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2 hrs ago | 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, Environmental Law, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

3 hrs ago | Post-Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Fire, Whiting, IN, Explosion

7 hrs ago | KXII-TV Sherman

Rural fire depts. breathe sigh of relief after nation-wide program is reinstated

Madeline Schmitt joined the News 12 Team as a morning reporter in June 2014 and is thrilled to wake up with you every weekday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Environmental Law, Law, Department of Defense, US News

11 hrs ago | WHO-TV

AGRIBUSINESS: EPA Administrator Talks Challenges Of Iowa Water Quality Funding

Millions of state dollars have been poured into water conservation practices like no-till or cover crops as part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, however, they have stayed as one-time funding projects.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

15 hrs ago | Philly.com

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.

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Related Topix: Warminster, PA, Horsham, PA, Willow Grove, PA, Environmental Law, Law, US Military, US Navy

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

EPA, DuPont Corp. Agree to $1.275 Million Settlement over Chemical Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday a settlement with DuPont Corp. for allegedly releasing hazardous substances into the Kanawha River in West Virginia over a four-year span.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Fox News

Epa Power Grab? Rep claims maps prove secret private property plot

A top House Republican is charging that the Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of U.S. waterways to set the stage for a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, a claim the EPA strongly denies.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

Daily Press & Argus

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Pregnant women should stop eating all forms of tuna, even the canned light variety, due to risks of mercury exposure, says Consumer Reports.

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Related Topix: Yonkers, NY, Life, Seafood

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: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

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: Environmental Law, Law

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: Environmental Law, Law, Arizona, Arizona Government

KATC-TV Lafayette

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: Environmental Law, Law

GhanaWeb

Whale watching can generate income - " EPA boss

Prof. Ofori Danso, Chairman of the Environmental Protection Agency sub-committee on whales, has called on government to introduce whale watching to generate income for the country.

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Related Topix: South Africa, Africa, World News, Ghana

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Science Daily

Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution

Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records.

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The Washington Post

A climate for change: The EPA's limits on emissions are important but not enough

THE COUNTRY is about to see its fiercest climate-change battle. After years of congressional inaction, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is applying new rules to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from cars, trucks and - most controversially - power plants, the biggest national emitters.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Opinion, Business News

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: Environmental Law, Law, Cicero, IL

Business Journal

Duke Energy raises Ohio River oil spill estimates

Duke Energy's Walter C. Beckjord Generating Station near Cincinnati is the site of a spill that the Charlotte-based company now says released as much as 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Ohio River.

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Related Topix: Energy, Duke Energy

KXXV-TV Waco

EPA to clean up abandoned plant in Houston area

The Houston Chronicle reports that the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it would spend at least $500,000 to remove chemical containers from CES Environmental Services on the city's South Side.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

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