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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Consumer Reports to pregnant women: Avoid tunaConsumer Reports to...

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

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

7 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs 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: Environmental Law, Law

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

NewsOK.com

EPA takes comment on permit for Four Corners plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant.

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Triple Pundit

Big 'Beyond Coal' Victory for Indianapolis Grassroots Coalition

Persistence and grassroots political activism finally won out in Indianapolis recently: On August 15, Indianapolis Power & Light announced it will stop burning coal at its 1,094-megawatt Harding Street power plant - the only coal-fired power plant remaining within the limits of a major Midwestern city - and switch to natural gas-fired electricity ... (more)

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Related Topix: Activism, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Indiana, Environment, Science

WCHS-TV Charleston

Former EPA Counsel Paints Bleak Future For WV Coal Under Obama Administration

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia The EPA's former top litigator under president George Bush, Roger Martella, was in town Monday night, with a dire prognosis for the future of coal, which is the hot topic in the Congressional race between Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant right now.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, WV

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business Journal

According to new study, Tennessee supports clean energy

A recent poll conducted by North Star Opinion Research and commissioned by the Energy Foundation confirms that 83 percent participants support increasing the use of renewable energy in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tennessee

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: Environmental Law, Law

Washington Times

EPA Destroys Coal Industry Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Global temperatures haven't risen in 18 years. The nine years since a Category 3 hurricane or stronger hit the United States is the longest period since 1900.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Entomology, Science

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