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Barriers To Pollution Prevention | Chemical & Engineering News

Barriers To Pollution Prevention | Chemical & Engineering NewsHere's an interesting piece by Cheryl Hogue of C&EN about a study by the Environmental Protection Agency. The study finds that "many industrial facilities aren't acting to...Show More Summary

Delta-owned refinery challenges U.S. policy on bio-fuels program

MINNEAPOLIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A refinery owned by Delta Air Lines is renewing a push to change a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy laid down as part of a national program that requires increased use of biofuels like ethanol.

Bayer rejects EPA request to pull insecticide from U.S. market

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG said on Friday it will fight a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) request to pull one of its insecticides from the marketplace amid concerns that it could harm organisms in streams and ponds.

Fatal Flaws In EPA's Latest Voluntary Methane Program Highlight Need For Concrete Rules

The Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program unveiled last week by the United States Environmental Protection Agency is a perfect example of what can go wrong when the agency tries too hard to entice an unwilling industry to engage. read more

Michigan officials ignored EPA warnings about Flint water toxicity

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Environmental Protection Agency warned of an unfolding toxic water crisis in Flint but was “met with resistance” by Michigan authorities, a fiery congressional hearing into the city’s public health disaster has heard. Expert advice was dismissed, prompting Michigan’s government to issue an...

House panel subpoenas ex-EPA Midwest chief over Flint water crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has subpoenaed the former Midwest chief of the Environmental Protection Agency over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water crisis, Representative Jason Chaffetz said on Wednesday...

Two Officials Involved in the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Won’t Appear Before Congress

A researcher with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a former city manager have decided not to appear before Congress. Photo by The National Guard

Time’s Up: Volkswagen Must Submit 3-liter TDI Fix for Approval by Today

Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. Show More Summary

FBI Joins Criminal Investigation Into Flint’s Poisoned Water Crisis

The FBI has joined the US Postal Inspection Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of the Inspector General, and the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, into the wide-ranging criminal probe of the Flint water crisis, to determine which laws were broken and who broke them in the poisoning of the city.

FBI among agencies involved in federal investigation in Flint

When the office of Eastern Michigan U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced last month that it was assisting an Environmental Protection Agency investigation of the lead crisis in Flint, it was unclear whether that investigation would have a criminal or civil focus. Show More Summary

Kasich Lectures On Flint While He Ignores Crisis In His Own State

It’s been two months since the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency first identified excessive levels of lead in the town of Sebring’s public water system. The post Kasich Lectures On Flint While He Ignores Crisis In His Own State appeared first on ThinkProgress.

EPA’s fall in Flint, an aberration or part of a pattern?

The Environmental Protection Agency’s lethargic response to the Flint water crisis makes the agency look like an accomplice after a crime – the poisoning of the city’s water system and assaulting its population. But was EPA’s dawdling in largely poor and black Flint an aberration or part of a pattern of lax oversight and enforcement? […]

Ohio state EPA chief blasts ‘woefully inadequate’ toxic water regulations

last weekNews : The Raw Story

National water regulations are “broken” and need urgent repair to avoid a public health crisis, Ohio’s top environmental regulator has warned, amid growing criticism of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to eradicate misleading tests for lead in drinking water. The Ohio EPA said it...

Flint sullies EPA’s name, despite efforts of individual feds

Given the federal government’s response to the Flint water scandal, EPA could stand for Ever Procrastinating Administrators, instead of the Environmental Protection Agency. While most of the blame for poisoning the city water system rests with Michigan officials, EPA’s reputation has been sullied as an enabler, an accessory and an agency that failed to promptly […]

Coal Baron Wants Court Date Moved So He Can Attend The RNC

WASHINGTON -- Robert Murray, the chief executive of coal giant Murray Energy Corp., is suing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency over new rules limiting emissions from power plants. But his lawyers have asked a federal judge to postpone his trial date so he can attend the Republican National Convention this July. Show More Summary

Move Over Flint: Ohio Town Falls Victim to Lead-Poisoned Water Scandal

Poisoned drinking water in the United States is not limited to Flint, Michigan, as has been made evident after the Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency asked the US government to open a criminal investigation into lead in the water in the town of Sebring.

Dictionary of Deception in Pursuit of the Pebble Mine: A Translation Guide

Earlier this month, when the Inspector General of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued the results of an independent investigation undertaken at the urging of The Pebble Partnership ("Pebble") -- the beleaguered mining partnership behind the massive Pebble Mine proposed in southwest Alaska - the company responded angrily. Show More Summary

Flint All Over Again? Lead Poisoning Scandal Strikes Ohio Town

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By Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams The state’s Environmental Protection Agency has asked its federal counterpart to open a criminal investigation into what occurred in Sebring.

Sebring, Ohio Lead Poisoning Emergency Could Results In Criminal Charges

Lead poisoning has struck again, this time in Sebring, Ohio, according to the state environmental protection agency. As Flint, Michigan continue the fight to get clean drinking water and to have their health issue dealt with, a similar battle appears to be brewing in the Buckeye State. Show More Summary

Kevin Cramer: Fight Against Waters Of The U.S. Rule Will Continue

Recently, Congress sent to President Obama’s desk legislation that overturns the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This rule is an effort by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to significantly expand federal jurisdiction over virtually all waters and wetlands in the nation. Our vote in the House of Representatives January 13 approved S.J. 22,...

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