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Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

Dec. 14, 2018 6:45 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three Alaska groups sued Friday to demand the Environmental Protection Agency enforce the cleanup of some of the nation's most polluted winter air around the state's second-largest city. The lawsuit filed in Seattle by environmental law firm Earthjustice says the state of Alaska...

Fox disciplines employees who set up Trump aide appearance

Nov. 27, 2018 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Tuesday that it is disciplining employees involved in an email exchange with an aide to President Trump's former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt to craft a "Fox & Friends" interview with the environmental chief last year. The emails showed one of Pruitt's aides...

Former EPA official faces multiple ethics charges in Alabama

Nov. 21, 2018 7:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Environmental Protection Agency official faces multiple ethics charges in connection with an effort to stop cleanup of a polluted Alabama neighborhood, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. The indictment shows that Trey Glenn faces six felony counts and 14...

EPA official arrested on felony ethics charges in Alabama

Nov. 15, 2018 6:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup. Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a county...

Correction: Environmental Regulator-Indictment story

Nov. 14, 2018 2:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story Nov. 13 about the indictment of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official Trey Glenn on state ethics charges in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Alabama Ethics Commission in 2007 found probable cause that Glenn — who then headed...

Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport

Nov. 7, 2018 7:32 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the United States have finished the cleanup of dioxin contamination at Danang airport caused by the transport and storage of the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The 30 hectares (74 acres) of land cleansed of the toxic chemical were handed over to Vietnam at...

Missouri landfill operator sues for help with EPA cleanup

Oct. 24, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The operator of a suburban St. Louis landfill where an underground fire smolders near illegally dumped radioactive waste is suing the drugmaker whose predecessor processed the Cold War-era nuclear material. Bridgeton Landfill LLC seeks help paying for the $205 cleanup of the Superfund site...

EPA proposes scaling back cleanup of Portland Harbor

Oct. 23, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to scale back the scope and cost of a planned $1 billion cleanup of a 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch of Oregon's Willamette River as it winds through Portland's industrial area. Five years of research shows one contaminant in the...

Idaho, environmental group settle mine pollution lawsuit

Oct. 19, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An environmental group and Idaho officials have reached a tentative settlement over toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world's top ski destinations. The Idaho Conservation League in federal court documents made public Thursday agreed...