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57 min ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Fracking debate comes to Haywood

Since Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law back in May that allows fracking in North Carolina, politicians and residents have been debating whether the benefits would outweigh the risks.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Haywood County, NC, Law

4 hrs ago | Daily Camera

Boulder researcher leads study of stratosphere's influence on ground ozone

A Boulder-based researcher has authored a new study showing that intrusions of ozone-rich air from the stratosphere can compound the ground-level challenges in meeting federal ozone standards in Las Vegas - and the same factors can influence conditions in Colorado.


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

8 hrs ago | Business Insurance

Q&A: Trish Ennis, American Society of Safety Engineers

Trish Ennis became the 100th president of The American Society of Safety Engineers on July 1 after serving 10 years in various elected leadership roles, including senior vice president and president-elect.


Related Topix: Law

11 hrs ago | War Is A Crime

Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects

Six and a half years later and another term into the Obama Administration, however, things have finally moved forward.


Related Topix: George Bush, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

15 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Fracking fire points out failings

Black smoke billows from a well-pad fire at a fracking site in Monroe County. The list of chemicals on the site was kept in a trailer that burned during the blaze on June 28. CLARINGTON, Ohio - Phillip Keevert, the only paid firefighter in Monroe County, was working a diesel spill on the morning of June 28 when a 911 dispatcher called his cellphone ... (more)


Related Topix: Fire, Monroe County, OH, Ohio, Clarington, OH, Weather, Law

22 hrs ago |

Workshops will drill into fracking Residents and elected officials...

Residents and elected officials have the chance to hear about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, from people on all sides of the issue, as well as from those who have experienced gas drilling in rural communities.


Related Topix: Essex County, VA, Law

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

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University of Texas at Arlington biochemist Zacariah Hildenbrand takes a water sample from a well at a home on Amyx Ranch Drive near Ponder recently.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, Arlington, TX, Ponder, TX, Denton County, TX, Law

The Japan Times

California ban on plastic bags is full of hot air

Last year, roughly 12 percent of Americans weren't offered an equal choice of paper or plastic at the checkout counter, because of local ordinances that banned or imposed fees on single-use plastic bags.


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

Pam's House Blend

Man Who Defrauded EPA Calls EPA "Fraudulent" on FOX

If you're John Stossel and you want to host a segment to rail against the US Environmental Protection Agency, who ought you to call? Stossel's guest last night, Jay Lehr, was sentenced to six months-serving three-in a minimum security federal prison back in 1991, and his organization at the time was fined $200,000 .


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Federal Prisons, Prison


A Damp Squib: Environmental Law from a Human Evolutionary Perspective

Humans have become the Earth's dominant animals, yet we remain perched on the precipice of an anthropogenic collapse in planetary ecological systems.


Related Topix: Law

Door Reminder

Lake Michigan ferry fight rages in Washington

Lake Michigan ferry fight rages in Washington S.S. Badger, Lake Express battle for survival Check out this story on The S.S. Badger arrives in Manitowoc after a 60-mile crossing of Lake Michigan from Ludington, Mich., on Monday, May 6, 2013.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michigan, Ludington, MI, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Brattleboro Reformer

USDA chief announces $45 million to help farmers curb runoff

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Thursday a $45 million program available to farmers who adopt conservation practices intended to prevent nutrient runoff into the state's waterways.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Law


EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Texas, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Southern Utah University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CBS Local

EPA Says Delta Water Tunnels Could Violate Federal Environmental Law, Harm Fish

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say California's $25 billion plan to build an enormous pair of twin tunnels system to pump water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to other parts of the state may violate federal environmental law and harm endangered fish.


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

Brandon Sun

Environmental Protection Agency staff says smog rules should be up to 20 per cent stronger

The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 per cent.


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


Lab results show Hoopa Valley drinking water is safe

Lab results show the water in Trinity River is safe to drink after a health warning was issued on Aug. 20 for toxins associated with blue-green algae.


Related Topix: Humboldt County, CA, Willow Creek, CA, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hoopa, CA

Berkshire Eagle

Rest of River: Truck traffic, cleanup methods in focus at EPA session

Residents who voiced concerns about the planned Rest of River environmental cleanup of Housatonic River sites focused Thursday on truck traffic, cleanup methods and other aspects not yet finalized.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Lenox, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Pittsfield, MA

OSHA cites Paterson firm for safety hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor today cited a Paterson manufacturer with more than $90,000 in penalties for exposing workers to amputation and other health and safety hazards.


Related Topix: OSHA, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Los Angeles Times

EPA says proposed Delta water tunnel would harm environment

Relatively dry regions of California such as Southern California rely on fresh water imported from far-away sources like the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, pictured above.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Energy-efficient set-tops have saved $168M in electric bills

The movement to make cable customer premise equipment more energy efficient has paid off, saving U.S. cable customers as much as $168 million in total on their energy bills.


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