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  • Illustration on the importance of coal generated electricity to American life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    ORR: When emergency strikes, the EPA is a wrong number

    Unfortunately, the newly proposed rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit carbon-dioxide emissions will make electricity much harder to come by and much more expensive.

  • EPA approves Maricopa County dust plan

    Maricopa County dust levels are meeting federal standards for the first time in more than 40 years.

  • Expected carbon limits cause concern in Wyoming

    Anxiety reigns in Wyoming, America's top coal-producing state, ahead of President Barack Obama's expected new carbon dioxide limits for coal-fired power plants.

  • State seeks to intervene in EPA case

    The state of Alaska is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a process that could result in an agency veto of the proposed Pebble Mine project.

  • Toledo gets grant to clean up auto plant site

    The city of Toledo is getting nearly $128,000 in federal grant money to clean up a site that was used for commercial and manufacturing purposes for 90 years.

  • Kentucky communities get $1 million in EPA grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $1 million in brownfield grants to revitalize two Kentucky communities. Brownfield sites are properties where expansion and redevelopment is complicated because there is the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.

  • U of Ill. gets $1.5M to study cleaner cookstoves

    The University of Illinois will receive a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to research how cleaner-burning cookstoves will affect air quality in Alaska, Nepal, Mongolia, and China.

  • Grant to help Honolulu study rail cleanup needs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding Honolulu $400,000 to assess pollution at former industrial and commercial properties along the city's planned rail line.

  • Pine Bluff site selected for EPA brownfields grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Pine Bluff will receive $200,000 to clean up a contaminated downtown site.

  • Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

    The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday.

  • Kauai restaurant agrees to $69K fine for cesspools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a Kauai restaurant has agreed to pay a $69,000 penalty for failing to close three large-capacity cesspools years after regulations required.

  • EPA to unveil plans to clean up Housatonic

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will unveil the so-called "Rest of River" proposal to clean up PCBs on a 10-mile stretch of the Housatonic River south of Pittsfield next month.

  • Pebble suing EPA over steps that could bar mine

    A group seeking to develop a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for taking steps that could result in development being restricted or prohibited.

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency's efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Utah appearance by EPA administrator McCarthy is her first stop in a three-city tour that also includes Seattle and Portland. She is meeting with politicians, local leaders and business people as the EPA tries to implement President Barack Obama's climate-change plan. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    EPA official lauds new Salt Lake City program

    In the first stop on a three-city Western tour, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday touted a Salt Lake City initiative that encourages businesses to be more energy efficient.

  • Air standards on agenda at Wyoming energy summit

    Representatives from the state and the utility and mining industries say they expect new limits to be released on carbon dioxide emissions that could hurt the economy.

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