The newly passed Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect those most vulnerable to chemical exposures. Exactly who it will protect and how the EPA will interpret this requirement remains to be seen.
Roughly a month ago, the Environmental Protection Agency blanketed yards in the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago with signs warning children not to play in the dirt. [ more › ]
It is no secret that the health of the air affects everyone. Presently, California’s plan for zero emissions and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are integrating cap-and-trade revenue to help stop air pollution in specific clean transportation programs. Show More Summary
In a big step forward for clean water, a coalition of environmental groups succeeded in forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter standards for the management of industrial waste.
North Carolina's coal ash debate just got louder. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Environmental Working Group want the Environmental Protection Agency to get busy and set better rules regarding hexavalent chromium in drinking water, a chemical that is found in coal ash ponds like the ones Duke Energy maintains in North Carolina.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general, the Obama Administration has failed to live up to its legal obligation to study the environmental impact of blending ethanol with gasoline. Those findings, the...Show More Summary
Harley-Davidson has agreed to pay $12 million in fines to the Environmental Protection Agency for evading clean air laws.
Harley-Davidson has been fined a staggering $12 million by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating emission standards. The legendary motorcycle company settled to an agreement on Thursday whereby it will not only pay the $12 million civil penalty, but also an additional $3 million on an unrelated environmental project. Show More Summary
The most American of motorcycle manufacturers has agreed to pay a $15 million settlement after the Environmental Protection Agency accused it of selling illegal aftermarket tuning kits. The company’s “Screamin’ Eagle” super tuners, sold since 2008, cause motorcycles to emit excessive amounts of air pollution, the EPA claims. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, an appeals board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) upheld the agency’s decision to cancel registration for Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide, marketed in the U.S. as Belt®, while still existing stocks to be sold by retailers or used by growers, but Bayer is continuing to evaluate its options going forward. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not complied with federal requirements to study the effects of the nation's biofuel use mandate, an agency watchdog said on Thursday.
On Thursday the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced that famed motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine after selling illegal after-market devices, called super tuners, that increased vehicles’ emissions. Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it had gotten an "unusually high number of reports of crop damage that appear related to misuse of herbicides containing the active ingredient dicamba." Complaints of drooping and often dead crops appeared in no fewer than 10 states, the EPA reports. Show More Summary
Last August, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to let 3 million gallons of hazardous waste water from the decades-long abandoned Gold...
Leaders of one of the nation's largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the tribe’s attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye...
Take a deep breath. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Wasn't that nice? The US Environmental Protection Agency has bad news for you. Studies of human exposure to air pollutants suggest that indoor air may be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Show More Summary
Last summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever standards to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. The plan was a major breakthrough for the US, and a cornerstone of our commitments to the Paris Agreement to reduce overall emissions 26—28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are expected to imminently finalize new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for medium-and heavy-duty trucks and buses. The standardsShow More Summary
The official US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the single-charge range for the refreshed BMW i3 — falling just a bit lower than previous speculation. The official EPA-certified range for the new 2017 BMW i3 is 114 miles per full charge rather than 130 (as leaked to CleanTechnica one year ago) or 124 (as claimed a few months ago). Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, one year after 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater spilled into three states from an abandoned Colorado gold mine.