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54 min ago | LA Daily News

Porn actor tests positive for HIV, adult film production shut down nationwide

Adult-film studios locally and nationwide were asked to halt production Thursday after a performer tested positive for HIV, a trade group for the industry announced.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Law

1 hr ago | JD Supra

CERCLA's Three Year Statute of Limitations for Contribution Applies To Non-CERCLA Settlements

Parties which settle environmental liability in a judicially approved settlement have three years from the date of that settlement in which to seek contribution even if the settlement is not a CERCLA settlement.


Related Topix: Law

3 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

4 hrs ago | Post-Tribune

EPA: No chemical releases in BP fire

BP's Whiting Refinery as seen from 121st Street in Whiting on August 27, 2014 shortly after a reported explosion at the facility.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Fire, Whiting, IN, Explosion

7 hrs ago | Construction Equipment Guide

OSHA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule

During the public meeting held on the proposal, many participants expressed concern that the proposal may create motivation for employers to under-record injuries and illnesses.


Related Topix: OSHA, Law

11 hrs ago |

20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming

The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction.


Related Topix: Activism, Global Warming, Law

15 hrs ago |

Water contamination discussed in near former bases

A new drinking-water test requirement has led authorities in Warminster and Horsham to close four major wells and could further delay the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove.


Related Topix: Warminster, PA, Horsham, PA, Willow Grove, PA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, US Military, US Navy

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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.


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


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.


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


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.


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

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Law, US News, Belle, WV

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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."


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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