPA graphic

Anyone who has ever gone cross-eyed trying to compare the chemical labels on insect repellants will be happy to know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun a new program designed to make it easier for the consumer to figure out which product is the best choice.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, West Nile Virus, Health, Lyme Disease

NewsOn6 Tulsa

EPA Awards TU Grant To Study Indoor Air Quality For Tribal Schools

The University of Tulsa will be working with the Environmental Protection Agency on seeking new ways to protect tribal communities.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Tulsa, OK, University of Tulsa

Commercial Dispatch

Jamison: EPA award means more than recognition

A local group's dedication to the cleanup and repurposing of the Kerr-McGee site has received national recognition for its efforts.

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

Reuters

EPA chief in hot seat as lawmakers dissect carbon rule

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will field questions from lawmakers on Wednesday about the agency's plan to slash carbon pollution from power plants, even as industry groups seek to derail the proposal.

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

New York Daily News

United AIrlines fined over repeated OSHA violations

Federal occupational health and safety authorities slapped United Airlines with 16 citations and proposed penalties of up to $101,300 Tuesday for repeated violations at Newark Airport.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Island Packet

Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

Williston Fire Chief Jason Catrambone said at a news conference Tuesday that officials can't identify which specific chemicals had burned at Red River Supply.

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Related Topix: Fire, Williams County, ND, Law

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