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EPA Rethinks Post-Terror Removal of Environmental Data from Websites

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

EPA Rethinks Post-Terror Removal of Environmental Data from Websites

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

EPA Administrator Nomination Challenged in Senate

The nomination of former Ohio EPA directror Donald Schregardus to be the assistant US EPA administrator for enforcement and compliance is being challenged in the Senate. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Natalie Walston reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer: Don't Weaken Clean Air Act

New York's Attorney General says plans by the EPA to possibly weaken the Clean Air Act for rules on power plant emissions would be a mistake and could lead to increased acid rain and asthma in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Activists Say Schregardus is Wrong for EPA Job

Former Ohio EPA Director Donald Schregardus faces Senate confirmation as US Assistant EPA Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance. Activists in Ohio say his pro-business philosophy makes him the wrong choice for the job. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Natalie Walston reports.  Go to full article

EPA Decides to Proceed with Upper Hudson PCB Dredging Plan

Brian Mann talks with Martha Foley, giving an update on the EPA's decision to dredge PCBs from the Hudson River.  Go to full article

Pro-Dredging Groups Dismayed by Possible EPA Scaleback

Pro-dredging groups are dismayed over word that there may be a compromised, scaled-down dredging plan in the works for PCB pollution in the Upper Hudson River by General Electric. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

GAO Finds EPA Lax Regarding Conflicts of Interest

The Environmental Protection Agency's advisors might not always be impartial. A report by the General Accounting Office finds the EPA doesn't properly guard against conflicts of interest. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

EPA May Downsize Hudson PCB Dredging

A final decision isn't due until September, but there are growing signs that Environmental Protection Agency will downsize its plan to dredge PCBs from the Hudson River. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

EPA Puts Off Dredging Decision

The EPA has put off its decision on dredging the Hudson River. The EPA blames a mountain of public comment for the delay. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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