- Governor names pro-business official new head of IEPA Updated: Jul-01-16 5:40 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner has tapped an adviser who once worked for a nonprofit group representing large energy firms as his new director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
- Report: Virginia's wetlands healthier than national average Updated: Jul-01-16 7:16 am
GLOUCESTER POINT, Virginia - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on the health of coastal wetlands in the nation, with the five-year effort revealing that wetlands in the coastal plains region, including Virginia, are slightly healthier than the nation overall.
- Tests show elevated chemical levels near Coakley Landfill Updated: Jul-01-16 3:09 am
GREENLAND, New Hampshire - Officials say water samples taken from monitoring wells at or near the Coakley Landfill in New Hampshire have shown elevated levels of PFC contamination.
- Corps, EPA test groundwater in area of nuclear waste dump Updated: Jun-30-16 11:50 am
VANDERGRIFT, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency are conducting routine groundwater testing this week in the area of a nuclear waste dump about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
- Portland looking to clean up brownfields in East Bayside Updated: Jun-29-16 10:58 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's largest city wants to identify and clean up potentially polluted sites in one of its emerging neighborhoods.
- Volkswagen settles emissions cheating for $15.3 billion Updated: Jun-28-16 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen is taking a major step toward compensating owners and government regulators for its emissions cheating scandal. But it will take much longer to repair the damage to its reputation.
- Contractors, EPA settle over alleged lead paint violations Updated: Jun-28-16 2:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Three contractors in North Dakota have reached settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegations that they failed to follow federal rules on lead paint.
- Sparks firms pay $12K to settle EPA pesticide fine Updated: Jun-28-16 1:37 pm
SPARKS, Nevada - Two northern Nevada-based companies have agreed to pay federal environmental regulators a $12,000 penalty to settle a dispute over the improper sale of pesticides.
- The Latest: Volkswagen settles emissions claims with states Updated: Jun-28-16 11:59 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on the settlement of environmental and consumer claims against Volkswagen over its emissions-cheating scandal (all times local):
- Oahu water utility to get update on Navy fuel leak threat Updated: Jun-27-16 11:52 pm
HONOLULU - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told Honolulu water utility officials on Monday it has approved three out of four new wells the Navy plans to build to help monitor the threat of leaks from giant fuel storage tanks near Pearl Harbor.
- The Latest: EPA has approved 3 out of 4 planned wells Updated: Jun-27-16 10:59 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on the Honolulu Board of Water Supply's meeting that address the threat of leaks from Navy fuel tanks (all times local):
- Western Nebraska fertilizer plant to pay $100,000 penalty Updated: Jun-26-16 2:01 pm
CULBERTSON, Nebraska - The owner of a southwestern Nebraska agricultural fertilizer plant has agreed to pay more than $100,000 as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency related to storage and use of anhydrous ammonia.
- EPA compliance ruling gives hope to Memphis-area recruiting Updated: Jun-25-16 1:38 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - A federal decision that the Memphis area is now in compliance with smog standards is giving hope to officials working to recruit industry to the region.
- Portlanders blast EPA for Superfund cleanup plan Updated: Jun-24-16 8:00 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 10-mile stretch of the Willamette River - the iconic body of water flowing directly through one of America's most environmentally-conscious cities - could soon be teeming with massive equipment and crews tasked with cleaning up more than a century's-worth of hazardous contaminants from industrial use.
- Sen. Gillibrand calls for EPA action on toxic chemical PFOA Updated: Jun-23-16 5:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - A day after President Barack Obama signed a major overhaul of toxic chemical rules into law, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on federal regulators to use new powers under the law to determine if the industrial chemical PFOA should be restricted or banned.
- Yuengling brewery settles with feds over water violations Updated: Jun-23-16 3:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The country's oldest brewery has installed an $8 million wastewater pretreatment system and will pay a $2.8 million fine to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act.
- New Mexico sues Colorado over huge 2015 mine waste spill Updated: Jun-23-16 3:05 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its northern neighbor should be held responsible for the contamination from a massive mine waste spill last year as well as decades of toxic drainage from mines near the headwaters of a shared river.
- Obama signs major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules into law Updated: Jun-22-16 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed the first major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules in 40 years into law on Wednesday, calling it proof that Washington can function despite intense polarization.
- Jaguar used in Olympic ceremony shot in Brazil Updated: Jun-21-16 9:41 pm
SAO PAULO - A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier, the Brazilian army said Tuesday.
- EPA to sign off on state's plan for Lake Champlain cleanup Updated: Jun-21-16 3:31 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The federal Environmental Protection Agency has notified Vermont officials that they will sign off on the state's plan to clean up Lake Champlain.
- EPA seeks approval for plant upgrade deal with Portsmouth Updated: Jun-21-16 7:10 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - The Environmental Protection Agency has asked a federal judge to approve a deal reached with the city of Portsmouth about an $83.4 million plan to upgrade the existing Peirce Island wastewater treatment plant.
- EPA report: Need better internal controls in Mariana Islands Updated: Jun-20-16 3:51 pm
HONOLULU - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general says the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands needs to improve the way it handles federal money awarded for wastewater treatment infrastructure and other environmental programs.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Jun-20-16 10:00 am
Omaha World-Herald. June 17, 2016
- Concerns raised over Indiana plan to adopt coal ash rules Updated: Jun-19-16 11:04 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Environmental groups are raising concerns about Indiana's plan to adopt new federal standards for the ponds and landfills where utilities store vast amounts of coal ash waste produced by coal-fired power plants.
- EPA: States behind in tackling Chesapeake pollution problems Updated: Jun-17-16 6:14 pm
NORFOLK - States in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed have collectively fallen behind in implementing a plan to reduce nitrogen pollution in the country's largest estuary, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.