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D.C. Circuit upholds EPA’s retroactive veto of mining permit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had the legal authority to retroactively veto a water pollution permit for one of West Virginia’s largest mountaintop removal coal mines years after it was issued, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. ...

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EPA blamed for delays in asbestos study in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. — Internal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure. The ...

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EPA taking aim at auto emissions, sulfur in gas

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed new regulations Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, claiming the new standards would provide $7 in health benefits from cleaner air for each dollar spent to implement them. The costs likely would ...

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Report: Bay stormwater pollution costs can be cut

RICHMOND, Va. — A new report says there are cost-effective ways for local governments to reduce stormwater pollution going into the Chesapeake Bay. The report says local governments could possibly reduce their costs by 50 percent to 85 percent by ...

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High court rules in logging-road runoff, Medicaid cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with timber interests in a dispute over the regulation of runoff from logging roads in western forests. In a 7-1 vote, the court reversed a federal appeals court ruling which held that ...

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Wal-Mart’s Burwell nominated as budget chief

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has tapped Wal-Mart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington’s heated partisan budget battles and is filling vacancies at the Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency, an ...

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EPA issues Shell air pollution violation notices

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two Royal Dutch Shell PLC ships operating in the Arctic emitted excessive amounts of air pollution during drilling operations last summer off Alaska’s northern coastline, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The federal agency announced Thursday that ...

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