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As reported this week by the CBC, a mystery involving strange cross-border train traffic has been linked to possible fraudin a green-energy credit program. Basically, by shipping the same load of bio-disel back and forth across the international...
The federal agency is out with requirements for the next phase of the clean up of PCBs flushed into the Hudson River for decades by the company’s plants in Ft. Edward. From the EPA press release: The second phase of the cleanup – which is...
News stories tagged with "epa"
May 15, 2009 — The Environmental Protection Agency's budget has a lot of money for green energy projects, dealing with climate change and creating green jobs. But as Lester Graham reports, the EPA will also deal with old fashioned environmental issues such as pollution. Go to full article
Aug 06, 2007 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allowed the number of its criminal investigators to drop below levels mandated by Congress. As Tracy Samilton reports, former EPA officials say that could hurt enforcement activities across the nation. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Jun 22, 2006 — New York and 15 other states have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency. They say the agency's mercury reduction plan doesn't go far enough. Mercury is a neurotoxin that can cause brain damage in children, even in small doses. gregory Warner reports. Go to full article
Mar 06, 2006 — An environmental watchdog group is criticizing President Bush's proposal to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's library system. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports. Go to full article
Mar 25, 2005 — Midwest officials say they hope the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will continue to push for better coordination of Great Lakes clean up. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach reports. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Mar 16, 2005 — Yesterday the EPA issued a rule requiring power plants to cut mercury emissions by 50% over the next 15 years. It reverses EPA's earlier position requiring stricter controls, and favors the version supported by utility companies. Critics say the go-slow approach puts people and environments at risk. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Mar 11, 2005 — The Environmental Protection Agency has set new limits on smog and soot pollution. The aim is to help tens of millions of people who live downwind from the dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the East, South and Midwest. The EPA's new "Clean Air Interstate Rule" covers 28 states. The regulation apparently calls for most of them to cut nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide that wind can carry across state lines. Go to full article
Feb 16, 2005 — Earlier this month, Environment Canada issued smog warnings for the Montreal area for six straight days. Higher elevations gave a clear view of the brown smog layer on the horizon. Quebec's environment minister Thomas Mulcair blamed wood smoke. He said in Quebec, residential wood burning accounts for more fine particle pollution than industry or transportation. And he said he'll introduce legislation this year to crack down on inefficient, polluting stoves and fireplaces. Air quality is recognized as a winter-time problem on the U.S. side of the border, too. And as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports, we might be hearing more about this type of pollution in our daily weather reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Aug 18, 2004 — The Pataki administration enacted emergency regulations yesterday, designed to reduce pollution from New York's power plants. State environment commissioner Erin Crotty says the rules are needed to protect the Adirondacks and the Catskills from acid rain. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article