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37 min ago | 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.

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

37 min ago | 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.

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

37 min ago | 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.

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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

1 hr ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Obama Is Pursuing A 'Sweeping' International Climate Agreement - And He's Doing It Without Congress

In a move certain to draw the ire of congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is working to secure an international agreement on climate change that would compel countries to slash their carbon emissions.

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

4 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Why West Virginia Is Suing The President For Environmental Lawlessness

President Obama has dared those who criticize his repeated failure to faithfully execute the laws to "sue me," believing that no one can show the injury needed to do so.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Healthcare Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

8 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

UnionLeader.com

White House honors Nashua teen for environmental stewardship

White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Michael Boots, former President's Environmental Youth Award winner and current EPA intern Apoorva Rangan, Administrator Gina McCarthy, new PEYA winner May Wang, new PEYA award winner Deepika Kurup, and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren before the PEYA ... (more)

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Related Topix: Nashua, NH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Environment, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

Grand Canyon News

Arizona looks for breathing room in EPA's carbon-emission goals

The share of energy produced by coal-burning power plants, like the Navajo Generating Station, shown here, would be reduced in favor of natural gas generation and renewable sources over the next 15 years under an EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions.

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

Norwalk Citizen News

EPA says oil spill migrated to Chicago-area canal

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking enforcement action against a Cicero company after an oil spill reached a nearby canal.

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

PaintSquare

OSHA Hits Roofer 5th Time in 3 Years

A roofing contractor already in arrears to federal authorities for more than $110,000 in fines is now facing new violations and a hefty new penalty.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law

KXAN-TV Austin

EPA to clean up abandoned plant in Houston area

Federal officials have pledged to lead the cleanup of an abandoned waste facility near houses and a church.

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

Business Journal

Duke Energy raises Ohio River oil spill estimates

Duke Energy has raised the estimate of the number of gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into the Ohio River last week.

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

Gloucester Advocate

Stratford mine considers water release

STRATFORD Coal has applied to the EPA to release water from its mine operations into the Avon River at the request of local landholders.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Sweeping away consumer choice

Politics can be a grimy business. Beginning Monday, the grit and grime on the Continent will rise to new levels as the latest European Union rules take effect and all ships, cargo planes and trains will be subject to unprecedented scrutiny.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Law, Opinion

Marysville Globe

M'ville firm to pay EPA fine, spend $230K to clean hazardous waste

SeaCast, Inc., a metal casting facility in Marysville, has agreed to pay a fine and make improvements to reduce the amount of hazardous waste at its facility by 40 percent.

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

JD Supra

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2014 #5

Voter-driven initiatives meeting California Elections Code requirements may be adopted directly by local governments without first conducting a full review under the California Environmental Quality Act , according to a unanimous decision issued on August 7, 2014, by the California Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: California, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Avenal, CA, Kettleman City, CA

Examiner.com

Republicans target Endangered Species Act for sage grouse, oil-drilling conflict

Republicans have turned their attention from gutting regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency to "updating" the Endangered Species Act , by introducing legislation specifically designed to block protection of an exotic sage bird.

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

NorCalBlogs

EPA: Ignore our previous statements on Ocean Acidification

The EPA is fighting a desperate battle to sink a green lawsuit, a lawsuit which is substantially based on the EPA's own climate narrative.

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

CSP

U.S. Justice Department EPA

The owner of a chain of gas stations located in Delaware and Maryland has paid approximately $2.89 million to the United States in settlement of a federal lawsuit filed to undo the owner's fraudulent transfer of assets just prior to agreeing to pay a court-sanctioned $2 million penalty for violating underground fuel tank regulations at gas ... (more)

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

Ag Professional

EPA sends 2014 biofuel targets to White House for review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent its final targets for 2014 biofuel use to the White House as the long-delayed rule enters its last round of review before public release.

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

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