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Senate confirms 'climate change denier' Scott Pruitt to head EPA

Washington - The United States Senate has confirmed Scott Pruitt, whose skepticism about human-caused global warming and close ties to the fossil fuel industry have led critics to label him a "climate change denier," to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA report saying fracking is safe doubted by its own scientists

An Environmental Protection Agency report released in June on the impacts of fracking on water quality is now being called into question — by none other than the agency's own scientists.

Science denying Republicans may feel EPA's wrath

A small, vocal group of Republicans has accused the EPA of using "secret science" to push through clean air regulations. In response, EPA chief Gina McCarthy says the agency will come out swinging.

Alpha Natural water pollution settlement largest of its kind

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest coal producers in the US, will pay a $2.75 million fine for violating water pollution limits. The EPA celebrates the settlement as the largest of its kind.

National Sustainable Design Expo gets set to kick off in D.C. Special

Washington - The annual National Sustainable Design Expo is scheduled to take place this week. Yesterday, work could be observed in downtown Washington to prepare for the 2-day event.

Dallas Mayor cites state of emergency — Aerial spraying to begin

Dallas - Texas health department reports that the cases of West Nile virus in Dallas and across Dallas county have reached 465 with 17 confirmed deaths so far.

US gov’t may raise radiation exposure levels in food, drink, soil

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering approval of a plan designed to dramatically increase permissible radiation contamination levels in food, water and soil after radiation events, including spills and dirty bomb attacks.

US scientists question use of dispersants on Gulf oil spill

Senators and scientists are asking questions about the use of dispersants to tame the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, expressing concerns about the long-term impacts of what is being called a "toxic brew."

Watchdog says EPA covering up toxicity of Gulf oil dispersants

Hugh Kaufman, senior policy analyst at the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response at the US Environmental Protection Agency, says the EPA is covering up the toxic effects of the dispersant used to help combat the oil spill.

Radioactive Plume Spreads; Feds Slammed for Inaction

Vermont lawmakers yesterday criticized federal agencies for their failure to respond to a radioactive leak at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant even as the leak spreads and the source has not yet been found.

Alaskan communities joined by other groups to protest mine permit

Two Alaskan villages situated near the Red Dog zinc mine are appealing permits granted in December and January. Red Dog is owned by Teck Alaska, a subsidiary of the Canadian company, Teck Resources Limited.

EPA re-examing herbicide atrazine for human health impacts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release Wednesday informing Americans that it was going to re-review Atrazine and its potential health effects on humans.

US Chamber of Commerce facing heat for stance on greenhouse gases

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently came under fire for saying climate change was a good thing, but after losing some very prominent members, the Chamber has been frantically attempting to ensure the public that it 'had it all wrong.'

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