United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Oil companies frack in coastal waters off California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Companies prospecting for oil off California’s coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the […]

08/03/2013

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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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Federal court upholds Bush-era smog standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington […]

07/23/2013

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Boost for cars or bust? Ethanol debate heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that’s cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles? That’s the peril and promise of […]

06/24/2013

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Man sets house on fire trying to kill bedbugs

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey house fire is being blamed on a homeowner’s battle against bedbugs. A county spokeswoman says the homeowner in the southern New Jersey town of Woodbury was using a […]

06/13/2013

EPA

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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Smoldering landfill could threaten nuclear waste

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — Dawn Chapman can put up with the noxious smell caused by smoldering trash in a landfill near her suburban St. Louis home. But if the burning creeps close to buried nuclear […]

05/29/2013

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Furlough Friday: Unpaid day off for many in government

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at the 80 Housing and Urban Development field offices nationwide. It […]

05/24/2013

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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

President Obama's 2014 US Government Budget book

Agency spending proposed by Obama for 2014

Click here to view spending levels proposed by President Barack Obama for each federal agency in his fiscal 2014 budget.

04/11/2013

Rice field workers. (Photo: California Conservation)

Calif. groups seek ban on rice pesticide

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California environmentalists say a proposal by state pesticide regulators to allow spraying of a controversial pesticide on rice fields in the Sacramento Valley could harm aquatic organisms and honeybees.

03/30/2013

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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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