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1 hr ago | 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

6 hrs ago |

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

10 hrs ago | 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

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.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Law

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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