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3 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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

CBS Local

Gov. Snyder Offers Plan To Boost Solid Waste Recycling

Gov. Rick Snyder released a plan Monday to boost recycling of household solid waste in Michigan, which lags behind most other states despite once being a trendsetter with its beverage container deposit law.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

Media Matters for America

Top PA Papers Ignore Fracking Law That "Shreds" Private Property Rights

A gas company is attempting to use a half-century old Pennsylvania law to frack underneath the land of property owners who refuse to allow the controversial practice on their land, yet a majority of Pennsylvanians may be unaware as two of the state's top three newspapers have failed to mention the contentious issue.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Triple Pundit

Policy Points: How to Cut Pollution, Move to Safer Chemicals and Keep Our Water Clean

Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential but are not game-changers by themselves.

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

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

OSHA Cites Contractor in Ballpark Death

A Minnesota-based heavy civil contractor faces more than $50,000 in fines in the wake of a demolition accident that killed a worker last September.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law, Plymouth, MN

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Is the government protecting our drinking water from fracking?

Life cannot survive without water. Animals, plants and humans must have clean drinking water to live.

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

WIBW-TV Topeka

OSHA Denies SeaWorld Appeal

In a closely watched ruling among those who criticize the captivity of marine mammals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday denied SeaWorld's appeal of safety citations issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after the death of a trainer.

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

KFVS12

Residents near Superfund site upset over hirings

Residents who live near a St. Louis Superfund site are upset about what they see as a lack of effort to bring in minority-owned firms to help with the cleanup.

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

Free Republic

EPA Concedes: We Can’t Produce All the Data Justifying Clean Air Rules

Seven months after being subpoenaed by Congress, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy conceded that her agency does not have - and cannot produce - all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act.

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

Patch.com

How Energy Efficient Are Your City's Buildings?

By Hunt Archbold On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Best of 2007, New York

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