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Army bill for public records on contaminant: About $300,000

Mar. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army has put a price tag on releasing the results of water tests for a dangerous contaminant at military installations: nearly $300,000. In a March 12 letter, the Army told the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy group, that the military would charge the group $290,400 to...

Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants

Mar. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii's measure targeting fast-food and full-service restaurants...

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK'd for dinner

Mar. 19, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fish in the Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say. The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an...

Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

Mar. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President Donald Trump with someone "committed heart and soul" to combating climate change. Gore, who emerged as a leading...

Judge tosses Ohio's lawsuit against gas pipeline developer

Mar. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit Ohio filed against the developers of a $4.2 billion natural gas pipeline that stretches from West Virginia to Michigan. The lawsuit sought to force the builders of the Rover Pipeline to pay fines for what Ohio regulators said were numerous water...

SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO with defrauding investors

Mar. 15, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal. The charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission come two years after the German automaker settled with the U.S. over criminal and civil...

U.S. regulators charge Volkswagen, former CEO Martin Winterkorn, with defrauding investors during emissions scandal

Mar. 15, 2019 6:15 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators charge Volkswagen, former CEO Martin Winterkorn, with defrauding investors during emissions scandal.

Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles on emissions

Mar. 13, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. because they don't meet the country's emission standards. The Environmental Protection Agency says that the recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations it performed and in-use testing conducted by Fiat...

New Mexico: Military needs to do more to clean up jet fuel

Mar. 11, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has excavated thousands of tons of soil and treated millions of gallons of water contaminated by jet fuel at a base bordering New Mexico's largest city, but state regulators say the military still has more cleanup to do. The New Mexico environment department,...

Feds, Exxon Mobil reach settlement over refinery fire claims

Mar. 6, 2019 10:44 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say they've reached a settlement with Exxon Mobil on federal Clean Air Act claims arising from a deadly 2013 fire at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery. Two workers died and 10 others were hurt in the April 17, 2013, fire, which erupted as workers used a torch to remove...