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1 min ago | 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.


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

3 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

7 hrs ago | 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.


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

11 hrs ago | 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million

The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law

Flathead Beacon

Environmental Protection Agency Releases CFAC Site Study

Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are holding a public meeting April 15 to discuss the results of an environmental assessment at the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Columbia Falls, MT, Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus


Nitrogen removal improves at LI plants, environmental group says

Long Island sewage plants got a top grade for removing nitrogen that negatively affects Long Island Sound.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Christopher Murphy, Environment, Science

The China Post

Us Epa chief praises Roc's environment protection successes

The visiting United States environmental chief yesterday lauded the Taiwanese government's efforts in environmental protection over the past decades that ultimately made Taiwan a worldwide environmental leader.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Travel, Asia Travel, Taiwan Travel, World News, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan Travel

CBS Local

Gov. Snyder Offers Plan To Boost Solid Waste Recycling

Gov. Rick Snyder released a plan Monday to boost recycling of household solid waste in Michigan, which lags behind most other states despite once being a trendsetter with its beverage container deposit law.


Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Environmental Law, Law

Media Matters for America

Top PA Papers Ignore Fracking Law That "Shreds" Private Property Rights

A gas company is attempting to use a half-century old Pennsylvania law to frack underneath the land of property owners who refuse to allow the controversial practice on their land, yet a majority of Pennsylvanians may be unaware as two of the state's top three newspapers have failed to mention the contentious issue.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Environmental Law, Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Triple Pundit

Policy Points: How to Cut Pollution, Move to Safer Chemicals and Keep Our Water Clean

Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential but are not game-changers by themselves.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law