Latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA's 'good neighbor' rule on power plant pollution

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday as the Environmental Protection Agency sought to continue enforcing an anti-air-pollution rule in 11 states while separate legal challenges proceed around the country. The EPA's “good...

Biden administration expands program to help rural towns plagued by sewage problems

Feb. 13, 2024 15:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is expanding a program to help rural communities with serious sewage problems get technical help to plan improvements and apply for funding. Eleven communities in the South and Southwest were chosen in 2022 for a...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Feb. 08, 2024 14:00 PM EST

The Advocate. February 6, 2024. Editorial: La. weaponizing public records against its own citizens In a highly unusual move, the state of Louisiana has filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to enforce a Freedom of Information Act request. ...

Biden sets tighter standards for deadly soot pollution from tailpipes, smokestacks

Feb. 07, 2024 16:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is setting tougher standards for deadly soot pollution, saying that reducing fine particle matter from tailpipes, smokestacks and other industrial sources could prevent thousands of premature deaths a year. Environmental and public health...

Senate approves Biden pick to lead EPA air office as final rules near on power plants, vehicles

Feb. 01, 2024 13:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency's air pollution office just as the agency is set to finalize rules over climate-changing emissions from power plants and cars and trucks. Joe Goffman is a longtime...

White House-hosted arts summit explores how to incorporate arts and humanities into problem-solving

Jan. 30, 2024 15:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency will assign artists to treasured bodies of water in the United States under a new program announced Tuesday at a White House-sponsored conference on exploring ways to use the arts and humanities as another instrument for problem-solving. ...

EPA: Cancer-causing chemicals found in soil at north Louisiana apartment complex

Jan. 25, 2024 15:07 PM EST

BENTON, Lal. (AP) — After cancer-causing chemicals were found in the soil at a north Louisiana apartment complex, the Environmental Protection Agenc y has blocked access to part of the property and will move to abate the situation. The EPA will perform an emergency soil removal...

Auto dealers up campaign urging Biden administration to halt EPA tailpipe emission limits regulation

Jan. 25, 2024 14:26 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States urged President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday to halt the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to enforce stricter vehicle-pollution standards. The missive comes just weeks before the agency’s expected...

Latest EPA assessment shows almost no improvement in river and stream nitrogen pollution

Jan. 21, 2024 09:41 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s rivers and streams remain stubbornly polluted with nutrients that contaminate drinking water and fuel a gigantic dead zone for aquatic life in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a recently released Environmental Protection Agency assessment. It’s a...

St. Croix tap water remains unsafe to drink as US Virgin Islands offer short-term solutions

Jan. 18, 2024 01:47 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — With no date in sight for when it will be safe to drink tap water again on the island of St. Croix, officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands announced Wednesday night that they would distribute water filters and provide free lead and copper testing as they work on...