EPA

May 20, 2019 - 9:16 am
Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that burns the high-sulfur coal mined near this small town. For years, when Bokoshe residents were outside, the powdery ash...
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April 17, 2019 - 1:07 pm
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to adopt the agency’s new proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. In a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for...
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March 12, 2019 - 9:12 pm
The Environmental Protection Agency has pledged more than $16 million annually for the continued cleanup of toxic mine waste at the heavily polluted Tar Creek Superfund Site in northeastern Oklahoma. Superfund is a law that gives the EPA funding and authority to clean up contaminated sites. Tar...
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November 01, 2018 - 10:40 am
The City of Wichita has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency to apply for a federal loan through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). If approved, funds from the loan will be used for the construction of a new $524 million water treatment facility located at...
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June 15, 2018 - 5:13 am
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests deep in Trump country, as corn farmers and ethanol producers complain his support for oil and gas is hurting their industries. Midwest corn farmers are showing their unhappiness in rallies, on billboards and at meetings...
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April 04, 2018 - 7:29 pm
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke out about controversial pay raises for his staff members and more in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News' Ed Henry Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
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February 27, 2018 - 6:59 pm
Utilities officials say Topeka drinking water is out of compliance with a federal standard for contaminants. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the drinking water is still considered safe despite having exceeded an Environmental Protection Agency standard for the presence of haloacetic acids...
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December 10, 2017 - 9:05 am
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A new fight is simmering over General Electric's legacy of toxic pollution as the company seeks to close the books on a $1.7 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River. The focus now is whether children are safe playing in parks and backyards that are prone to frequent...
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