Stories tagged: Environmental Protection Agency
Mon., July 22, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
WASHINGTON – A key architect of the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken federal climate rules is under scrutiny by a federal watchdog for his dealings with industry players who lobbied …
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
President Donald Trump is promoting what he is calling his administration’s “environmental leadership” despite its sweeping rollbacks of landmark environmental and public health protections. Critics are calling it a credulity-straining …
Fri., June 28, 2019, 3 a.m.
Local governments, industries submit plans to limit pollution in Spokane River as conservation groups cry foul
The Department of Ecology has accepted applications from Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane County, Kaiser and Inland Empire Paper to avoid having to meet a standard for cancer-causing pollution that they …
Thu., June 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
Mead School District is ‘one of the lucky ones’: EPA grant helps with purchase of five more new buses
Mead School District Transportation Director Brian Liberg has been busy using grant money from the state and federal government to get old school buses, some dating back as far as …
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
The residents of this 500-person town have nothing but bitter warnings for similarly situated communities now that President Donald Trump’s EPA has approved Oklahoma to be the first state to …
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
The notice comes a month after the agency said it posted in error a request for comments on a change to allowable limits for polychlorinated biphenyls, a known carcinogen that …
Sun., April 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards
The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 6:20 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a deadly paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men killed by the product.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 12:51 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency has appointed a scientist who argues for easing regulations on lower-level radiation exposures to lead the agency’s radiation advisory committee.
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 …