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Environmentalists cheer new Illinois safeguards on coal ash

Apr. 18, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Environmentalists are cheering rules that Illinois regulators have adopted to govern toxic byproducts from burning coal. The Illinois Pollution Control Board last week approved guidelines for detecting and cleaning up harmful coal ash...

Washington state proposal targets Boeing plant’s pollution

Apr. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing will spend millions of dollars and decades cleaning up pollutants that have seeped into the soil and groundwater beneath one of their plants in Washington state, a state-mandated draft proposal said. TCE, or Trichloroethylene, is one of many...

Alaska files lawsuit against toxic chemical producers

Apr. 09, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of toxic, man-made “forever chemicals” that have been detected in some of the state's groundwater. The lawsuit filed Wednesday names large chemical-making corporations such as 3M,...

Complaint may spur review of meat industry's virus response

Apr. 07, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A union complaint about whether an Oklahoma meatpacking plant is doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus could test the industry's response to the pandemic because Seaboard Foods says it is following recommendations from the government and trade groups. ...

Judge denies restraining order against chemical company

Apr. 07, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a West Virginia landholding firm’s request for a restraining order that would require chemical giant Union Carbide to stop all discharges from a landfill in South Charleston. The Courtland Company found...

Russia and West spar over vote to punish Syria over weapons

Apr. 06, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia sparred with the United States and its allies Tuesday over a vote later this month that could strip Syria of voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog, with Moscow accusing the West of trying to “demonize Damascus” and the U.S. demanding a...

Evacuation order lifted at Florida leaky phosphate reservoir

Apr. 06, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mandatory evacuation order near a leaking Florida wastewater reservoir that affected more than 300 homes and additional businesses was lifted Tuesday as officials said the situation was under control. With the deployment of more than two...

Farmers file antitrust lawsuit against big ag companies

Apr. 05, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of farmers has filed an antitrust case against several big agricultural companies, contending the companies worked together to ban e-commerce sales in order to keep prices artificially high. The farmers are seeking class-action status and...

Leak at wastewater pond prompts evacuations in Florida

Apr. 03, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond of wastewater threatened to flood roads and burst a system that stores polluted waters. Officials in Florida ordered more than 300 homes to be...

Woman-operated Wisconsin tanning company is all natural

Apr. 03, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

PAOLI, Wis. (AP) — A stiff piece of cowhide and a mangled beaver pelt tacked to the wall serve as reminders of the beginnings. A pile of soft, plush sheep skins are the proof of progress for these Soil Sisters, their biceps well-toned, their business plan unique. ...