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Articles Tagged with ''EPA''

Controversial draft rule on EPA water regulation stirs opinions

February 13, 2014
A draft proposal of a rule that aims to clarify the definition of U.S. waters has raised concerns that the EPA may not be proposing the most effective measures.
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EPA: Toxic chemicals releases dropped 12% in 2012

February 10, 2014
Overall, 3.63 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the air, water or land in 2012, the report found.
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American Petroleum Institute slams EPA's Tier 3 gasoline standard

October 16, 2013
The American Petroleum Institute has called on the EPA to withdraw its Tier 3 gasoline regulation on the grounds that it would be too expensive for refiners.
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EPA proposes new rule to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction

September 23, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule that would put an end to confusion over which waters are subject to Clean Water Act protection.
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Shell to pay $1.1 million in fines over Clean Air Act violations

September 9, 2013
Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of $1.1 million in fines to settle claims that they violated their Clean Air Act permits while drilling in the Arctic in 2012.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

September 4, 2013
Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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Idaho company to pay $7,500 fine to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations

August 26, 2013
An Idaho sugar company will have to pay a $7,500 fine to settle accusations that it violated the Clean Water Act by dumping industrial stormwater into the Snake River without a permit.
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EPA agrees to update oil refinery emissions standards

August 21, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to change the toxic emissions standards for oil refineries, a set of rules that have not been updated for nearly 20 years.
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EPA awards $260,000 to boost restoration efforts at Onondaga Lake

August 13, 2013
Two organizations have received a combined $260,000 from the EPA to finance activities that will enhance water quality in Onondaga Lake and the Onondaga Lake watershed in central New York.
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EPA changes chemical assessment processes

August 5, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is overhauling its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program in a bid to make the program more transparent and to improve the process of scientific assessments.
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