Tag: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

AP Interview: EPA water chief on clean water protections

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WASHINGTON — To finally determine a lasting definition of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

Watchdog: 2 Trump EPA appointees defrauded agency of $130K

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WASHINGTON — Two high-ranking Trump political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency engaged in fraudulent payroll activities — including payments to employees after they...

Court strikes Trump EPA rule for full-year 15% ethanol sales

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a Trump-era Environmental Protection Agency rule change that allowed for the sale...

EXPLAINER: Infrastructure deal targets lead pipes

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WASHINGTON — Included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached with President Joe Biden last week is a plan to eliminate the country's remaining lead...

Company defends use of toxic chemicals to fight plant fire

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A company whose northern Illinois chemical plant was heavily damaged in a fire last week defended its use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals...

Evacuation order lifted after Illinois chemical plant blast

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Residents near a northern Illinois chemical plant were cleared to return to their homes Friday, four days after officials issued an...

Consortium, loan announced for Fargo flood project

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BISMARCK, N.D. — A $2.75 billion project aimed at protecting Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, from chronic flooding gained ground Friday with the acceptance of...

Foam containing ‘forever chemicals’ used against plant fire

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A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have...

EPA chief reinstates science advisory board he dismantled

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WASHINGTON — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he has fully reinstated one of two key advisory boards he dismantled earlier...

VP Harris making Southern stops to promote vaccination

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Vice President Kamala Harris and the Biden administration's top environmental official are making stops in several Southern states to promote an...