Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants

Politics 06/19/19, 10:09

The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, ...

Carnival will pay $20m over pollution from its cruise ships

U.S. 06/03/19, 13:25

Carnival Corp. has reached a tentative settlement with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay $20 million in fines for some of its ships continuing to pollute the oceans despite promising years ago to stop.The ...

Report: Pennsylvania must do more to help Chesapeake Bay

U.S. 05/28/19, 09:49

A nonprofit that tracks pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is once again lambasting Pennsylvania for not doing enough to protect the nation's largest estuary.The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report Tuesday that says Pennsylvania's plan to reduce pollution is "woefully ...

Regulators order river cleanup near former Michigan tannery

Enviroment 05/19/19, 09:58

The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a former tannery to dig contaminated sediment and excavate soil from areas in western Michigan after finding high pollution levels where the shoemaker once operated.The EPA sent a letter last month listing several cleanup ...

Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improves

Enviroment 05/17/19, 20:15

Mexico's capital has lifted a pollution alert in effect since Wednesday saying the concentration of tiny particles in the air had fallen significantly.The environmental commission for the metropolitan area of some 20 million residents says conditions are forecast to continue ...

Report: Air quality harmed as Texas oil production booms

U.S. 05/09/19, 00:15

The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group.The Environmental ...

New Jersey gives $10M to anti-pollution work in Barnegat Bay

Enviroment 05/03/19, 12:40

New Jersey will spend $10 million on projects to prevent storm water pollution from entering the ecologically fragile Barnegat Bay, authorities said Friday.The state Department of Environmental Protection announced grants to nonprofit groups, local governments, and state colleges and universities ...

Trust wants hungry bacteria to remove Lansing-area pollution

Enviroment 04/27/19, 10:36

Scientists want to use an unconventional method to remove pollution from former General Motors properties near Lansing where an underground plume of chemicals is creeping toward drinking water wells.The Lansing State Journal reports that the trust that controls the sites ...

Lawmakers weigh push to restrict drilling near sacred sites

U.S. 04/15/19, 13:24

Federal lawmakers ventured thousands of miles to hear from tribal leaders, archaeologists and others Monday as advocates urge Congress to establish greater restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites in the Southwest.A House subcommittee ...

Report: Pollution still drifting into Rocky Mountain Park

Enviroment 04/11/19, 15:34

Harmful nitrogen pollution is still drifting onto fragile, high-elevation ecosystems in Rocky Mountain National Park from Colorado highways, power plants and livestock operations, state and federal agencies said.Nitrogen pollution was 38% higher than the 2017 target level, according to a ...

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