Stories tagged: Environmental Protection Agency
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 10:47 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
The Trump administration announced a deal in March that would allow the long-closed Bunker Hill Mine to reopen. But the Canadian company trying to restart mining operations has financial troubles, …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 6:19 p.m.
The company that hoped to reopen the Bunker Hill Mine later this year has defaulted on its lease-purchase option payment.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Bunker Hill Mining Co. is behind on $400,000 in lease-purchase payments to the owner of the underground lead-zinc-silver property. The company has until Oct. 14 to make the outstanding payment.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation agreed to pay $115,000 to settle violations related to improper handling of hazardous waste at Grand Coulee Dam.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Washington plans to sue Trump administration over proposed loosening of coal regulations.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
President Donald Trump told leaders of the world’s top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States as his administration weighs plans to …
Sat., May 5, 2018
The state of Washington will look for money to conduct air quality monitoring downwind of a Canadian smelter, after the federal government declined to restart the testing.
Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is opening internal investigations into Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night condo deal with a lobbyist and other recent allegations, adding to about a dozen federal probes involving the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Northport residents renew calls for air monitoring after state modeling says a Canadian smelter is polluting their town
Northport residents want air quality monitors installed after state modeling suggested a Canadian smelter could be blanketing their town with heavy metals.
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
In a move that could allow the storied Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg to reopen, the federal government has settled a longstanding Superfund lawsuit against its owner.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
A $48 million federal project to keep heavy metals out of the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River gets underway this spring. The work will be visible from Interstate …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
A Westport man, who until recently worked an alternative fuels company that operated in both Moses Lake and Pasco, was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison after investigators …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Idaho wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take over regulating underground injection wells needed by the state’s oil and natural gas industry to dispose of wastewater.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Mayor David Condon told the City Council this week he has been discussing the possibility of a workaround for environmental guidelines on carcinogenic chemicals being discharged into the Spokane River …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump’s nominees …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
A Senate committee has delayed consideration of four of President Donald Trump’s nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency amid opposition to the administration’s proposed reduction in the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Park planners will be able to spend the grant money on soil cleanup efforts on the former Canada Island, Havermale Island and the north bank of the Spokane River that …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
If you don’t like dump trucks, stay out of Idaho’s Silver Valley this summer. More than $20 million work of environmental cleanup work in the historic mining district this year …
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
EPA dismisses half of key board’s scientific advisers; Interior suspends more than 200 advisory panels
Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are overhauling a slew of outside advisory boards that inform how their agencies assess the science underpinning policies, the first step …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Emboldened by the environmental rollbacks of President Donald Trump, state legislatures are following suit, taking aim at items as varied as solar incentives, chemical spill protections and even anti-pipeline protesters.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
A federal official says crews in Alaska are ready to shut down an oil well that is misting natural gas on the frozen North Slope, but officials say it’s too …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has told workers at the nation’s largest underground coal mining complex the “regulatory assault” on the coal industry is over.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to significantly increase the efficiency of new cars and trucks. The requirements were a …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
The Office of Management and Budget has suggested deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget that would reduce its staff by one-fifth in the first year and eliminate several …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that would require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator regularly huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s attorney general spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution, was confirmed Friday as the agency’s next …