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  1. 'Stop the Toxic Treadmill': EPA Sued for Approving Controversial HerbicideRead the original story

    13 min ago | Common Dreams

    Green groups on Wednesday sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its recent approval of Dow AgroSciences' herbicide Enlist Duo, which farmers and scientists warn threatens human and environmental health. "The toxic treadmill has to stop," said Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides.

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  2. Report Details White House, Environmentalists Action To Stop Fracking BoomRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | The Daily Caller

    President Obama has long been touting the U.S. oil and natural gas boom as the product of his administration's "all of the above" energy plan. But a new report from Senate Republicans claims the White House supports oil and gas drilling publicly while partnering behind the scenes with eco-activists to regulate it out of existence.

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  3. Pence slams EPA clean-waters ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | The Indianapolis Star

    ... who is said to be mulling a presidential bid, sent out a statement decrying a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to redefine "Waters of the United States" in the Clean Water Act. Critics say the proposed rule would expand the EPA's ...

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  4. Slaughterhouse Dinged for River DumpingRead the original story

    54 min ago | Courthouse News Service

    The Kiryas Joel Poultry Processing Plant and meat market will pay $330,000 to settle claims that it violated the Clean Water Act by dumping chicken parts, fat and other slaughterhouse waste into storm drains and tributaries of the Ramapo River, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney and Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. Kiryas Joel is a village comprised mostly of Hasidic Jews near Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Hasidic Jews strictly observe the Torah and its commandments, and have practiced an orthodox brand of Judaism since being founded in Eastern Europe in the 1700s.

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  5. Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014Read the original story

    1 hr ago | HON

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed to remove 72 chemicals from a list of substances deemed suitable for use as "inert ingredients" in pesticides. The chemicals which include turpentine oil and nitrous oxide are not currently being used as inert ingredients in any pesticide product in the United States, the EPA said.

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  6. Heroin use tied to prescription med abuseRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WJRT

    More and more people have been abusing heroin across the country, and now, the Center for Disease Control is contributing the rise in use to the over-prescribing of painkillers. "I think it's a significant and growing problem," said Elinore McCance-Katz, the Chief Medical Officer at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.A serious problem that's finally starting to get serious attention.

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  7. Grafton gives fish plant 30 days to stop smellsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KFVS12

    Authorities in southern Illinois have given an Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shut down. Grafton Police Chief Chris Sullivan filed the ruling Wednesday against American Heartland Fish Products.

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  8. EPA orders Navy to fix issues at former Gorst dumpRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Port Orchard Orchard

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Navy to fix problems associated with a former hazardous dump, according to the Peninsula Daily News. The EPA said its records show that a substantial amount of the waste in Gorst Creek Ravine is from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

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  9. EPA announces preliminary determination to regulate strontium in drinking waterRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WaterWorld

    The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it has officially made a preliminary determination to regulate strontium in U.S. drinking water. Strontium is a naturally occurring element that, at elevated levels, can impact bone strength in individuals who do not consume enough calcium.

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  10. EPA asked to investigate groundwater contaminationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WKBT

    The groups have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate their concerns. The petitioners say the state Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect the drinking water for residents of Kewaunee County, which is home to about 200 dairy farms, including 15 large-scale operations.

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  11. Berkeley carbon warning nozzleRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CSP

    ... to a report by SFGate.com, the wording on these labels would state in part: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a typical passenger vehicle burning one gallon of fuel produces on average almost 20 pounds of tailpipe ...

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  12. Inside the Republican plan for dismantling Obamaa s legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama's health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players remove wooden blocks one by one from a tower until it collapses. With Republicans increasingly likely to win control of the Senate in two weeks, and perhaps the White House in two years, they again smell opportunity -- a better chance than ever to undo what they see as the liberal government policies that are core to Obama's legacy.

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  13. Coal Miners Fired in Appalachia Getting Hired in Wyoming: EnergyRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... of U.S. carbon emissions that are driving climate change. To fight global warming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules to cut carbon output from coal-fired power plants by 30 percent 2030. That means Powder River Basin coal ...

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  14. Strengthening the EPA's Clean Power PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Infrastructure USA

    In June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed in its Clean Power Plan the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide . The plan sets emissions rate reduction targets for the power sector state by state, and it would reduce national electricity sector emissions by an estimated 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 .

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  15. Johnson: Michelle Nunn Has a Seriously Hypocritical Attack AdRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | National Review Online

    The Georgia Senate race remains tight in the final weeks before Election Day due in large part to Nunn's repeated attacks on Republican David Perdue's business record. Earlier this month, her campaign jumped on Perdue for saying he was "proud" of his business experience as an executive at various companies, some of which had outsourced jobs.

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  16. Sam Brownback, Paul Davis say they oppose EPA water ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday that he and five members of his Cabinet are sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's administrator, asking the agency to withdraw a new federal rule asserting regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands. Shortly after Brownback's announcement, Democratic challenger Paul Davis said he would resist the rule if he's elected governor, including a lawsuit if necessary.

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  17. 2015 VW e-Golf scores 116 MPGe, 83 miles of range from EPARead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Autoblog

    When the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf arrives in "select states" in the US, it will be the only model sold here that could also be purchased with a diesel or standard ICE powertrain. It will also be the most efficient compact EV.

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  18. Lead report: Most of Llewellyn Elementary falls within federal guidelinesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

    The areas recently tested for lead inside Llewellyn Elementary school in Southeast Portland fell within federal safety guidelines except one area, according to a newly-released independent contractor's test results. The On Your Side Investigators obtained a copy of the results Wednesday, which found that "current housekeeping practices in the building are for the most part controlling levels of lead containing dust throughout the building."

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  19. News Flash: Cap-and-Trade Remains the Most Efficient Way to Reduce EmissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | JD Supra

    Notwithstanding Congressional gridlock on climate change legislation, cap-and-trade remains the tried and true efficient method for reducing air emissions. Although the acid rain provisions of the Clean Air Act are the most well-known example, the CAA also provides for cap-and-trade programs to implement its regional haze regulations.

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  20. Brownback, Davis denounce EPA waterway planRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    Gov. Sam Brownback called about two dozen political appointees and supporters together Thursday to affirm frustration with proposed expansion of federal regulation on smaller tributaries in Kansas. Brownback, locked in a close re-election race with Democratic nominee Paul Davis, has spoken out previously in opposition to clean water regulations under development by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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