- Reality tempers optimism in coal country after court ruling Updated: Feb-13-16 12:16 pm
MADISON, West Virginia - The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope.
- Senators: Portland's toxic air is 'public health emergency' Updated: Feb-12-16 11:28 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal lawmakers on Friday implored the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to respond to growing alarm over what they said were dangerous amounts of toxic pollution in Portland's air.
- Utah plans to take legal action against EPA over mine waste Updated: Feb-12-16 10:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday he plans to take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency following reports that it didn't alert the state to river contamination after a massive mine waste spill.
- The Latest: Utah to take legal action over mine waste spill Updated: Feb-12-16 6:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on news that Utah regulators say the EPA failed to inform them about contaminants in river water after a massive mine spill that fouled water in three states (all times local):
- House panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint Updated: Feb-12-16 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.
- Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall Updated: Feb-12-16 4:16 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags - telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.
- Government settles on cleanup plan for NC Superfund site Updated: Feb-12-16 1:41 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - The federal government has settled on two methods for a $9 million cleanup of a carcinogenic chemical at a Superfund site in Asheville.
- Mine waste removal to start soon in southwest Missouri Updated: Feb-12-16 11:59 am
GRANBY, Missouri - Environmental officials say mine waste removal efforts are gearing up in southwest Missouri.
- Utah sees worst air quality since 2013 Updated: Feb-11-16 3:01 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's pollution is at its highest levels since 2013 thanks to an inversion that is trapping murky air above Salt Lake and Utah valleys.
- EPA extends deadline to March 29 at Nevada Superfund site Updated: Feb-10-16 8:57 pm
RENO, Nevada - The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to give Nevada another 60 days to decide if it wants to oppose the agency's plan to declare a toxic, abandoned mine in Yerington a priority Superfund site.
- Court's stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve Updated: Feb-10-16 8:25 pm
HELENA, Montana - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term.
- Vehicle emissions test notices suspended amid budget impasse Updated: Feb-10-16 5:30 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois motorists will have to keep track of when their vehicles need to pass an emissions test or be renewed, because the state says it won't provide mailed notifications.
- Kentucky cancels public hearings after court ruling Updated: Feb-10-16 5:21 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavley has canceled a series of public meetings on the EPA's proposed clean power plan after the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the plan from going into effect.
- New Mexico official blasts EPA over Colorado mine spill Updated: Feb-10-16 2:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The head of the New Mexico Environment Department is blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying federal officials are downplaying the long-term effects of the Gold King Mine spill.
- Water expert rejects explanation on Flint corrosion control Updated: Feb-10-16 1:19 pm
A water expert who first raised concerns about lead in Flint's drinking water dismissed as "contrived" a city official's suggestion in an email that anti-corrosive phosphates weren't added to the Flint River because of worries that the chemicals would promote bacterial growth.
- Ohio EPA: Town failed to notify some of lead in recent tests Updated: Feb-09-16 8:57 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found high levels of lead in at least 30 homes in the village, which failed to promptly notify some people about results and didn't submit required weekly reports on water chemistry, state environmental regulators said Tuesday.
- The Latest: Ohio town criticized for water-testing reporting Updated: Feb-09-16 8:28 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - The latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water in Ohio (all times local):
- EPA plans meeting in Waterloo on contaminated factory site Updated: Feb-09-16 9:34 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency has planned a meeting for next month to discuss cleanup of a former industrial site in Waterloo contaminated with chemicals and industrial solvents.
- After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town Updated: Feb-08-16 8:28 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning.
- St. Louis utility company pushes back against carbon rules Updated: Feb-08-16 6:20 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis utility company is pushing back on the federal government's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: Feb-08-16 8:01 am
The Detroit News. Feb. 5, 2016
- State to hold 1st public meeting on federal Clean Power Plan Updated: Feb-07-16 10:38 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has scheduled its first of several meetings to help develop a state plan to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
- Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer Updated: Feb-07-16 9:44 am
EDEN, North Carolina - Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.
- Governor gets support for mine spill Superfund listing Updated: Feb-06-16 3:43 pm
DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper says he believes there is enough support to get a Superfund listing following the Gold King Mine spill.
- Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
LAKE VILLAGE, Arkansas - Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.