Stories tagged: epa
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
SEATTLE – Two Republican state legislators from Washington have been chosen by President Donald Trump to help reshape the Environmental Protection Agency. The Seattle Times reports that former state Sen. …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
Scott Pruitt, who repeatedly has sued the Environmental Protection Agency during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, declined to say Wednesday whether he would recuse himself from those ongoing cases …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to cement strict fuel economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
An environmental group is suing the federal government to force Washington state to do more to protect Puget Sound from polluted runoff from roads, farms, logging and boats.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency has criticized as inadequate a draft study the Army Corps of Engineers did on a proposed coal-export project in Washington state.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday finalized water-quality rules for Washington state tied partly to how much fish people eat, approving some aspects of the state’s plan but deciding in …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
The issue of biomass became hotter this year after 100 forest scientists sent the EPA administrator a letter about the science of biomass.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
Congress still could pass a simple carbon tax, which would offer the cheapest route to greening the economy
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016
A Colorado mine that spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated a Superfund site Wednesday, clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar federal …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
Harley-Davidson agreed to pay $15 million to settle a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency complaint over engine devices for motorcycles that the EPA said caused excessive pollution.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
A federal judge on Wednesday set a timeline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize water-quality rules designed to protect human health in Washington state.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
An Idaho environmental group that accused a nationwide plastic bag producer of violating federal laws on reporting toxic waste says it made a mistake.
Mon., July 25, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions.
Sun., July 24, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined a lumber mill on the Colville Reservation $89,000 for repeated clean-air violations.
Tue., June 14, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay $275,000 in penalties and reduce pollution at its Whiting Refinery to resolve water and air …
Mon., May 23, 2016
New Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado …
Wed., May 18, 2016
Nearly 40 years of work in Spokane to clean up the air recently got a new approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Thu., May 12, 2016
The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to …
Fri., April 29, 2016
EPA grant money reportedly was used to spread this message in violation of federal anti-lobbying laws.
Wed., April 13, 2016
A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.
Mon., April 4, 2016
The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.
Thu., March 24, 2016
A federal judge on Thursday gave Volkswagen and regulators a month to provide a specific plan about how they will bring nearly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air …
Wed., March 2, 2016
Several environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington’s water-quality rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.
Tue., March 1, 2016
Federal regulators have ordered the makers of a widely used insecticide to take it off the market because it harms tiny aquatic animals.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming.