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EPA's open data site — The shutdown that's not a shutdown

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) open data website was to be shut down as soon as Friday, April 28, sparking a social media frenzy. This news prompted the EPA to use its Twitter account to reassure people the "rumor" was untrue.

EPA budget cuts will cause irreparable harm to U.S. estuaries

In a move to find enough funding for his defense budget and the building of his Great Wall, President Trump has slashed funding to the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent. This egregious move could cause irreparable harm to our estuaries.

New Trump order will reduce government's climate change action

President Trump is expected to sign an order this week that would drop climate change as a factor in any governmental decision making, ranging from appliance standards to pipeline approvals and more.

Trump to announce rollback of EPA mileage and GHG emissions

President Trump is expected to announce a review of the EPA auto fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission rules put into place by the Obama administration in January before Trump took office.

Pruitt says CO2 not a 'primary contributor' to climate change

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt was asked by CNBC Thursday morning whether he thought carbon dioxide was the "primary control knob" for global warming. His answer was in line with climate-deniers in the White House.

Op-Ed: Trump protecting corporate profits not the US environment

Washington D.c. - The Trump administration is already well along in its aggressive campaign to rollback federal environmental regulations even though Trump is just getting started.

Trump poised to do away with coal lease ban and Clean Power Plan

Senior White House officials continue to leak information to the press and this latest leak is a doozie - Trump plans on rescinding the federal coal leasing ban and the Clean Power Plan by executive order next week.

GOP lawmakers try to revive Pebble mine project under Trump EPA

Some GOP lawmakers and mining companies are banking on the EPA's new head, Scott Pruitt reversing an earlier veto by the agency of a controversial mine project in Alaska's Bristol Bay, despite local opposition and the threat to sockeye salmon fisheries.

U.S. automakers want Trump to lower vehicle emission standards

The CEOs of 18 major automakers and their U.S. units are banking on Donald Trump's commitment to jobs in the automotive sector and have sent him a letter urging him to reconsider greenhouse gas standards instituted during the Obama administration.

Op-Ed: Environmental Scientist says 'Materialism will wear out' Special

Golden - The recent presidential order to have the EPA's climate change page removed from the web has sent shock-waves thru the various social circles of environmentalists and scientists.

Trump administration orders EPA to remove climate change web page

Major news sources are reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to remove its Climate Change web page from its home on the Internet.

Trump Team: All EPA grants, contracts, press releases frozen

The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts by the U.S. Environmental Agency, a move that could effect everything from climate research to water testing and waste handling.

EPA has no intention of paying for damages caused by mine spill

Farmington - Federal, state, tribal and local authorities were shocked on Friday when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it wasn't going to pay the over $1.2 billion in economic damages the agency caused in the Gold King mine spill in 2015.

EPA tells U.S. cities — it's illegal to use dry ice to kill rats

A number of big cities have resorted to using dry ice in their battle with burgeoning rat populations, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says cities must stop the practice because it's illegal under federal law to use dry ice as a rodenticide.

Op-Ed: EPA changes its mind on Enlist Duo — proposes expanding its use

In a complete about-face, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not only re-approved the use of Enlist Duo in the United States but proposes to allow its use in 34 states, up from 15 states where the chemical concoction was previously used.

Op-Ed: Glyphosate wins as lobbyists cause postponement of EPA review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was slated to hold four days of public meetings, Oct. 18-21, focusing on one pertinent question: is glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, safe?

Lake Erie's toxic blob may be putting drinking water at risk

Cleveland - In what sounds like a Halloween horror story, a toxic blob of cancer-causing chemicals in the sediment of Lake Erie might be spreading dangerously close to a water intake pipe that supplies drinking water to Cleveland.

'State of Emergency' in six states over Colonial pipeline spill

In the wake of a pipeline spill in Alabama, six Eastern states have declared a "state of emergency" this weekend, citing "fuel supply disruptions" and "disruptions of gasoline."

EPA orders 17 fracking wells shut down in Oklahoma

The Environmental Protection Agency shut down 17 wastewater wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma on Tuesday following the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that shook Oklahoma and nearby states on September 3, 2016.

A second town with high lead levels in water: When will it stop?

Sebring - Much like residents in Flint, Michigan, the families living in the small town of Sebring, Ohio never suspected there were elevated lead levels in the water they were drinking, and it had been going on for months.

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.

Das illegal: VW sued by U.S. in emissions scandal

Washington - Volkswagen officially received notice of a lawsuit by the Feds on Monday for its alleged role in the illegal installation of emissions-disabling devices in 600,000 diesel vehicles.

Appeals court: EPA approval of pesticide based on bad information

On Thursday, a federal appeals court overturned EPA approval, and blocked the use of Sulfoxaflor, a systemic neurotoxin, over concerns about its effect on honey bees.

Pollution from mine worse than previously estimated: EPA

Durango - An abandoned Colorado mine has polluted regional streams and rivers with some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater, Environmental Protection Agency officials acknowledged Sunday.

Historic settlement — Atrazine, Roundup will be assessed by EPA

The EPA will begin analysing the impacts of Atrazine and Glyphosate, the two most-commonly used pesticides in the U.S., on 1,500 plant and animal species in the U.S. under the terms of a settlement reached today with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Testing for glyphosate residues being recommended by EPA

Perhaps bowing to public concerns over the safety of the active ingredient, glyphosate, in Monsanto's Roundup. the Environmental Protection Agency is considering asking the federal government to test foods for glyphosate residue.

Republicans aim to reform U.S. environment agency

Washington D.c. - Republican-led efforts to change the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of science are underway. However, there is little sign that Obama will agree to the new measures.

Wave Home Solutions is making waves in clean air and water

The world we live in is changing every day, and not all these changes are for the better. Decisions are being made that result in actions which change the way people interact with the planet, and the thing is that not everyone has a say in these changes.

House passes bill that impedes scientists ability to advise EPA

Washington D.c. - While the debate about a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline rocked back-and-forth in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday before failing to pass, the House quietly slipped under the radar, passing a bill that has scientists worried.

Hyundai, Kia to pay $100 million for misleading emissions figures

Hyundai and Kia are breaking a record the companies would rather not see broken — they will be paying $100 million for giving misleading figures on their vehicles' miles per gallon and emissions figures.
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Using dry ice to control rat populations has proven to be cost effective and safe for the environmen...
Using dry ice to control rat populations has proven to be cost effective and safe for the environment, but the EPA says it is illegal under federal law.
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"Fencing livestock in the stream bed, 2007, Lexington, KY. USEPA" This stream is included in the Waters of the US regulation.
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Removing levees on salt ponds in San Francisco Bay to restore salt marsh habitat for fish is just on...
Removing levees on salt ponds in San Francisco Bay to restore salt marsh habitat for fish is just one of the projects funded in part by the EPA.
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The world is sitting up and taking notice of what is happening to our planet.
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Tailing ponds constructed by the EPA.
Tailing ponds constructed by the EPA.
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Algae and debris on the surface of the Susquehanna River that flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Algae and debris on the surface of the Susquehanna River that flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
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Worker at RadNet radiation monitor.
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These sediment samples were collected out of Cocodrie  La in the Gulf of Mexico. EPA is collecting b...
These sediment samples were collected out of Cocodrie, La in the Gulf of Mexico. EPA is collecting both sediment and water samples to assess potential oil spill impacts on aquatic life near shore and are analyzing sediment for 29 chemicals that are components of oil.
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The CWA: “It’s about protecting unspoiled places to hunt  fish  and swim – for this generation...
The CWA: “It’s about protecting unspoiled places to hunt, fish, and swim – for this generation and beyond.”
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New EPA rules on pesticide use will better protect the health of our farm workers.
New EPA rules on pesticide use will better protect the health of our farm workers.
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Dow Chemical Company president Andrew N. Liveris.
Dow Chemical Company president Andrew N. Liveris.
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Superfund sites in the contiguous United States, as of March 2010. Red indicates currently on final National Priority List, yellow is proposed, green is deleted (usually meaning having been cleaned up).
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Each year students compete in the P3 Award. In Phase I grants are awarded to continue research. Winn...
Each year students compete in the P3 Award. In Phase I grants are awarded to continue research. Winners have an opportunity to receive additional funding to bring their product promoting sustainability to market.
Clean up of the Hudson River will cost General Electric about $460 million to complete. To date  1.3...
Clean up of the Hudson River will cost General Electric about $460 million to complete. To date, 1.3 million cubic yards of sediment have been removed.
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The average annual run of 37.5 mill...
Part of the Bristol Bay fishing fleet stands ready to put out. The average annual run of 37.5 million sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay supplies half of the world’s wild sockeye and accounts for thousands of jobs.
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Clean up efforts at Pearl Harbor are on-going today.
Clean up efforts at Pearl Harbor are on-going today.
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Entrance to mine.
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