Stories tagged: EPA
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
State Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, had two bills introduced this week, dealing with the Bunker Hill Superfund site and federal land rights-of-way.
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: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
The Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed another rollback Thursday aimed at easing controls on emissions from coal-fired power plants, this time for new ones, even as warnings mount from the agency’s …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Industry requests to lower federal water quality standards are a threat to the public’s safety, putting economic gain over public health and the Spokane River we cherish.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
President Donald Trump says he will name the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting head, Andrew Wheeler, to the post permanently.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
A lawsuit by an Idaho utility against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce has been put …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7 p.m.
Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former Environmental Protection Agency chief, denied on Wednesday that he had obtained any out-of-the-ordinary gifts as a result of his Cabinet-level post, dismissing allegations he received …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
The Trump administration moved closer Tuesday to rolling back Obama-era rules reducing oil and gas industry leaks of methane gas, one of the most potent agents of climate change.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Could we really be breathing coal smoke from Mississippi, as Gov. Jay Inslee suggested?
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Rules affecting the amount of cancer-causing chemicals flowing into the Spokane River will be reviewed by the Trump administration. Business and industry groups petitioned for the review last year, urging …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Washington plans to sue Trump administration over proposed loosening of coal regulations.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
The Nez Perce Tribe sent a delegation from its governing body to Washington, D.C., to discuss Idaho’s proposal to oversee water pollution.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
The Frontier Hard Chrome Inc. Superfund Site has been officially deleted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of stringent vehicle emissions standards is the agency’s biggest assault on public health and the environment yet. The proposal would worsen climate change – …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, …
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 5:19 p.m.
The federal government has taken over regulating underground injection wells in Idaho in a move that could boost the state’s oil and natural gas production by making it cheaper to …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Officials in the south-central Idaho city of Heyburn have agreed to move toward asking a judge to approve a bond to cover the cost of a major wastewater treatment upgrade …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as …
Wed., July 18, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President …
Tue., July 17, 2018, 1:26 p.m.
Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers …
Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
The city of Heyburn is under a consent order by the Environmental Protection Agency to bring its wastewater treatment plant into compliance or face fines that could ruin the city.
Sun., July 8, 2018
The familiar litany of now-former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s abuse of office is long, bizarre and shameful. But much more damaging were Pruitt’s policies. President Donald Trump’s tweeted praise for …
Fri., July 6, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Taking over from an ambitious predecessor known for seeking out the rich, powerful and conservative, the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious …
Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt tried to roll back rules affecting many industries, but whether he made lasting changes in the government’s regulation of business or …
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.