United States Environmental Protection Agency

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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.

03/29/2013

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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.

03/26/2013

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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.

03/04/2013

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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.

12/27/2012

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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

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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.

12/14/2012

EPA turns down states' request for ethanol waiver

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency has denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol. A renewable fuels law requires that 13.2 billion gallons of ethanol be produced by this […]

11/16/2012

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

New data, but not much new in Wyo. fracking study

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Environmentalists and the petroleum industry haven’t changed their minds about any damage done by hydraulic fracturing to the groundwater in Wyoming. That’s despite new groundwater sampling data the U.S. Geological Survey […]

09/27/2012

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

Disney may be a source of groundwater pollution

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency consultant says a vintage air conditioning system at the Walt Disney Studios may be a source of Burbank groundwater contamination. The Los Angeles Times says the […]

08/23/2012

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