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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon submitted a reorganization plan to Congress and it was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Lisa P. Jackson. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank. The agency has approximately 17,000 full-time employees.Also see [http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/07s0483.xls U.S. Census Bureau spreadsheet] - Source: Wikipedia
Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol have preached patience for the last five years. Now they're looking for a commitment from farmers to sweeten the deal.
Environmental officials are testing water samples from multiple sites around Delmar, a town that straddles the Delaware-Maryland border, after a chemical contaminant was found in the groundwater.
President Barack Obama will expand the California Coastal National Monument to include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, a White House official said Saturday.
Alpha Natural Resources regularly reported chronic coal mining violations of the federal Clean Water Act to the state Department of Environmental Protection, but the company was not fined until a federal investigation uncovered those offenses.
The Kenai City Council has approved a no-bid purchase of a new water well aimed at staving off possible shortages.
The Obama administration is proposing a record fine for thousands of water pollution violations by coal mine operators in five Appalachian states.
Liberals insist on saving the shiny pigtoe, the Virginia fringed snail and the duskytail darter. No expense should be spared if it means preserving an obscure insect or a curious mussel.
General Electric Co. expects dredging of the upper Hudson River to be complete in 2015.
Two companies have agreed to assess and improve 18 Mississippi wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater collection and transmission systems that were accused of releasing untreated raw sewage and other waste in violation of the Clean Water Act.
An agency-by-agency summary of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015, beginning next Oct. 1.
One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states, according to a proposed settlement Wednesday.
The Dallas Morning News. Feb. 28, 2014.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has trouble following the law.
Here is an agency-by-agency summary of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015, beginning next Oct. 1.
The Obama administration is moving forward with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, arguing the move will eventually save thousands of lives per year.