Latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

EPA proposes restrictions in fight over Alaska mine

May. 25, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, the latest in a long-running dispute over efforts by developers to advance the mine in a region known for its salmon...

Brownfield cleanup projects coming to Maine communities

May. 22, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Communities in Maine are going to use more than $24 million in federal money to help clean up contaminated former industrial sites around the state. The money is from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It will pay for assessments and site cleanups in...

EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spending

May. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state's population, officials said Friday. The combined federal and state funding of...

New England schools eligible to apply for green bus funding

May. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — School districts across New England are now eligible to apply for a portion of $500 million toward the purchase of zero-emissions school buses, which benefit the environment and children's health, officials said Friday. “These funds will make a real and lasting...

3 communities get funding to assess potential brownfields

May. 19, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky communities have been awarded federal funding to assess potential brownfield sites, officials said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the communities a combined $1.4 million to inspect industrial and commercial properties that...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers must fix housing crisis in special session Palm Beach County and many parts of Florida have become too expensive to live. It shouldn’t take skyrocketing housing and insurance costs to convince state leaders to get...

Jackson’s sewers dumped 44.7 million gallons of waste

May. 11, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nearly 45 million gallons of untreated wastewater was released over a four-month period into the environment due to sewer failures in Mississippi's capital, according to the latest quarterly report the city submitted to federal regulators. The report, required...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 10, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Hoosiers should welcome new coal rule With the Hoosier state ranked third in the nation in the amount of coal it burns overall and to generate electricity, Hoosiers should welcome a proposed Environmental Protection...

Biden to crack down on polluters in poor, minority areas

May. 05, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following through on a campaign promise, the Biden administration on Thursday announced a wide-ranging enforcement strategy aimed at holding industrial polluters accountable for damage done to poor and minority communities. The strategy includes creation of an...

EPA recommends against reissuing permit for PolyMet mine

May. 03, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal regulators recommended Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers decline to reissue a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine, saying the project could raise levels of mercury and other pollutants downstream from the site in northeastern Minnesota. ...