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1 hr ago | CBS Local

EPA: Endangered Mussel In Way Of Michigan Pipeline

Officials involved in construction of a massive water pipeline to serve parts of Michigan, including Flint, are keeping a small endangered mussel in mind as they prepare for work.

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

5 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

OSHA cites Chevron in November explosion that killed a woman

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery for safety violations and proposed a fine of $24,000 in the Nov. 15 explosion that killed a plant operator.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law

10 hrs ago | WMDT

Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy.

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

14 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Six Major Cities Add Their Support To Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency has won some supporters in the fight over the agency's plan to clean up the heavily polluted Chesapeake Bay, helping to push back against the argument of 21 outside states that the plan constitutes EPA overreach.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Medicine, Nutrition, US News, Liberal Political News

18 hrs ago | Newsday

New agreement allows state cleanup at Port Jefferson Station Superfund site

The owner of a shuttered Port Jefferson Station aviation plant that became a Superfund cleanup site has agreed to let the state dispose of hazardous wastes on his property, state officials said.

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Related Topix: Port Jefferson Station, NY, Law, Criminal Defense Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

22 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Gas driller trying to learn why state filed criminal charges but EPA did not

A Texas natural gas company is trying to learn why the state attorney general's office filed criminal charges in connection with a 2010 fracking fluids spill when the federal Environmental Protection Agency did not.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Energy, Oil & Gas, XTO Energy, Lycoming County, PA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Auto Channel

Toyota Takes Out the Trash

April 22, 2014: - Imagine lugging more than 1.9 million trash cans to the curb on trash day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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