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Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposals for new, federal restrictions on wood stoves. The rules would only affect residential heaters manufactured after 2015. The EPA estimates (somewhat boldly) that its new restrictions...
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...
News stories tagged with "epa"
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
Aug 09, 2004 — This spring, EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt was asked to head up a task force to coordinate local, state, and federal agencies in cleaning up the Great Lakes. Now he's touring the region to learn more. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lucy Nalpathanchil reports. Go to full article
Mar 22, 2004 — The Environmental Protection Agency says it's trying to get states around the Great Lakes to use uniform standards to monitor water quality. But the EPA says the fact that different states use different methods doesn't put anyone at risk. More from the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Stephanie Hemphill. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Mar 05, 2004 — An appeals court has ruled General Electric has the right to challenge federal orders to clean up toxic waste sires, a decision the Environmental Protection Agency warns could weaken the Superfund cleanup program. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
Feb 09, 2004 — The Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush is punishing fewer polluters than under previous administrations. That's according to analysis done by the Knight Ridder news service. More from the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush. Go to full article