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Boil-water alert issued for Mississippi's capital city

Jun. 25, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents and businesses in Mississippi's capital are under a citywide boil-water notice until further notice. The alert was issued Friday because of water pressure issues at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant, city officials said in a news release. It affects all...

Regulators deny suspension of costlier fuel requirement

Jun. 21, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has run into a roadblock in trying to deliver relief for Louisville-area motorists forced to pay more at the pump for reformulated gas. Federal regulators denied his request for a waiver to temporarily remove the requirement that costlier but...

Kansas oil refinery to pay $1.6 million for clean air errors

Jun. 21, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — An oil refinery in El Dorado will pay a $1.6 million penalty for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, which resulted in a fire that killed an employee in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining oil...

Supreme Court rejects Bayer's bid to stop Roundup lawsuits

Jun. 21, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The justices on Tuesday left in place a $25 million judgment in favor of Edwin Hardeman, a California man who says he developed...

Court rejects Trump-era EPA finding that weed killer safe

Jun. 17, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the...

Several thousands of gallons of oily material in Flint River

Jun. 15, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Several thousands of gallons of an oil-based, dark black material with a petroleum smell spilled into the Flint River in Flint, authorities said Wednesday. The spilled appeared to be 5 miles (8 kilometers) miles long, Jill Greenberg, a spokeswoman for Michigan's...

EPA: 'Forever chemicals' pose risk even at very low levels

Jun. 15, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected. The two compounds,...

Company tests high-altitude airship over New Mexico desert

Jun. 14, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A technology company that wants to bring broadband to more remote areas and monitor methane and other emissions from the oil and gas industry launched one of its airships from the New Mexico desert on Tuesday as part of a key test on the way to commercial operations. ...

EPA gives Nevada firm OK to turn trash to synthetic fuel oil

Jun. 12, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

A northern Nevada industrial plant can begin turning tons of garbage into a synthetic oil that can be refined into fuel for airplanes, following a recent Environmental Protection Agency rule change. After five years, the EPA on June 3 finalized the rule sought by Fulcrum...

EPA to give $60M to 12 states to help curb water pollution

Jun. 10, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will distribute $60 million among 12 states that have waterways that flow into the Mississippi River to help them control farm runoff and other pollution that contribute to a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The...