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'Unacceptable': EPA head says of West Virginia water issues

Dec. 06, 2022 22:50 PM EST

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Sonny Barton had a lot to say about living without clean drinking water when the nation’s top environmental regulator came to his small West Virginia community Tuesday. The creek where he collects water for bathing, cooking and flushing toilets is littered...

EPA seeks to mandate more use of ethanol and other biofuels

Dec. 01, 2022 16:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed increasing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supplies over the next three years, a move welcomed by renewable fuel and farm groups but condemned by environmentalists...

Justice Department intervenes for struggling water system

Nov. 29, 2022 17:49 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Justice Department made a rare intervention Tuesday to try to bring improvements in the beleaguered water system in Mississippi's capital city, which nearly collapsed in late summer and continues to struggle. The department filed a proposal to appoint a...

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

Nov. 18, 2022 18:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered an Ohio utility to stop dumping dangerous coal ash into unlined storage ponds and speed cleanup of the site. The order to the Gen....

Council to vote on EPA plan to fix Mississippi water system

Nov. 16, 2022 19:10 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Mississippi's capital city are scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposed agreement with the federal government for how to fix the city's water system, which came dangerously close to collapsing more than two months ago. Details of the proposal had...

EPA leader listens to water concerns in Mississippi capital

Nov. 15, 2022 20:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — EPA Administrator Michael Regan said Tuesday that the agency is still working on a plan to bring long-term improvements to the water system in Mississippi’s capital city, which came perilously close to collapsing more than two months ago. “I am here for...

Biden tightens methane emissions rule amid push for more oil

Nov. 11, 2022 15:17 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday ramped up efforts to reduce methane emissions, targeting the oil and gas industry for its role in global warming even as President Joe Biden has pressed energy producers for more oil drilling to lower prices at the gasoline pump. ...

EPA awards grants to monitor air quality in 37 states

Nov. 03, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday awarded grants for projects to monitor air quality in 37 states, with a focus on minority communities and other areas overburdened by pollution. A total of 132 projects will receive $53.4 million to enhance air...