Stories tagged: EPA
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
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, 6:09 p.m.
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, 5:30 p.m.
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, 6:24 p.m.
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, 1:49 p.m.
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, 10:11 a.m.
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, 6:44 p.m.
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, 12:51 p.m.
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, 12:29 p.m.
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, 4:23 p.m.
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, 3:22 p.m.
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, 3:34 p.m.
A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 1 p.m.
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, 2:36 p.m.
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, 1:18 p.m.
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, 9:10 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
The Supreme Court dealt a surprising setback to President Barack Obama on Tuesday by putting his climate change policy on hold while coal producers and Republican-led states challenge its legality.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 1:14 p.m.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given final approval to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have died due to asbestos …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, 1:25 p.m.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn’t come up with its own plan …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
An oil sheen on 1 1/2 miles of the St. Joe River is restricting boating traffic on the river and at the Aqua Park beach and boat launch in St. …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
A Priest Lake man who beat the Environmental Protection Agency in a wetlands dispute decided by the nation’s highest court will spend more than a year in prison for a …
Fri., July 24, 2015
The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay nearly $52,000 in fines for demolishing a Priest River office building that was riddled with asbestos, without taking precautions to keep the …
Tue., June 2, 2015
Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for releasing heavy metals and other pollution into the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River during a five-year period. …
Thu., March 26, 2015
The city of Spokane recently won a $200,000 federal environmental grant as part of its plan to clean up and redevelop contaminated industrial sites in the Hillyard area. The grant …
UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2015, 7:47 a.m.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a grain elevator in Freeman listed as a Superfund site to remove high levels of a toxic pesticide that’s leaching into groundwater. The EPA …