United States Environmental Protection Agency


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.


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.


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.


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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.



EPA takes aim at auto emissions, sulfur in gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration proposed new regulations Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, claiming the new standards would provide $7 in health benefits from cleaner air for each dollar spent to implement them.



EPA: More than half of streams in ‘poor’ shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, according to a new nationwide survey released Tuesday.



Obama nominates 3 to Cabinet-level posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office.


Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator

EPA Administrator Jackson announces resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) — EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration’s chief environmental watchdog, is stepping down after a nearly four years marked by numerous high-profile brawls.



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.



EPA to tighten standards for soot pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration will impose new air quality standards in the first major regulation since the election.





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