- Keene State honored for efforts to reduce food waste Updated: Nov-29-15 10:51 am
KEENE, New Hampshire - Keene State College is getting national recognition for its efforts to reduce food waste.
- Bremerton seeks $400K from EPA to assess properties Updated: Nov-28-15 11:57 am
BREMERTON, Washington - Bremerton city officials hope to obtain a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up an overgrown, oil-contaminated acre of waterfront property in the Anderson Cove neighborhood.
- Ohio water plants push back on algae testing Updated: Nov-28-15 11:22 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Cities and counties that operate water treatment plants around Ohio are pushing back against a state proposal to require weekly tests for toxic algae in drinking water, arguing that monitoring isn't needed year round and that it would cost too much, according to an Associated Press review.
- Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories Updated: Nov-28-15 12:05 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.
- Appeals court: EPA chief doesn't have to give deposition Updated: Nov-25-15 5:14 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court says U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy doesn't have to give a deposition in a coal company's lawsuit over the impact of regulations on jobs.
- EPA moves to withdraw approval of controversial weed killer Updated: Nov-25-15 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
- Alaska wants Fairbanks area split into 2 air quality zones Updated: Nov-25-15 11:40 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate smoke pollution non-attainment areas.
- US agency cleaning up contaminated site in Grand Rapids Updated: Nov-24-15 9:26 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Crews are expected to begin cleaning up a contaminated property in Grand Rapids that contains thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals next week.
- Colorado town to pursue Superfund help after mine spill Updated: Nov-24-15 3:56 pm
DURANGO, Colorado - Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August.
- EPA honors New England for keeping food waste from landfills Updated: Nov-22-15 9:24 am
BOSTON - New England is helping lead the nation when it comes to keeping food waste out of landfills.
- Camp Minden burning chamber could be complete in January Updated: Nov-21-15 5:21 pm
MINDEN, Louisiana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a chamber for burning 7,800 tons of rocket propellant could arrive at Camp Minden by Dec. 23 and be finished in January.
- Amid move to end Montana cleanup, some asbestos left behind Updated: Nov-21-15 12:01 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials say their final analysis of a Montana community wracked by a deadly asbestos contamination shows a costly and much-criticized cleanup is working, even though some 700 properties have yet to be investigated and concerns linger over asbestos left behind.
- AG asks state Supreme Court to dismiss governor's complaint Updated: Nov-20-15 11:54 pm
DENVER - Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss Gov. John Hickenlooper's complaint about lawsuits she filed without his permission.
- EPA says VW cheating software is on more vehicles Updated: Nov-20-15 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought.
- The Latest: US says more cars included in VW diesel cheating Updated: Nov-20-15 1:41 pm
BERLIN - The latest developments in Volkswagen's emissions scandal. All times local:
- Agency grants $30K for mercury study in Gills Creek fish Updated: Nov-20-15 3:46 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The federal government has granted $30,000 to study the presence of mercury in fish that inhabit lower Gills Creek.
- Refinery agrees to pay $1.2M in settlement with feds Updated: Nov-19-15 6:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - An oil refinery company with operations in Utah has agreed to pay a $1.2 million as part of a settlement with federal regulators over the emission of hazardous air pollutants.
- VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels Updated: Nov-19-15 5:03 pm
DETROIT - When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.
- Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill Updated: Nov-19-15 3:19 pm
ST. LOUIS - Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in addressing concerns about nuclear contamination.
- Judge quashes Pebble Mine subpoenas for 2 groups Updated: Nov-18-15 9:42 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A federal judge on Wednesday quashed subpoenas against two groups that have been critical of the proposed Pebble Mine and former officials of each.
- Utah seeks $300K reimbursement for mine spill water testing Updated: Nov-18-15 7:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah wants the federal government to pay more than $300,000 the state spent to sample waterways after the Environmental Protection Agency unleashed about 3 million gallons of wastewater from a Colorado mine.
- EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states Updated: Nov-18-15 12:22 am
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.
- EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states Updated: Nov-17-15 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from Texas and 22 other states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.
- Judges must decide Wyoming's Wind River boundary dispute Updated: Nov-17-15 3:27 pm
DENVER - A panel of federal judges in Denver heard arguments Tuesday over whether the Wyoming city of Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally Indian Country.
- Branstad joins lawsuit challenging EPA clean water rules Updated: Nov-17-15 2:38 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad has joined a federal lawsuit that challenges new federal rules on the oversight of smaller waterways, tributaries and wetlands.