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2 hrs ago | KFVS12

Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.

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Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home, Environmental Law, Law

2 hrs ago | AlertNet

Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

Lowe's Home Centers , the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Home Improvement, Home

5 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Some Winners And Losers As Obama's EPA Preps Carbon Crackdown

By early June, the EPA is set to announce its proposals for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

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Related Topix: Business News

9 hrs ago | Utility Products

EPA sees lower greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased 3.4 percent in 2012 from 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

13 hrs ago | Wheeling News

Some Consol Benefits Lost

Effective Dec. 31, Murray Energy Corp. will cut off health benefits to salaried retirees from the five West Virginia coal mines it bought from Consol Energy in December, company officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Mining, Consol Energy, Ohio County, WV, Benwood, WV, Moundsville, WV, Marshall County, WV

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Patch.com

EPA Will Test Contaminated Former Tannery Site Soon

Superfund work at the former Creese and Cook Tannery site will begin soon and a meeting has been scheduled to inform residents about the plans on April 30 at the Polish Club in Danvers.

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Related Topix: Danvers, MA

Russia Taday

Methane emissions from fracking vastly underestimated by EPA - study

The study has 13 co-authors from several academic and research institutions, and used an aircraft to identify large sources of methane and quantify emission rates in southwestern Pennsylvania in June 2012.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

ABC15.com

Earth Day: 6 ways to be greener right now

In preparation for Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of ways to start saving energy not just on April 22, but every day.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environmental Law, Law

ThinkProgress

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell 3.4 Percent In 2012, Says EPA

America's total greenhouse gas emissions actually fell 3.4 percent over the course of 2012, according to the LA Times.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Star Tribune

Appeals Court upholds EPA limits on toxic chemicals in air

In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the mercury rule "was substantively and procedurally valid," turning aside challenges brought by Republican-led states that had argued the rule was onerous as well as environmental groups contending it did not go far enough.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Environment, Science

GhanaWeb

Chief to sue EPA for environmental degradation

The Paramount Chief of the Western Nzema Traditional Area in the Western Region, Awulae Annor Adjaye, is contemplating a legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, over what he describes as the Agency's negligence in dealing with the excessive degradation of the environment particularly due to mining activities in the region.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Advocate

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Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the state Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Environmental Law, Law

Kennebec Journal

Court upholds EPA power-plant emission standards

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Maine, George Bush

KXLY-TV Spokane

2 years in prison for Longview sewage dumping

The owner of a Longview septic tank pumping business has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for dumping more than 2 million gallons of minimally treated waste into the public sewer system.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

National Public Radio

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Free Republic

EPA ban puts Minnesota's ice rinks in tough position

By 2020, the refrigerant chemical now used at half the state's 240 arenas to make ice no longer will be manufactured or imported into the U.S. as part of a global effort aimed at ridding the world of greenhouse gases linked to depletion of the ozone layer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar

NewsNet5

Ohio EPA says no sediment dumping in Lake Erie Ohio environmental...

Ohio environmental officials have approved the dredging of Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River - but the sediment can't be dumped in Lake Erie.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Environmental Law, Law

Triple Pundit

EPA Port Grants Help Spur Clean Diesel, Sustainable Technologies

It's a good idea because port areas generate some of the worst diesel emission problems in the nation, whether it's from the cargo ships that dock at terminals without powering down their engines, the terminal equipment that services the ships, or the hundreds of trucks moving to and from terminals to load and unload the cargo.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Port of Seattle

The Miami Herald

EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

Drilling at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times higher than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The News Tribune

Water standards must balance human needs

The other Washington is leaning on this state to adopt a water purity standard so absolute that it could siphon hundreds of millions of dollars out of people's pockets and strangle the creation of new jobs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Opinion

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