Latest Industrial pollution News

Hissing, shouts of 'shame' as pipeline station gets permit

Jan. 8, 2019 5:14 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state board in Virginia approved a contentious plan Tuesday to build a natural gas pipeline station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of "shame" from more than 200 opponents. The State Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 in favor of a key permit for...

Residents of Russian city protest 'black sky' air pollution

Dec. 24, 2018 4:20 PM EST

CHELYABINSK, Russia (AP) — Residents of Chelyabinsk are expressing worry over industrial pollution after heavy smog enveloped the Ural Mountains city this month and remained for two weeks. On Sunday, about 700 protesters braved temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) to demand cleaner...

Minnesota OKs final major state permits for PolyMet mine

Dec. 20, 2018 4:30 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State pollution regulators on Thursday issued the last major state permits sought by the developers of the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, leaving only one major federal permit still pending. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its approval...

The Latest: Weather delays key vote on pipeline station

Dec. 9, 2018 7:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board vote on a natural gas compressor station (all times local): 7 p.m. A winter storm is delaying a key vote on a permit for a major natural gas pipeline. The State Air Pollution Control Board was set to vote Monday on whether to...

EPA: Fish damage from mine spill wasn't severe, long-lasting

Dec. 5, 2018 6:53 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Fish and other aquatic life did not suffer severe or long-lasting damage from a mine waste spill three years ago that polluted rivers in three states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. An EPA report released last week analyzed the 2015 spill at the inactive Gold King Mine in...

NC environmental chief: Chemical maker must change its ways

Nov. 23, 2018 4:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest penalty a polluter has paid North Carolina should change the way one of the country's biggest chemical companies makes compounds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said appear dangerous even in small amounts, the state's top environmental official said Friday. A...