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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015

MONDAY, OCT. 12, 2015

Water rule now on hold nationwide

On Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide stay on the controversial Environmental Protection Agency rule that redefined which waters need pollution discharge permits through the Clean Water Act; last week’s “Idaho Reports” program on Idaho Public TV reported on the controversy...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2015

FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2015

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

A workman stands inside one of the giant tanks being built at the Coeur d’Alene water treatment facility. (Jesse Tinsley)

Idaho taking over water pollution permitting from feds

Despite Idaho’s vaunted distaste for the federal government, it’s one of just four states where getting a permit for dumping pollutants into waterways requires dealing with the federal Environmental Protection Agency instead of the state. That’s changing under a law that quietly cleared the Idaho...

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Sacketts

The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, the Associated Press reports, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011

FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Simpson: EPA has 'run amok,' is 'bloated' 

Speaking of the EPA, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, newly named chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and the Environment, which oversees funding for the EPA, said of the agency: “The EPA is the scariest agency in the federal government, an agency run amok. Its...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 2010

Otter faults CdA basin cleanup plan

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has sent a letter criticizing the federal government's proposal for the next phase of cleanup in Idaho's Silver Valley region. Otter sent a letter Monday to the Environmental...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

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