Clean Water Act

File-This Nov. 8, 2013, file photo shows a worker tending to operations at the entrance of the Allenco Energy Co. in Los Angeles. ( AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

Urban oil field near USC to pay $99,000 settlement with EPA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An urban oil field blamed for causing chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a neighborhood near USC agreed to pay a $99,000 penalty for violations of federal environmental laws, the U.S. […]

07/30/2014

In this Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, television personality Kim Kardashian poses for photographers at the red carpet during the 40th anniversary of Cosmopolitan magazine in Spanish in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency’s fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account […]

07/22/2014

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Federal trial over Gulf oil spill resumes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday with a focus on the company’s response to the disaster, with billions of dollars at stake as the two sides […]

09/30/2013

In this undated photo released by Butte County Department of Public Works, marijuana grading violations are seen on a hillside less than 1,000 feet from the west branch of the Feather River off of Jordan Hill Road in the Concow area in Butte County, Calif. (AP Photo/Butte County Department of Public Works)

Pot farm pollution: Too dangerous to deal with?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With parts of Northern California’s scenic hillsides illegally gouged by bulldozers for marijuana grows, frustrated local officials asked the state for help to protect streams and rivers from harmful sediment and […]

08/01/2013

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Worker: Rig was bustling before BP well blowout

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A worker who survived the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon testified Wednesday that a flurry of activity on the drilling rig hindered his ability to monitor BP’s well for signs of trouble before the April 2010 blowout.

03/13/2013

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High-stakes trial begins for 2010 Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A high-stakes trial started Monday to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.

02/25/2013

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