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14 min ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

'Poison Spring' details dirty EPA history

"Poison Spring" , E.G. Vallianatos with McKay Jenkins E.G. Vallianatos' complaints about the heavy influence that large corporations wield over the U.S. government and environmental policy won't be news to anyone who follows the debates over genetically modified crops or the ingredients in popular cosmetics.

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

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

California Environmental Protection Agency Maps Areas Most Burdened By Pollution

The California Environmental Protection Agency has identified the areas of the state that are facing multiple pollution burdens, mapped through a science-based tool.

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

8 hrs ago | Switched

Congress Hasn't Passed A Major Environmental Law In 1,894 Days

It's been a long time since Congress passed a major new environmental law -- at least 1,894 days as of Tuesday.

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

12 hrs ago | BroadcastNewsroom

LG And Team Energy Star Invite Youth To Join Fight Against Climate Change On Earth Day

Now in its third year, Team ENERGY STAR teaches kids and their families how saving energy helps save money and prevent climate change with fun educational activities and energy-saving actions they can do at home on Tens of thousands of families have participated in past Team ENERGY STAR campaigns demonstrating parents' growing interest in finding ... (more)

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

16 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

On Earth Day, Apple exec gets to core of environmental initiative

Lisa Jackson, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency who now runs Apple's Environmental Initiatives, marked Earth Day on Tuesday night by asking a Stanford audience to challenge the idea that people must choose between the environment and the economy.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environment, Science, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Reuters

EPA cuts 2013 target for cellulosic biofuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency slashed its target for 2013 use of cellulosic biofuel to less than a million gallons on Tuesday after the industry failed to meet goals for production of the fuel last year.

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

CBS Local

EPA Seeks More Info On Western Md., Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to learn the extent of groundwater pollution from a Superfund site in Hagerstown.

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

My Mother Lode

EPA fines San Bernardino County's Molycorp $27,300

A Colorado-based mining company has been fined by the federal government over the mishandling of hazardous waste at its San Bernardino County mine and mineral processing facility.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, San Bernardino County, CA

Portland Tribune

Settling for a 'cheap' river fix

For decades, industrial companies perched along the Portland Harbor used the Willamette River as a dumping ground for their chemical wastes.

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

WFIE-TV Evansville

Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie , author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, addressed an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 people at Earth Day in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Law, Activism, US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, California

ABC News

Year After Texas Plant Blast, No New Safety Laws

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers and volunteer firefighters like those who rushed into that plant still aren't required to train how to fight such ... (more)

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Explosion, Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Costa Farms' O2 for You: Houseplants with a Purpose program

Costa Farms, the largest producer of indoor houseplants in the world, would like everyone to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22nd, with a houseplant that will keep giving all year.

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

Examiner.com

Earth Day climate

Established April 22nd in the U.S. in 1970 through the activism of a few congressmen and naturalists, Earth Day would be an annual day to remember man's moral obligation to protect and conserve the earth's bounty and beauty of natural resources - thus was born the cause of environmentalism .

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

Breitbart.com

Study: Corn Biofuels Less 'Green' than Gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

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

MLive.com

Allied Paper site cleanup options subject of Earth Day open house Tuesday in Kalamazoo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold an Earth Day open house Tuesday to review cleanup options for the Allied Paper landfill in Kalamazoo .

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

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clearfield residents challenge EPA on permit process

Widespread concerns about earthquakes and drinking water contamination have caused more than 50 Clearfield County residents to mount a novel challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's permitting of a deep injection well for shale gas drilling wastewater in a residential area.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clearfield, PA, Clearfield County, PA, University of Pittsburgh

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Hunters, Fishers Object To Weakened EPA Rules In Alaska

Environmentalists generally regard people as the enemy, but that is a mythology only held by urban fundraisers working for environmental corporations.

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

Bellingham Herald

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

J. Winston Porter, an energy consultant and fracking proponent, held the No. 2 spot at the EPA under presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush from 1985 to 1989.

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

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

A former official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Wisconsin can remain the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state imposes and enforces strong regulations.

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

The Baltimore Sun

Federal agencies boost pay to lure scientists

Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Healthcare Law

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