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Navajo Nation Prepares To Sue EPA Over Animas River Toxic Spill

The Navajo Nation has hired a prominent Southern California law firm to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following the massive Animas River wastewater spill. On August 5, the EPA accidentally released three million gallons of toxic, orange sludge into the river when conducting an assessment of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. Show More Summary

Mapping Inactive Metal Mines Across the US

On August 5, the Animas River in southwestern Colorado was subjected to at least a 3,000,000 gallon discharge of acidic, metal-laden mine waste from the Gold King Mine when contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...Show More Summary

News in Brief: Report: Climate Change To Force People To Double Ice Cream Consumption Speed By 2050

yesterdayHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Emphasizing that these projections necessitate immediate action, a report released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that global climate change will force humans to double the speed of their ice cream consumption by the year 2050. Show More Summary

EPA Rules Target Hazardous Waste Management

The EPA yesterday proposed two new hazardous waste rules that the agency says will strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules aims to protect waterways, including drinking...Show More Summary

WHY DOES THE EPA HATE NATIVE AMERICANS? Navajo Nation preps lawsuit against EPA over mine spill. …

WHY DOES THE EPA HATE NATIVE AMERICANS? Navajo Nation preps lawsuit against EPA over mine spill. The Navajo Nation is preparing for a legal battle against President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The tribe contends that the EPA’s Aug. 5 accident in Colorado, which made national headlines after turning portions of the Animas River bright […]

What Media Should Know About The Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Pro-Smog Pollution Campaigns

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Environmental Policy Alliance are each running TV ad campaigns attacking the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) forthcoming smog pollution reduction rule. But before members...Show More Summary

Right now, the EPA and NOAA consider fish farms to have essentially no negative effect on wild fish.

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Right now, the EPA and NOAA are smoking crack..... The Wild Fish Conservancy has sent a 60-day Notice of Intent to sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for violations...Show More Summary

Judge backs Pebble in dispute with EPA

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

A federal judge has approved a request for a subpoena compelling a former Environmental Protection Agency official to explain his actions in the agency’s controversial decision to prevent a proposed gold mine from being built in southwestern Alaska. U.S. Show More Summary

California Climate Bills Could Set A High Bar For The Rest Of The Country

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

As states prepare to develop plans for meeting new greenhouse gas standards from the Environmental Protection Agency, they might look to California as an example of what's possible. Right now, the California legislature is considering two bills, SB 32 and 350, which would allow the state to meet interim climate goals that Gov. Show More Summary

After Court Defeat, EPA Presses Forward With Water Rule in Some States

The Environmental Protection Agency pressed forward with its new water pollution rules on Friday, saying a court ruling blocking them from going into effect applied only to 13 states that brought the case.

EPA says new rule will protect drinking water for 37 states

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. Continue reading ? The post EPA says new rule will protect drinking water for 37 states appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Wyoming Farmer Sues EPA Over $16 Million in Potential Fines Over Building Drinking Water Pond for His Livestock

5 days agoNews : Reason

With the help of the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), Wyoming farmer Andy Johnson is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal court in Wyoming over their insistence that he needed a federal permit to build a stock pond...Show More Summary

Environmental Protection Agency Does More Harm Than Good

Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions. But, as Ronald Reagan once said, "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so." And all that vast un-knowledge births monster government agencies like the EPA, which end up doing more harm than good.

Federal judge rules new EPA water rule should be halted

6 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

EPA vows to proceed. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo issued a temporary injunction requested by North Dakota and 12 other states halting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from regulating some small streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Erickson, was appointed by President George W. Show More Summary

LOVE THE PHOTO OF OBAMA THAT THE HILL CHOSE: Federal judge blocks Obama’s water rule. “The decis…

LOVE THE PHOTO OF OBAMA THAT THE HILL CHOSE: Federal judge blocks Obama’s water rule. “The decision is a major roadblock for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, who were planning Friday to begin enforcing the Waters of the United States rule, expanding federal jurisdiction over small waterways like streams […]

Cynical Opportunists

For most Republican politicians, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bureaucrats are "damned if they do, and damned if they don't". The GOP routinely accuses these bureaucrats of overregulating industry, yet in the next breath, doesn't hesitate to denounce them for failing to fulfill their regulatory responsibility. Show More Summary

EPA lacked view of pressure buildup at Colorado mine, internal report says

(Reuters) - A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency team working to address seepage at an abandoned Colorado gold mine underestimated water pressure at the site before triggering a blowout that sent toxic waste into rivers, according to an internal report released by the agency on Wednesday.

Environmental Groups Threaten To Sue EPA Over Fracking Wastewater Rules

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not implementing new regulations on the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations. The organizations...Show More Summary

Colorado Mine Blowout That Turned Rivers Yellow Was 'Likely Inevitable'

last weekNews : Vice News

The mine wastewater spill that turned two Colorado rivers into a mustard-yellow broth of heavy metals was "likely inevitable," but inspectors had no sign it was imminent, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported Wednesday. Show More Summary

Why Media Should Stop Citing NERA's Flawed Study On The EPA Climate Plan

A 2014 report from National Economic Research Associates (NERA), which claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan will greatly increase electricity bills, has been roundly criticized as premature and reliant on faulty assumptions. Show More Summary

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