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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • EPA report criticizes Alaska mine plan

    SEATTLE — The largest open-pit mine in North America, proposed for Alaska's wild and remote Bristol Bay region, would have a devastating effect on the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery and the Alaska Natives and fishermen who depend on it,...
  • EPA accuses oil firm of endangering health of nearby residents

    EPA accuses oil firm of endangering health of nearby residents
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally accused a South Los Angeles oil operation of putting the health and safety of nearby residents at risk by failing to maintain safe operations or take steps to prevent accidental releases of hazardous...
  • MPG forecast: Automakers weigh regulation vs. demand

    MPG forecast: Automakers weigh regulation vs. demand
    DETROIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Changes in the U.S. political climate or consumer tastes may force a revision of federal standards that require automakers to nearly double the overall gas mileage of their cars and trucks by 2025, industry executives said on...
  • Tips for dealing with bedbugs

    Tips for dealing with bedbugs
    If you find yourself confronted with a bedbug problem, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers these tips: 1. Make sure you really have bed bugs, not fleas or ticks or other insects. You can verify your insect on its bedbug webpage. 2. Don&...
  • Telework finds growing foothold at federal agencies

    Telework finds growing foothold at federal agencies
    When Greg Ham first became eligible to work from home under a new program at the Environmental Protection Agency a few years ago, he didn't jump at the chance. "I wanted home to be separate from work," said Ham, 57, who lives in Baltimore but works as...
  • Risk of Pa.'s ammonia storage sites on par with falling balloonists

    Too much of anything, including water, can be a killer. Hold that thought as we consider this week's scary headline from the PublicSource online news organization, which said, "1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous ammonia....
  • Creative bankruptcy: That West Virginia chemical company

    As predictably as night follows day, it was clear that the onslaught of lawsuits over the chemical poisoning of virtually the entire water supply of Charleston, W.Va., would be followed by a bankruptcy filing by the chemical company at the center of the...
  • Stop the foot-dragging on climate change

    The world has very little time — perhaps 15 years — to make serious inroads on climate change, according to a leaked report from a United Nations panel. Current efforts, even among the most committed nations, fall short, and at the current...
  • EPA: $1M in grants for Lake Michigan water quality projects on North Side

    EPA: $1M in grants for Lake Michigan water quality projects on North Side
    Federal officials today announced $1 million in grants to fund two green infrastructure projects on the North Side with the aim of improving water quality in Lake Michigan. Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the two...
  • Dead car battery? Recycler gives new life

    Dead car battery? Recycler gives new life
    Tractor trailers filled with dead car batteries made their way up to Gopher Resource's recycling plant in Eagan, Minn. The 30-plus pound blocks were fed into a giant industrial blender and soon became material for new batteries and ammunition. Eagan-...