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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"
by Martha Foley
Oct 30, 2003 — The Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed Utah Governor Mike Leavitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday. The 88-to-8 vote came a day after a small group of Democrats abandoned their delaying tactics, though not their criticism of the Bush administration's environmental policies. A number of environmentalist groups protested Leavitt's nomination. Go to full article
Oct 28, 2003 — One of the nation's largest environmental groups is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to get the agency to ban an herbicide widely used by farmers. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Sep 03, 2003 — Local representation on a Hudson River dredging advisory group was boosted yesterday after complaints by some area officials. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jan 07, 2003 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved rules to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions in the Midwest. Environmentalists say in some states the rules aren't strong enough. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Natalie Walston reports. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Nov 25, 2002 — Friday afternoon, the Bush administration announced it would move to change key provisions of the Clean Air Act. The rules, known as New Source Review, were designed to force power plants to upgrade environmental equipment. Environmental groups, and some government leaders in the Northeastern U.S., worry that the change will mean more of the type of pollution that causes acid rain. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann, who's been following this story. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Sep 26, 2002 — With help from the EPA, North Country Boy Scouts will spend time at summer camp next year learning about the ecosystems of the Adirondacks. A $5,000 grant from the EPA will allow troop leaders to create an interactive exhibit for younger campers to better understand their place in ecosystems. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jul 16, 2002 — More than twelve thousand boats are registered on Lake Champlain, most of them using 2-stroke outboard engines. Environmental officials in New York and Vermont say those engines are noisy and inefficient, dumping as much as a third of their gas and oil directly into the water. The states are teaming up with the EPA and industry groups to phase out 2-stroke engines. But as Brian Mann reports, the effort is meeting resistance from some dealers: Go to full article