- Officials making plan to reduce San Juan river pollution Updated: Jul-04-15 4:47 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Officials are working on a plan to reduce pollution in San Juan County rivers after a study found they contain significant levels of bacteria indicating the presence of human feces.
- Environmental group wants EPA to strip authority from MPCA Updated: Jul-02-15 6:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - An environmental group petitioned federal regulators Thursday to strip the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency of its delegated authority to regulate water pollution from mining.
- Illinois EPA: State has landfill capacity for 21 more years Updated: Jul-02-15 12:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - State officials say existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.
- Oklahoma attorney general challenges EPA's clean-air plan Updated: Jul-01-15 9:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants would threaten the reliability and affordability of electricity and cause substantial economic injury to the state, Attorney General Scott Pruitt claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
- North Las Vegas says no polluted water leaks after EPA order Updated: Jul-01-15 6:42 pm
LAS VEGAS - North Las Vegas has been ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency to address water pollution violations, although the suburb said it doesn't believe there's been a leak into the water supply at Lake Mead.
- Amid uncertainty, Virginia utility makes transitional plan Updated: Jul-01-15 6:36 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power on Wednesday suggested how it may transition to new ways of generating energy, citing the uncertainty of new U.S. environmental rules.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts criticizes new federal water rule Updated: Jul-01-15 3:05 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts blasted a new Obama administration rule on Wednesday that gives federal authorities the power to regulate more streams, tributaries and wetlands.
- After coal win, states seek similar relief for farms Updated: Jun-30-15 5:51 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - They beat the EPA on coal, and now a group of state attorneys general hopes to score a similar victory on farming.
- South Carolina joins 8 states to challenge EPA water rule Updated: Jun-30-15 4:05 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina and eight other states are suing over new water regulations they say are unconstitutional.
- Ohio, Michigan sue EPA over rule Updated: Jun-30-15 2:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio and Michigan are teaming up in a lawsuit against two federal agencies over a new rule that gives them authority over some streams, tributaries and wetlands.
- Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air Updated: Jun-30-15 6:34 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants.
- Coal plant operator says Colstrip remains profitable for now Updated: Jun-29-15 8:16 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The formation of a new company to run Montana's largest power plant has raised questions among analysts and plant detractors about how long it can keep going, as pollution control costs rise and coal's share of the electricity market crumbles.
- Texas leads multistate suit against EPA over water rule Updated: Jun-29-15 7:17 pm
HOUSTON - Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers in Houston federal court over a rule that they say strips them of jurisdiction over water.
- Supreme Court power plant ruling panned in New England Updated: Jun-29-15 6:20 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A U.S. Supreme Court decision against a federal crackdown on emissions from coal-fired power plants got bad reviews Monday in New England, where westerly winds sweep in pollution from many out-of-state plants.
- News Guide: What power plant ruling means for Michigan Updated: Jun-29-15 5:59 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in favor of Michigan and other Republican-led states that challenged Environmental Protection Agency rules that would reduce mercury and other air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The regulations, announced in 2011, are different from rules proposed last year to cut carbon dioxide emissions. What the decision means:
- 13 states sue over rule giving feds authority on state water Updated: Jun-29-15 4:58 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Thirteen states led by North Dakota filed a lawsuit Monday challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
- Arkansas joins in lawsuit challenging EPA water rule Updated: Jun-29-15 3:41 pm
- Cleanup set for river polluted by mine above Silverton Updated: Jun-29-15 2:02 pm
SILVERTON, Colorado - A $1.5 million project starting in July will attempt to reduce harmful metals draining from a mine near Silverton and into the Animas River.
- Steps taken on pesticide inspections please fed overseers Updated: Jun-29-15 9:59 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Federal oversight officials say they're satisfied with steps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and North Dakota Agriculture Department are taking in the wake of an audit critical of pesticide inspections in the state.
- EPA investigating source of contaminated Kokomo groundwater Updated: Jun-28-15 9:50 am
KOKOMO, Indiana - The federal Environmental Protection Agency has begun investigating the source of a potentially toxic chemical that's been leaking into Kokomo's groundwater.
- Michigan utilities work to comply with air pollution rule Updated: Jun-28-15 4:04 am
LANSING, Michigan - The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release a decision this week about new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants, but Michigan's utility companies have already been working toward compliance.
- Governors urge EPA to keep renewable fuel standards intact Updated: Jun-25-15 3:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A plan to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in the U.S. gasoline supply drew heated condemnation of the petroleum industry Thursday from two governors who said health of the ethanol industry is vital to their states' economy.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Jun-25-15 12:09 pm
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
- Indiana will defy Obama on climate change plan Updated: Jun-24-15 7:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama's plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday.
- EPA to hear testimony from hundreds on renewable fuels plan Updated: Jun-24-15 7:17 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in gasoline would have a stifling impact on the ethanol industry and goes against the intentions of Congress when it set the standards eight years ago, opponents of the suggested changes said.