- Feds propose new water quality rule for Washington Updated: Sep-02-15 9:58 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn't come up with its own plan in time.
- Christie challenges Obama's greenhouse gas emissions rules Updated: Sep-02-15 6:13 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The plan by President Barack Obama to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants is flawed and New Jersey is asking the Environmental Protection Agency not to implement it, Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday.
- Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma Updated: Sep-02-15 6:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The United States should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce federal regulations that are stifling an energy industry central to the nation's future economic prosperity, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday to a friendly group of mostly oil and natural gas producers.
- Colorado mine spill prompts changes in warning system Updated: Sep-02-15 5:22 pm
DENVER - A massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in Colorado has prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they will warn after such accidents.
- Business groups: Smog rule would hurt Pennsylvania economy Updated: Sep-02-15 2:26 am
The federal government's proposal to reduce smog will harm Pennsylvania manufacturers and the state's broader economy, pro-business groups are warning in a new public-relations offensive against the upcoming regulations.
- Attorneys file arguments over scope of water rule injunction Updated: Sep-01-15 7:17 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Attorneys who have been debating state and federal powers regarding small waterways filed written arguments Tuesday over whether a judge's decision to block a new Obama administration water rule applies nationwide.
- Injunction against federal water rule may expand Updated: Aug-31-15 2:41 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.
- Mixed bag in Texas' court challenges of Obama's EPA Updated: Aug-30-15 5:25 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Nearly two dozen Texas challenges against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the current administration have yielded a mixed bag.
- EPA: Soil on Navajo Nation trending to pre-spill conditions Updated: Aug-28-15 7:02 pm
NENAHNEZAD, New Mexico - The concentration of metals in the San Juan River on the Navajo Nation is returning to what it was before the release of toxic sludge from a gold mine reached the reservation, federal officials said Friday.
- Dem chairwoman calls on GOP lawmaker to resign over EPA fine Updated: Aug-28-15 6:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini on Friday called on Republican state Rep. Andy Holt to resign over alleged environmental violations at his northwestern Tennessee hog farm.
- Wisconsin AG argues water rule injunction applies nationwide Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Attorney General Brad Schimel is arguing that a federal court ruling blocking new Environmental Protection Agency water pollution regulations should apply nationwide.
- EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Updated: Aug-28-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.
- 3rd congressional committee sets hearing on Colorado mine Updated: Aug-28-15 2:58 pm
DENVER - A third congressional committee plans a hearing on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states.
- Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states Updated: Aug-28-15 3:21 am
WASHINGTON - New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states.
- Lankford criticizes Iran deal, EPA during chamber luncheon Updated: Aug-27-15 4:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. James Lankford criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for the Iran nuclear deal and the Environmental Protection Agency for its interpretation of federal law during a speech before the Edmond Chamber of Commerce.
- Documents: Workers had no way to issue warning after spill Updated: Aug-27-15 3:38 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday.
- Hudson River dredging nears end; facility is a flashpoint Updated: Aug-25-15 12:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - Advocates pushing for General Electric Co. to extend its massive dredging of the upper Hudson River beyond this year are alarmed by the revelation that the company has begun winding down some operations at the plant processing contaminated river sediment.
- Navajo farmers reject use of water after mine spill Updated: Aug-24-15 11:26 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a spill of toxic sludge at a Colorado gold mine.
- New documents raise more questions about Colorado mine spill Updated: Aug-24-15 7:10 pm
Documents released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine more than a year before a government cleanup team accidentally triggered such a release earlier this month.
- Dilapidated, toxic carburetor plant coming down in St. Louis Updated: Aug-24-15 10:48 am
ST. LOUIS - Demolition at the dilapidated and toxic Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis is finally beginning, under the watchful eye of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Attorneys argue powers during hearing on federal water rule Updated: Aug-21-15 8:23 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Attorneys argued over state and federal powers for more than four hours Friday on an effort by 13 states to block a new rule that gives U.S. authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.
- Mine project to subpoena ex-EPA official in suit with agency Updated: Aug-21-15 2:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The group behind the Pebble Mine project is asking for a former Environmental Protection Agency official to be subpoenaed as part of their lawsuit against the agency.
- Missouri congressman wants environmental agency eliminated Updated: Aug-20-15 4:31 pm
SEDALIA, Missouri - Missouri's Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says he thinks the federal Environmental Protection Agency should be eliminated.
- Utah attorney general tours site of massive mine spill Updated: Aug-19-15 8:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes on Wednesday toured the Colorado site where millions of gallons of wastewater erupted from an abandoned mine and said he's weighing legal action if the federal government's proposal to fix the damage downstream falls short.
- EPA sees Clean Water Act violations at Iowa fertilizer plant Updated: Aug-19-15 1:12 pm
WEVER, Iowa - Two companies building a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa will pay an $80,000 civil penalty for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act during construction.