Latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

As the election nears, Biden pushes a slew of rules on the environment and other priorities

May. 24, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he tries to secure his legacy, President Joe Biden has unleashed a flurry of election year rules on the environment and other topics, including a landmark regulation that would force coal-fired power plants to capture smokestack emissions or shut down. The...

Federal environmental agency rejects Alabama's coal ash regulation plan

May. 23, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday rejected Alabama’s proposal to take over coal ash regulation, saying the state plan does not do enough to protect people and waterways. The agency said the state's proposal was “significantly less...

Maker of popular weedkiller amplifies fight against cancer-related lawsuits

May. 21, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After failing in several U.S. states this year, global chemical manufacturer Bayer said Tuesday that it plans to amplify efforts to create a legal shield against a proliferation of lawsuits alleging it failed to warn that its popular weedkiller could cause cancer. ...

US says cyberattacks against water supplies are rising, and utilities need to do more to stop them

May. 20, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks against water utilities across the country are becoming more frequent and more severe, the Environmental Protection Agency warned Monday as it issued an enforcement alert urging water systems to take immediate actions to protect the nation's drinking water. ...

EPA warns cyberattacks against water utilities more frequent and severe, urges steps to protect nation's drinking water

May. 20, 2024 14:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — EPA warns cyberattacks against water utilities more frequent and severe, urges steps to protect nation's drinking water.

Watchdog: EPA's lead pipe fix sent about $3 billion to states based on unverified data

May. 16, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency distributed about $3 billion to states last year to replace harmful lead pipes based on unverified data, according to an agency inspector general's memo, likely meaning some states got too much money and others got too little. ...

GOP attorneys general sue Biden administration and California over rules on gas-powered trucks

May. 13, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A large group of Republican attorneys general on Monday took legal action against the Biden administration and California over new emissions limits for trucks. Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers is leading the group of GOP attorneys general who filed a...

Racial bias did not shape Mississippi's water funding decisions for capital city, EPA says

May. 09, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it found “insufficient evidence” that racial discrimination shaped decisions made by two Mississippi agencies about water system funding for the state's majority-Black capital city of Jackson. The EPA's Office...

US's largest public utility ignores warnings in moving forward with new natural gas plant

May. 08, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility is moving ahead with a plan for a new natural gas plant in Tennessee despite warnings that its environmental review of the project doesn't comply with federal law. The Tennessee Valley Authority announced in April that it would replace...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

May. 02, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. May 1, 2024. Editorial: Tri-Cities region lauded for air quality For 25 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors nationwide to compile its annual State of the Air report, and this year it...