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2 hrs ago | National Review Online

Timpf: - Terrified' EPA Begged DHS for Help as Hallway-pooping Problems - Escalated'

"A male supervisor . . . told her that management knows that it is a female on the [redacted] floor who has been wiping feces and menstrual blood on the walls .

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6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Ninth Circuit Rejects Environmental Groups' RCRA Claims Against Railyard Operators

The Ninth Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of claims by environmental groups attempting to characterize air emissions from California railyards as "disposal" of waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act .

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Related Topix: Law, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Times-Picayune

OSHA finds improper handling of lead and asbestos at Iberville construction site

Federal safety inspectors have found more than a dozen serious safety violations related to the handling of hazardous materials at the Housing Authority of New Orleans' Iberville construction site.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law

NewsOK.com

EPA environmental crimes office opens in ND

The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch.

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

City Limits

Take a Video Visit to the Superfund Site Near You

In the past five years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has designated three sites in New York City to be part of the Superfund program, which pursues polluters for financial penalties to offset the massive cost of cleaning up decades-old industrial toxins.

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

Ag Professional

CLA sees potential progress in recent ESA litigation settlements

Two recent litigation settlements addressing the Endangered Species Act in the context of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act pesticide registrations will result in nationwide ESA consultations, encompassing potential impacts to both aquatic and terrestrial endangered species for five pesticides.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

WYFF-TV Greenville

WNC community: Years of chemical exposure caused sickness, death

A Western North Carolina community is demanding answers, after they say years of exposure to hazardous waste, led to sickness and death.

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

Health.com

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Significant progress has been made in reducing levels of harmful substances in urban air in recent decades, the agency said in a news release.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Journal Gazette

Recycling award winners recognized at 22nd annual event on Aug. 27

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, commercial and institutional or industrial waste is a significant portion of a community's solid waste stream, even in small cities and suburbs.

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

Journal Gazette

2 workers injured at Ohio manufacturing plant

HICKSVILLE, Ohio - FWT LLC has been cited for one repeat and one serious safety violation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after two employees were injured in separate incidents at the company's Hicksville facility, which manufactures telecommunication towers.

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Related Topix: Hicksville, OH, OSHA, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Toledo, OH

Health.com

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Significant progress has been made in reducing levels of harmful substances in urban air in recent decades, the agency said in a news release.

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

CBS Atlanta

TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board has voted to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility.

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

Daily Policy Digest

Keeping the EPA in Check by Cutting Funding

The Environmental Protection Agency has been criticized for regulatory overreach, especially recently, in light of its plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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

Arkansas Online

County officials hear federal theme

Counties across the country -- including in Arkansas -- face several national issues at a local level, such as the Endangered Species Act and the uncertain future of Highway Trust Fund money, the National Association of Counties' president-elect told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Ag Professional

CLA identifies areas for EPA to enhance effectiveness of WPS

CropLife America calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to increase farmworker safety through improved pesticide application training, and withdraw its proposed sweeping revisions to the Worker Protection Standard .

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

SFGate

Man sentenced over lead poisoning of 5 workers

A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker-safety standards after five employees he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho, the U.S. attorney's office said.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science / Technology

The Miami Herald

US Senate hopefuls square off in 1st of 4 debates

The four South Dakota candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson sparred over the nation's new health care law, the Environmental Protection Agency and the handling of an investment-for-visa program that's come under scrutiny in a debate Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, South Dakota, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota Government, Healthcare Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

National Public Radio

EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act.

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AmmoLand

EPA Pesticide Bans Threaten You and the Economy

When Rachel Carson's book, " Silent Spring ", was published, filled with totally false claims about DDT, the Environmental Protection Agency looked it over and concluded she had used manipulated data.

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

OpEdNews

Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water

Atpeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the privatization of the water supply.

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Related Topix: Activism, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

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