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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...
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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
Jul 09, 2002 — Testimony before a Senate committee indicates the Environmental Protection Agency's ombudsman would not have the independence necessary to do the job under a reorganization planned by the EPA Administrator. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham explains. Go to full article
Jun 14, 2002 — New York's Attorney General says he'll sue to block a Whitehouse plan that could mean more acid rain for the Adirondacks. New rules announced Thursday would ease rules for coal burning big power plants in the Midwest. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2002 — After years of bitter fighting, General Electric and the Environmental Protection Agency are moving ahead with plans to dredge the Hudson River. GE is giving signs that it may work with the EPA - instead of filing legal action to block the clean-up. Federal officials are also offering compromise. Brian Mann has this update. Go to full article
Mar 27, 2002 — Biologists are becoming concerned about the disappearance of a habitat for wildlife that can be found in rural areas, in sprawling suburbs, and even in cities. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to get city planners, farmers, and developers to stop draining small marshy areas that biologists call ephemeral wetlands. The EPA says in the rush to save big areas of wetlands these small temporary wet spots have been overlooked at the expense of some unique wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
Feb 19, 2002 — It looks as though the Environmental Protection Agency will reject the idea of requiring cargo ships to get pollution permits before they're allowed to discharge ballast water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Jan 23, 2002 — Environmentalists are pushing hard now that Governor Pataki appears to have given a green light to spending the Environmental Protection Fund. Most of the 125 million dollar fund wasn't spent this year because Pataki and the Legislature couldn't agree on which environmental and health program to favor. Sierra Club spokesman John Stouffer says the Environmental Protection Fund is a “good news, bad news” issue this year. Go to full article
Dec 07, 2001 — The decision to dredge toxic PCBs from the Hudson River could help to shape the upcoming governor's race. Republican Governor George Pataki supported the clean-up, a move that will win support from many downstate voters. But Pataki's position has angered many upstate conservatives. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Nov 06, 2001 — Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, the federal government has been re-thinking its website policies. Anything that the government feels could be used by terrorists was removed from the Internet. Now, the EPA is considering putting back some information about the risks communities face because of nearby industrial plants. But some industry groups were glad to see the information removed and don't want it put back on the internet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article