NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University faculty and students are hoping to help the environment by creating more sustainable construction materials.
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — East Chicago's mayor is urging state officials to advocate for a more protective cleanup of a lead- and arsenic-contaminated former housing complex in the northwestern...
EPA seeks bids to clean up uranium mines in Southwest
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals from small business to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and in northwestern New...
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A new round of testing has found lead levels in the drinking water at seven northwestern Indiana schools that exceed the federal action level for the toxic metal.
Wisconsin withdraws from lawsuit challenging EPA plan
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul has successfully withdrawn Wisconsin from a multistate lawsuit challenging a federal rule regulating certain air pollutants, including...
Plan offered to restore creek through Butte’s center
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A proposal would set aside some money from a Superfund cleanup settlement to build a man-made creek through the center of Butte.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a nearly $1.2 million grant to help Kentucky clean up petroleum contamination from leaking underground storage...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prominent environmental group announced new evidence Thursday that methane emissions in New Mexico are climbing amid a surge in oil and natural gas production in the...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's order requiring Titan Tire Corp. and Dico Inc. to pay almost $11 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Kentucky's plan to meet federal air pollutant and visibility requirements around Mammoth Cave National Park.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River (all times local):
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a petition filed by environmental groups that asked the agency to withdraw the Iowa Department of Natural Resources'...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Researchers at North Carolina State University say they found high levels of toxic chemicals known as PFAS in alligators and striped bass in the Wilmington...
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to excavate soil tainted with lead and arsenic from around more than 160 homes in East Chicago, in a push the agency...
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department with a $99.7 million federal loan to build 14 injection wells designed to stop...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting $2.1 million in grants over three years to help run state environmental programs.
The money from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding throughout the Midwest (all times local):
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is assessing two Superfund sites...
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says he is recusing himself from decisions related to the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department wants to withdraw from a federal lawsuit challenging Obama-era protections for waterways and wetlands across the country.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators including Maine's Republican Sen. Susan Collins is calling on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials to withdraw a proposal that could...
BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan-based Native American tribe has received a federal grant to modernize its environmental data reporting system.
Colorado wastewater plant back up after outage
DENVER (AP) — A plant that treats wastewater draining from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado has resumed operating after being shut down by a winter storm that struck the area this past...
DENVER (AP) — The winter storm that blasted through the West this week knocked out a mine wastewater treatment plant in Colorado, prompting officials to warn Friday against using water from two...
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Colorado blizzard (all times local):
New Mexico officials have told some municipal drinking water systems to stop using water from two rivers...
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Governors of five states oppose President Donald Trump's call for a 90 percent spending cut for a Great Lakes cleanup program.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council is urging the state Department of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject the military's plans to prevent leaks of enormous fuel...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than seven months after residents first noticed a fire at an illegal dumping site in northwest Arkansas, it's still smoldering, sending noxious smoke throughout the...
EPA seeks comments on Kalamazoo-area pollution settlement
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comments on a proposed settlement involving industrial pollution in southwestern Michigan.
US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. environmental regulators on Tuesday announced they are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite...
Gold company says EPA is mishandling Colorado mining cleanup
DENVER (AP) — A gold company said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is mismanaging the Superfund cleanup of nearly 50 old mining sites in southwestern Colorado and should be removed as the...
EPA to review site cleanups at 6 Superfund sites in Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to do comprehensive reviews of site cleanups at six federally designated Superfund sites in Vermont.
EPA detects highest level of carcinogens at Illinois plant
CHICAGO (AP) — Government air monitors recently detected the highest level of a cancer-causing chemical near a suburban Chicago plant since testing began at the site, the U.S. Environmental...
Seafood giant to spend up to $23 million to fix pollution
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says one of the nation's biggest seafood companies has agreed to spend up to $23 million to fix serious air pollution issues with its...
EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week.
Alabama coal firm to pay $775K in air pollution penalties
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One of Alabama's largest coal companies has agreed to pay $775,000 in penalties related to air pollution violations near Birmingham.
Al.com reported Tuesday that the proposed Drummond Company settlement comes nearly eight years after violations were discovered during a facility inspection.
Lawsuit seeks action on Lake Erie algae cleanup
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent the toxic algae blooms that plague Lake Erie's western basin each summer.
The lawsuit says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn't moving fast enough and must hold Ohio accountable for reducing the polluting runoff that feeds the algae.
The Environmental Law & Policy Center's lawsuit filed late Thursday in Toledo claims Ohio's efforts to prevent blooms have had little impact.
New Mexico officials: Holloman Air Force water contaminated
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Holloman Air Force Base violated its state permit for groundwater discharge after toxic chemicals were found in groundwater and has yet to respond to concerns from environmental officials, the New Mexico Environment Department said Wednesday.
In a letter to U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Campo, the department said the contamination discovered in November violates the New Mexico Water Quality Act and other regulations.
EPA continues to study Illinois Sterigenics plant pollution
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal testing shows that a suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments is still producing high levels of cancer-causing gas despite installing new pollution-control equipment, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it doesn't have enough evidence to take action.
Maine, Vermont AGs join push for better asbestos reporting
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Attorneys general from Maine and Vermont are joining 13 colleagues in other jurisdictions to call on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten rules about reporting of the presence of asbestos.
Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey says the coalitions wants EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to start a rulemaking process that results in elimination of exemptions for asbestos in the current chemical data reporting guidelines.
Washington state to regulate federal dams to cool hot water
SEATTLE (AP) — A new draft analysis by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says dams and climate change are the leading cause of high temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers that are killing salmon.
EPA expands public comment period on NW Indiana cleanup
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Federal regulators are expanding the public comment period for a proposed cleanup of the site of a former housing complex in northwestern Indiana.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had cancelled a Jan. 10 hearing on the cleanup of the West Calumet Housing Complex site due to the federal government shutdown.
EPA’s cleanup plan for East Chicago complex raises concerns
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Northwestern Indiana residents have raised concerns that a cleanup plan for a public housing complex doesn't go far enough and could cause future issues for people living near the site.
Tribe appeals rejection of its challenge to mining permit
KESHENA, Wis. (AP) — A native tribe is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of its challenge to a state permit for a zinc and gold mine planned for Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin contends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrongly allowed Michigan to handle permitting for Aquila Resources' Back Forty project. The mine would be located near the Menominee River and the Wisconsin line.
Shutdown scuttles meeting on groundwater contamination
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A public meeting on groundwater contamination in a western Michigan community has been postponed because of the partial federal government shutdown.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality had scheduled the gathering for Jan. 23 at Rockford High School.
Groups seek new investigation into Indiana contamination
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Two groups are seeking a federal investigation about why toxic contamination persisted in an Indianapolis suburb decades after it was first discovered.
Lower limit for arsenic in drinking water recommended
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services has recommended a more protective limit for the amount of arsenic in drinking water provided by public water systems.
The department proposes a new limit of 5 parts per billion. It has been enforcing a limit of 10 parts per billion, which was established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2006. Before that, the limit was 50 parts per billion.
Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over air quality
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit plans to clean up air pollution.
The announcement came just as a new layer of dirty air settled in over Salt Lake City in the latest winter inversion, a phenomenon in Utah's urban corridor caused by weather and geography.