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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

America's Largest Superfund Site: The Hudson River, Part 3

In the final part of our series on PCB contamination in the Hudson River, Brian Mann looks at the damage to the environment...and at GE's claim that the river is slowly cleaning itself.  Go to full article

America?s Largest Superfund Site: The Hudson River, Part 2

This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether tons of PCBs should be dredged from the Hudson River. At the center of the debate are questions about the chemical's affect on human health. In this second part of our series on the Hudson River, Brian Mann looks at the volatile mix of science and public opinion that will shape the EPA's decision.  Go to full article

America's Largest Superfund Site: The Hudson River, Pt. 1

New York's Hudson River is the largest toxic waste site in the United States. PCBs dumped decades ago from a pair of General Electric factories summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether GE have contaminated the Hudson over a two hundred mile area. This should pay to clean up the river--at a cost of $460 million. Environmental groups support the clean up. But the corporation and many local residents are fighting to stop it. In this first of a three-part series, Brian Mann looks at the fierce battle being waged over the Hudson's future.  Go to full article

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