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High pollution advisory issued for Phoenix metropolitan area

Jun. 24, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental regulators have issued a high pollution advisory for ozone for the Phoenix metropolitan area. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials recommend people limit outdoor activity Monday while the advisory is in effect, especially children and adults with respiratory...

Oregon Republican lawmakers continue climate bill boycott

Jun. 23, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate was again unable to conduct business because of a Republican boycott of the Legislature over major climate change legislation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Senate President Peter Courtney announced a lack of quorum Sunday. Republicans fled the Capitol last week to...

Ohio House OK's permanent fund for cleaning up lakes, rivers

Jun. 23, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in the Ohio House have approved creating a permanent trust fund that would pay for projects aimed at improving water quality around the state. It's one of several ideas for funding water quality initiatives being looked at by Gov. Mike DeWine and legislators. DeWine earlier...

Clean water grants available for agriculture programs

Jun. 23, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is again releasing up to $500,000 in grants for agricultural programs that address water quality. The proposals are due by Aug. 1. The agency is seeking programs focused on regulatory compliance; agricultural non-point source...

Governor signs her bill to protect tribal fishing rights

Jun. 22, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has signed a bill she introduced aiming to protect fishing rights for tribes. The governor says the legislation shows what can happen when state government works in good faith with tribes. Her office says she signed the bill Friday. The bill gives Maine...

Seattle hotel owner faces charges over asbestos removal

Jun. 22, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle hotel owner is facing a felony perjury charge and state Clean Air Act violations after authorities said he lied about having uncertified workers remove asbestos during a renovation. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Friday he filed the charges in King County Superior Court against...

Cuyahoga River's health lauded 50 years after infamous fire

Jun. 22, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's U.S. senators are recognizing environmental progress on Cleveland's Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River with a bipartisan resolution. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, a Democrat and a Republican, introduced the measure in Washington this week ahead of Saturday's 50th...

Residents grapple with life in the shadows steel plant

Jun. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Johnie Perryman retired to Clairton 12 years ago, hoping to settle into a cheap home near an old friend in Pittsburgh. With a wide front porch and oversize windows, the spacious, $72,900 Mitchell Avenue home about a mile from the Clairton Plant is full of artwork and mementos from a...

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

Jun. 22, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — earlier...

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

Jun. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation dragged on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature...