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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Swimmers beware: water at some U.S. beaches may make you sick

    Swimmers beware: water at some U.S. beaches may make you sick
    (Reuters) - Every summer millions of American families head for beaches, but few stop to think of the possibility that the water they swim in may harbor enough bacteria to cause stomach flu and a host of other illnesses. The Natural Resources Defense...
  • Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule

     Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule
    The Clean Water Act, which has been on the books since 1972,, has slowed the degradation of the nation's lakes, rivers and streams by blocking polluters from using waterways as sewers. Careful oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency has brought...
  • Capping carbon dioxide emissions is crucial [Letter]

    Capping carbon dioxide emissions is crucial [Letter]
    Although recent national news has focused on the latest political events and gun attacks, the Obama administration's new rules forcing reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is far more important ("Carbon rules can work," June 2)....
  • Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

    Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
    Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess. The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
  • New bay restoration pact signed

    New bay restoration pact signed
    Government officials involved in the multistate Chesapeake Bay cleanup pledged Monday to broaden and accelerate the long-running effort, including a vow to address the impacts of climate change on the ailing estuary. Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania,...
  • High levels of bacteria found in water near Annapolis pier

    High levels of bacteria found in water near Annapolis pier
    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has advised against swimming and other water recreation at Lake Ogleton Clubhouse Pier in Annapolis after high levels of bacteria were detected this week. Water samples collected on June 9 and June 11...
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  • Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places

    Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places
    Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say. Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
  • The EPA and climate change

    Benjamin Zycher ignores the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act was upheld during the Bush administration, and the Obama administration's proposal to reduce greenhouse...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Developers file $37 million federal suit over Fort Detrick contamination

    Developers file $37 million federal suit over Fort Detrick contamination
    The would-be developers of a residential neighborhood in Frederick are suing the federal government over alleged groundwater contamination from neighboring Fort Detrick. Waverley View Investors LLC, which owns 92 acres near the long-standing center for...