United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Smog monitors to be installed near SoCal freeways

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Air quality officials will install monitors near busy Southern California freeways next year — part of a nationwide plan to provide a better look at traffic-caused pollution in 100 major cities. […]

08/26/2013

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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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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

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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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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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