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EPA Chief: Climate Plan On Track Despite Mercury Ruling

July 7, 2015 2:12 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is on track to complete the Clean Power Plan' next month.

EPA Orders New Restrictions On Insecticide

July 7, 2015 9:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators recently announced increased limits on the use of propoxur.

All-Electric BMW Truck Starts Work

July 6, 2015 5:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

BMW said it will save 11.8 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere annually.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds EPA Plan To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

July 6, 2015 3:28 pm | by Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The judges called pollution in the bay a complex problem that affects 17 million people.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Challenges EPA's Clean Air Plan

July 2, 2015 1:01 pm | by Sean Murphy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

He says the plan would cause substantial economic injury to the state.

Train Derailment, Fire Prompts Evacuation In Tennessee

July 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Steve Megaree, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The train car was carrying a hazardous material used in a variety of industrial processes.

Gulf States Reach $18.7B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

July 2, 2015 9:39 am | by Kevin McGill, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The settlement resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Report: OSHA Not Doing Enough To Protect Workers From Chemical Hazards

July 1, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chemical exposure limits set by the EPA are up to 1,000 times stronger than those set by OSHA.

Consumer Reports Finds Some Newer Cars Burn Too Much Oil

June 30, 2015 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The magazine focused on survey data from 498,000 owners of 2010 to 2014 models.

Coal Industry Scores A Win But Fate Of Plants Still In Air

June 30, 2015 10:05 am | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

New York Formalizes Ban On Fracking, Ending Seven Year Review

June 29, 2015 3:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rules

June 29, 2015 1:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected federal regulations curbing mercury emissions from power plants.

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Study: Fracking Doesn't Have To Be Rough On The Environment

June 26, 2015 4:43 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

It comes down to operational efficiency of the fracking site.

California Oil Spill Gushed Like Hose 'Without A Nozzle'

June 26, 2015 3:27 pm | by Michael R. Blood, Brian Melley, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigations into the events leading up to the recent oil spill in California are ongoing.

Study Aims To Predict Environmental Impact Of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Commercializing the altered fish could pose some risk to the environment.

Governors Urge EPA To Keep Renewable Fuel Standards Intact

June 25, 2015 4:13 pm | by Bill Draper, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two governors criticized plans to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in gasoline.

Get An Umbrella Before It Rains

June 25, 2015 11:56 am | by Jon Wikstrom | Blogs | Comments

Why companies are preparing now for future environmental regulations.

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Board Urged To Adopt Buffers Between Homes, Oil Drilling

June 25, 2015 10:02 am | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy industry representatives say such a move isn't needed.

Judge To Consider Request To Suspend Federal Oil, Gas Rules

June 23, 2015 2:09 pm | by Mead Gruver, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government and environmental groups say the rules are necessary to protect federal land.

California: Many Farmers Miss Deadline To Report Water Cuts

June 22, 2015 2:46 pm | by Fenit Nirappil, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Several irrigation districts serving farmers are challenging the board's order in court.

Workers Clean Up Oil Spill On California Beaches By Hand

June 22, 2015 2:14 pm | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The environmental toll from the largest coastal spill in California in 25 years is still being tallied.

By The Numbers: California Oil Spill

June 22, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's a look at the response to the catastrophic spill so far.

EPA Proposes Tougher Fuel-Efficiency Standards For Trucks

June 19, 2015 12:58 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new rules would lower carbon dioxide emissions from trucks and vans by 24 percent by 2027.

OSHA Blames Oil Rig Fire That Killed Three On Open-Flame Heater

June 19, 2015 9:52 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Three workers were killed and another two seriously injured when a drilling rig caught fire.

Study: Mega Injections Of Wastewater Triggers More Quakes

June 18, 2015 2:39 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The study looked at 187,570 injection wells over four decades.

Facility Tied To Ohio Chemical Spill To Submit Cleanup Plan

June 18, 2015 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company has said cleanup efforts have already been underway since shortly after the spill.

Study: West Virginia Chemical Spill Unlikely To Impact Public Health

June 18, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study confirmed that the actions taken in the immediate aftermath were appropriate.

Solar Plane Waiting Out Weather Front In Japan

June 18, 2015 4:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The aircraft could be forced to wait out the weather for up to two months.

USDA Program Promotes Products Such As Plant-Based Bottles

June 17, 2015 8:06 pm | by David Pitt, The Associated Press | News | Comments

It's part of a government program designed to promote plant-based materials.

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