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In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, steam rises from the stacks of Basin Electric's Laramie River Station coal-fired power plant near Wheatland, Wyo.  The House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee advanced a joint resolution Monday, Feb. 24, that would call on Congress to require the Environmental Protection Agency to respect the state's primacy in setting guidelines to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. (AP Photo/The Casper Star-Tribune, Alan Rogers)

Wyoming top in CO2 per person amid new regulations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Turns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn’t smoggy California or bustling New York, but a place famous for its big, clear skies: Wyoming. But regulating greenhouse […]

02/27/2014

The Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The […]

10/15/2013

Arsenic in water at Thermal mobile home park

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials say a high level of arsenic has been found in the water at a Riverside County mobile home park. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports sampling at D&D Mobile Home Park […]

09/12/2013

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Ford to restate hybrid gas mileage

DETROIT (AP) — Ford will reduce gas mileage estimates for its C-Max hybrid, following a government investigation into consumer complaints that the car’s actual mileage was lower, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. […]

08/15/2013

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New EPA chief says climate controls will help economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration’s plan to crack down on global warming pollution. In her first speech as the head of […]

07/30/2013

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EPA: Spend billions to upgrade aging water systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says nearly $400 billion in infrastructure spending is needed over the next two decades to ensure that Americans continue to have safe drinking water. The agency says that […]

06/04/2013

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EPA: Calif. failed to spend $455M on water projects

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California has failed to spend $455 million of federal money meant to improve water infrastructure in the state, while thousands of people rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants.

04/19/2013

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Cleaner gas rule would mean higher price at pump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.

03/29/2013

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EPA finalizes boiler rule to reduce air pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency finalized rules Friday aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators while offering industry more flexibility and lower costs to comply with the new standards.

12/21/2012

EPA finds Hyundai, Kia overstated gas mileage

DETROIT (AP) – Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on most of their models from the past three years in an embarrassing blunder that could bring sanctions from the U.S. government and millions of […]

11/02/2012

EPA helps Port of Long Beach reduce air pollution

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $1.34 million grant to help the Port of Long Beach use cleaner cargo-handling equipment at its container terminals. The port will use the […]

10/18/2012

Three Southland metal companies to pay over $196,000 in EPA fines

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced settlements totaling nearly $200,000 with three Southland metal finishing companies for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations. All three facilities are located along […]

09/10/2012

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