Latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

Navajo-Gallup water project advances after agency agreement

Apr. 09, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal, tribal and state officials in New Mexico have signed an agreement clarifying the regulatory roles and responsibilities, including drinking water regulations, for a proposed project on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation, New Mexico...

GOP lawmakers slam EPA chief over firing of science advisers

Apr. 07, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Republicans are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency provide records related to a decision by the agency's new leader to remove dozens of scientists and other experts from two key advisory boards. EPA Administrator Michael Regan...

EPA, railroad agree to $140,000 settlement for Wyoming spill

Apr. 07, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. government and a railroad have reached a settlement agreement under which the company will pay $140,000 for spilling fuel and oil in a Wyoming river after a crash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of the settlement...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 07, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 2, 2021. Editorial: The lead in Illinois’ drinking water U.S. senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin are pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen safe drinking water protections in...

Florida dismisses 2nd breach risk at phosphate reservoir

Apr. 06, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Engineers and dam safety specialists evaluating the danger of a catastrophic flood from a leaking Florida wastewater reservoir determined that the threat of a possible second breach was “unsubstantiated,” the Florida Department of Environmental Protection...

Collins, King want to grow greenhouse gas reduction program

Apr. 05, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators have joined a push to expand a multistate effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they are joining other senators on a legislative effort to grow the...

Activists call for probe into air quality official's actions

Apr. 02, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado environmental coalition is demanding that Gov. Jared Polis remove the director of the state Air Pollution Control Division, who is named in a whistleblower complaint alleging the state endangers public health by unlawfully approving permits to pollute the air. ...

New Mexico tribes sue US over federal clean water rule

Apr. 01, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Indigenous communities in New Mexico are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a revised federal rule that lifts protections for many streams, creeks and wetlands across the nation, saying the federal government is violating its trust...

AP Interview: EPA head removes Trump-era science advisers

Mar. 31, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move he said would help restore “scientific integrity,” the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is removing dozens of scientists and other experts from key advisory boards named under President Donald Trump, saying they were overly friendly to...

Report: Radioactive cleanup at Idaho nuclear site working

Mar. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ongoing Superfund cleanup work of radioactive and other contamination at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho has been successful at protecting humans and the environment, U.S. and state officials say. The five-year review by the U.S....