Latest Industrial pollution News

EPA lays out next steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines

Jun. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and...

Pennsylvania to require gas drillers to reduce air pollution

Jun. 7, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will begin enforcing tougher air pollution standards on its booming natural gas industry, the governor's office said Thursday, with environmental advocates saying the standards will put the state among the leaders in going beyond federal requirements. The new permits...

Illinois environmental group sues over coal ash pollution

May. 30, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois environmental group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the owner of a shuttered power plant where contaminants from old coal ash ponds are seeping into the state's only National Scenic River, saying federal and state environmental agencies aren't doing enough to stop it....

Trump reversal of mining pollution rule challenged in court

May. 16, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to clean up their pollution. The Idaho Conservation League, Earthworks, Sierra...

The Latest: Mining industry backs Trump over pollution rule

May. 16, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge to the Trump administration's reversal of a proposal to make mining companies prove they can pay for future pollution cleanups (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The mining industry says it will intervene on behalf of the Trump administration in a lawsuit...

Trump open to negotiations with Calif. on auto gas mileage

May. 11, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a key concern for manufacturers, President Donald Trump instructed his administration to explore negotiations with California on achieving a single fuel economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives Friday. The president met with top auto...

The Latest: Trump open to gas mileage talks with California

May. 11, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with automakers (all times local): 3:50 p.m. President Donald Trump has instructed his administration to explore negotiating with California to achieve a single fuel economy standard for the nation. The president met Friday with 10 auto...

Response wraps up after Great Lakes electric cables severed

May. 9, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a multi-agency effort to mitigate potential pollution after a suspected boat anchor strike damaged underwater electric cables and oil pipelines in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan has wrapped up. A team led by the U.S. Coast Guard announced...

Mexico City's new air pollution woe: pipeline geysers

May. 4, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's stubborn air pollution problem has a new cause: gasoline and diesel spewing from illegal taps drilled into government pipelines to steal fuel. Taps have increased in the city and its suburbs, and one came close to causing a pollution alert on Thursday. The environmental...

AP Exclusive: Water delivery suspended in Nevada mine battle

Apr. 28, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was an uncharacteristically urgent demand at a U.S. Superfund site where the cleanup of an abandoned World War II-era mine has dragged on for two decades and progress is measured, at best, in years. Atlantic Richfield, owner of the former Anaconda copper mine, was suddenly halting the...