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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. Six former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs are calling for an agency reset after President Donald Trump’s regulation-chopping, industry-minded first term. The group is presenting a detailed action plan drafted by former EPA staffers for whoever wins the Nov. 3 presidential election.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election

Aug. 12, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

Six former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs called Wednesday for a “reset” at the agency after President Donald Trump’s regulation-chopping, industry-minded first term, backing a detailed plan by former EPA staffers that ranges from renouncing political influence in regulation to...

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, shows the Woodland Reservoir in Syracuse, N.Y. New York state's Public Health and Health Planning Council adopted standards on Thursday, July 30, 2020, that set a maximum level for how much of the hard-to-remove industrial pollutant, 1,4-Dioxane, can be in drinking water. The chemical is often found in baby products, shampoos, body washes and lotions. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Groups hope NY rules get pollutants out of drinking water

Jul. 30, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Clean water activists hope that water suppliers will remove an industrial pollutant under new water standards adopted Thursday in New York. The state's Public Health and Health Planning Council adopted standards that set a maximum level for how much of the hard-to-remove chemical...

DNR monitoring contaminated water spill in Marinette

Jul. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin environmental officials said Monday that they're monitoring cleanup of what they're calling an accidental release of contaminated river and groundwater at a Marinette plant that manufactures fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems. Department of Natural Resources...

Alabama city's elections hit by fight over chemical lawsuits

Jul. 26, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Contamination from a chemical plant in north Alabama is tainting something else — elections in the city of Decatur. Three City Council members seeking reelection tell The Decatur Daily that Mayor Tab Bowling and a lawyer are trying to influence August elections by recruiting and...

Trump administration agreement gives more help to US uranium

Jul. 23, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies agreed Thursday to keep state regulators primarily in charge of regulating groundwater pollution from uranium mining in the latest move by President Donald Trump's administration to prop up the ailing industry. The agreement signed in Wyoming, the top...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden leaves after speaking at a campaign event at the Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Training Center, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Dems push universal health care, police overhaul in platform

Jul. 21, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

Democratic officials are moving toward a 2020 platform that promises universal access to health care, an overhaul to the U.S. criminal justice system and sharp reductions in carbon pollution driving the climate crisis, but it stops short of many goals pursued by the party's left flank. An 80-page draft platform...

New Mexico looks for 'sweet spot' in crafting methane rules

Jul. 21, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico stands to have some of the most expansive rules for addressing methane and other emissions from the oil and gas industry after many meetings with industry experts and environmentalists, state officials said Tuesday. Policymakers with New Mexico's energy and environment...

EPA to temporarily close Colorado mine bulkhead for study

Jul. 8, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to temporarily seal a bulkhead at one of the most polluted mines in a Colorado region as part of a study of the region's water. The EPA plans to close a bulkhead valve at the Red & Bonita Mine, The Durango Herald reported Tuesday....

In this handout frame taken from video released Sunday June 28, 2020, by Novaya Gazeta, showing what the report is water from a Norilsk Nickel enrichment plant gushing out of a pipe and into a river which also runs into the lake near Norilsk, 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Russia's main criminal investigation body has launched a probe after a report that a nickel-processing plant was pumping water contaminated with heavy metals into the Arctic tundra.  (Elena Kostyuchenko, Novaya Gazeta via AP)

Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

Jun. 28, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian metallurgical company said Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees. The statement from Nornickel is the second time in a month the company has been connected to pollution in the ecologically delicate...

Georgia county hires group to test water wells for coal ash

Jun. 22, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

JULIETTE, Ga. (AP) — A county in Georgia has announced it’s hiring an independent firm to investigate possible coal ash contamination of residential water wells. An environmental consulting group will test wells of residents near Georgia Power Co.’s Plant Scherer in Juliette due to ongoing...