Latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

ArtPlace America shows why culture matters to communities

Dec. 06, 2021 15:37 PM EST

Sometime in the next few years, crews dispatched by the Environmental Protection Agency will roll into Ashland, Massachusetts, population 19,000, and begin a $20.5 million cleanup of groundwater contaminated by waste from a chemical dye plant. That day will mark a victory for the town, where cancer...

Vermont commits first $7M in state brownfields money

Dec. 04, 2021 10:05 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont has committed the first $7 million of a $25 million appropriation to help clean up 10 brownfield sites across the state. The funding represents the first time state dollars have been allocated to brownfield sites. ...

Mississippi to receive nearly $75M in infrastructure funding

Dec. 04, 2021 08:32 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will receive nearly $75 million in water infrastructure funding as part of the recent bipartisan infrastructure bill, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced this week. It's unclear how the money will be allocated...

EPA head: 'Journey to Justice' tour 'really personal for me'

Dec. 03, 2021 13:33 PM EST

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems. ...

Iowa, Nebraska get millions in EPA water improvement funds

Dec. 02, 2021 17:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is getting $110.7 million and Nebraska $63.4 million from the federal government to upgrade water systems and improve water quality, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan informed states...

EPA outlines $7.4B for water infrastructure headed to states

Dec. 02, 2021 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — States, Native American tribes and U.S. territories will receive $7.4 billion in 2022 to improve water quality and access, the first installment from the infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law last month, the Environmental Protection Agency said...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 01, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Reading Eagle. Nov. 30, 2021. Editorial: Sondheim’s legacy will live on When one of the greats in any field of endeavor passes away, it’s only natural to focus much of our attention on the accomplishments that made them famous. ...

New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water

Nov. 30, 2021 13:23 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For years, testing of the tap water in an upscale Detroit suburb showed the city was in the clear. Then residents got a notice seemingly out of the blue: Their water could be contaminated with elevated levels of lead. The city of Royal Oak had not made...

Final cleanup cost of old Vermont copper mine 4 times plan

Nov. 27, 2021 11:36 AM EST

STRAFFORD, Vt. (AP) — A final tally of the cost of cleaning up the long-abandoned Elizabeth copper mine in the Vermont town of Strafford came in more than four times the original estimate, the Environmental Protection Agency says. The Valley News reports that when the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 24, 2021 13:36 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Entergy’s Big Bet On Renewables It doesn’t seem all that long ago when Entergy had grand plans for nuclear power. But a recent announcement by the utility company shows how much things have...