Latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

Iowa, Nebraska get millions in EPA water improvement funds

Dec. 02, 2021 17:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is getting $110.7 million and Nebraska $63.4 million from the federal government to upgrade water systems and improve water quality, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan informed states...

EPA outlines $7.4B for water infrastructure headed to states

Dec. 02, 2021 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — States, Native American tribes and U.S. territories will receive $7.4 billion in 2022 to improve water quality and access, the first installment from the infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law last month, the Environmental Protection Agency said...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 01, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Reading Eagle. Nov. 30, 2021. Editorial: Sondheim’s legacy will live on When one of the greats in any field of endeavor passes away, it’s only natural to focus much of our attention on the accomplishments that made them famous. ...

New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water

Nov. 30, 2021 13:23 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For years, testing of the tap water in an upscale Detroit suburb showed the city was in the clear. Then residents got a notice seemingly out of the blue: Their water could be contaminated with elevated levels of lead. The city of Royal Oak had not made...

Final cleanup cost of old Vermont copper mine 4 times plan

Nov. 27, 2021 11:36 AM EST

STRAFFORD, Vt. (AP) — A final tally of the cost of cleaning up the long-abandoned Elizabeth copper mine in the Vermont town of Strafford came in more than four times the original estimate, the Environmental Protection Agency says. The Valley News reports that when the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 24, 2021 13:36 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Entergy’s Big Bet On Renewables It doesn’t seem all that long ago when Entergy had grand plans for nuclear power. But a recent announcement by the utility company shows how much things have...

Coal-fired power plants to close after new wastewater rule

Nov. 22, 2021 10:32 AM EST

Climate change isn’t what’s driving some U.S. coal-fired power plants to shut down. It's the expense of stricter pollution controls on their wastewater. Dozens of plants nationwide plan to stop burning coal this decade to comply with more stringent federal wastewater...

Indiana environmental chief leaving for federal agency job

Nov. 20, 2021 09:49 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of Indiana’s environmental oversight department for the past five years is leaving that position for a job with the federal government. The governor’s office announced this past week that Bruno Pigott is resigning as commissioner of the...

Ex-Colorado House speaker appointed regional EPA head

Nov. 19, 2021 12:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — President Joe Biden has appointed former Colorado House Speaker KC Becker as regional director of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Colorado Sun reports that Becker's appointment was announced Thursday by the White House. ...

Biden administration acts to restore clean-water safeguards

Nov. 18, 2021 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took action Thursday to restore federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, undoing a Trump-era rule that was considered one of that administration’s hallmark environmental rollbacks. ...