Latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

Water contamination in Oregon could prompt EPA to step in

Mar. 23, 2023 15:31 PM EDT

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is urging Oregon to clean up water contamination from nitrates in the eastern part of the state, warning it could step in under the Safe Drinking Water Act in the absence of sufficient local action. It's been three decades...

Judge pauses Biden waterway protections in Texas, Idaho

Mar. 20, 2023 17:29 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A federal judge paused the Biden administration's waterway protections in Texas and Idaho as Republicans across the country challenge the environmental regulations as vague and argue the rules would create economic burdens. The preliminary injunction by...

EPA tells states not to block waste from Ohio derailment

Mar. 17, 2023 17:35 PM EDT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered states to stop blocking contaminated waste from a fiery train derailment in Ohio from being sent to hazardous waste storage sites around the nation. A handful of politicians and states have sought to block shipments from...

EPA 'neighbor' rule cuts downwind pollution by power plants

Mar. 15, 2023 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new “good neighbor” rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency will restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with smog-causing pollution they can’t control. Nearly two dozen states will have to cut...

EPA to limit toxic 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

Mar. 14, 2023 14:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the first federal limits on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water, a long-awaited protection the agency said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses, including cancer. The plan...

Environmental Protection Agency proposes first federal limits on harmful 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

Mar. 14, 2023 10:10 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency proposes first federal limits on harmful 'forever chemicals' in drinking water.

Regulators cut pressure on pipeline after Kansas oil spill

Mar. 10, 2023 17:15 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. government regulators have stopped allowing a large part of the Keystone oil pipeline to operate at higher-than-normal pressures following a massive oil spill in northeastern Kansas in December. The order this week from the U.S. Department of...

House GOP votes to overturn Biden rule on water protections

Mar. 09, 2023 17:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday voted to overturn the Biden administration’s protections for thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, advancing long-held Republican arguments that the regulations are an environmental overreach and burden to business. The...

EPA proposes stricter limits on coal plant water pollution

Mar. 08, 2023 18:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday proposed tighter limits on wastewater pollution from coal-burning power plants that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers across the nation. Under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency...

EPA mandates states report on cyber threats to water systems

Mar. 03, 2023 14:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday said it would require states to report on cybersecurity threats in their audits of public water systems, a day after it released a broader plan to protect critical infrastructure against cyberattacks. The Environmental...