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US appeals court allows EPA rule on coal-fired power plants to remain in place amid legal challenges

Jul. 19, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Joe Biden's administration, a federal appeals court on Friday ruled that a new federal regulation aimed at limiting planet-warming pollution from coal-fired power plants can remain in force as legal challenges continue. Industry groups...

EPA watchdog investigating delays in how the agency used sensor plane after fiery Ohio derailment

Jul. 17, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

The EPA's Inspector General is investigating why the agency didn't get its specialized plane loaded with advanced sensors into the air over East Palestine until four days after the disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment last year. The Associated Press reported on a whistleblower's...

EPA says more data needed to assess impact of $1.7B Hudson River cleanup

Jul. 10, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal environmental officials said Wednesday they need to collect more data from the Hudson River before they determine how well six years of dredging completed in 2015 to clean up the river is working. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft...

Biden proposes new rule to protect 36 million workers from extreme heat

Jul. 02, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday proposed a new rule to address excessive heat in the workplace, warning — as tens of millions of people in the U.S. are under heat advisories — that high temperatures are the country's leading weather-related killer. If...

Chevron takeaways: Supreme Court ruling removes frequently used tool from federal regulators

Jun. 28, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal rules that impact virtually every aspect of everyday life, from the food we eat and the cars we drive to the air we breathe, could be at risk after a wide-ranging Supreme Court ruling Friday. The court rejected a 40-year-old legal doctrine colloquially...

What it means for the Supreme Court to throw out Chevron decision, undercutting federal regulators

Jun. 28, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executive branch agencies will likely have more difficulty regulating the environment, public health, workplace safety and other issues under a far-reaching decision by the Supreme Court. The court's 6-3 ruling on Friday overturned a 1984 decision colloquially...

EPA is investigating wastewater released into Puhi Bay from troubled Hilo sewage plant

Jun. 28, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

Federal and state environmental officials are looking into what caused a large release of partially treated wastewater in Hilo last week and what can be done to prevent future incidents. The investigation is focusing on a discharge of 607,000 gallons of wastewater into Puhi Bay on...

What it means for the Supreme Court to block enforcement of the EPA's 'good neighbor' pollution rule

Jun. 27, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency will not be able to enforce a key rule limiting air pollution in nearly a dozen states while separate legal challenges proceed around the country, under a Supreme Court decision Thursday. The EPA’s “good neighbor” rule is...

Supreme Court halts enforcement of the EPA's plan to limit downwind pollution from power plants

Jun. 27, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is putting the Environmental Protection Agency’s air pollution-fighting “good neighbor” plan on hold while legal challenges continue, the conservative-led court’s latest blow to federal regulations. The justices in a 5-4 vote on Thursday...

Supreme Court halts enforcement of Environmental Protection Agency's plan to limit downwind pollution from power plants

Jun. 27, 2024 10:03 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court halts enforcement of Environmental Protection Agency's plan to limit downwind pollution from power plants.