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EPA issues fines in Sand Creek Byway project

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Idaho Transportation Department and a contractor the state hired for work on the Sand Creek Byway in northern Idaho.


EPA unveils climate change proposal

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday unveiled a detailed proposal for using the government’s regulatory powers to curb greenhouse gas emissions – reassuring foreign allies on the U.S. …


Sterling Mining hit with $50,000 fine

Sterling Mining Co. has been fined $50,000 for violations of its federal pollution discharge permit at the Sunshine Mine and Mill complex in Idaho’s Silver Valley.


Repository shipments begin

Shipments of mine waste started arriving at the East Mission Flats repository Monday, after a top Superfund official endorsed a plan to store 40,000 truckloads of soil tainted with heavy …


Waste storage a toxic topic

CATALDO, Idaho – A blue heron rose from behind a screen of cattails near Old Mission State Park, while a redwing blackbird let out a raspy call. East Mission Flats …


Hanford considered for national mercury storage

The Hanford nuclear reservation is one of seven sites the Energy Department is considering as a national, long-term storage site for mercury.


W. Central Spokane yards retested for asbestos

Yards near W.R. Grace’s former Zonolite factory in Spokane are being retested for asbestos with new technology that can detect the cancer-causing fibers at ever lower levels. For Kandi Smith, …


Editorial: Libby action slightly better late than never

If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to declare a public health emergency in Libby, Mont., sounds familiar, it’s because the feds were seemingly on the verge of doing that …


Greenhouse gas emission regulations sought by EPA

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed establishing a nationwide system for reporting greenhouse gas emissions, a program that could serve as the basis for a federal cap …


EPA launches coal ash review

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday launched a review of coal ash storage facilities and said it would draft regulations for coal ash by the end of the year. In …


EPA reconsiders coal emissions

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it would reopen the possibility of regulating carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, tossing aside a December Bush administration memorandum …


EPA investigating Sand Creek Byway work

SANDPOINT – The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether the Idaho Transportation Department has done unauthorized work on the Sand Creek Byway in North Idaho. A site inspection was sparked …


Toxins found throughout Columbia Basin

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Environmental Protection Agency said in a report Thursday that toxins remain at levels harmful to people, fish and wildlife throughout the Northwest, despite decades-long cleanups. …


EPA, Ecology delay permits

New permits to reduce the flow of phosphorus into the Spokane River are still at least a year away, federal officials reiterated Thursday. “We are mindful of the urgency factor,” …


EPA expanding cleanup of Coeur d’Alene Basin

The massive mine-waste cleanup in the Coeur d’Alene River Basin will be broadened to make sure ecological contamination is addressed along with human health risks, officials from the U.S. Environmental …


Epa Cuts Could Diminish State Air, Water Quality Laws

Drastic cuts in the federal Environmental Protection Agency budget could mean reduced enforcement of water quality and air emissions laws in Washington state. The cuts and provisions - if upheld …