Wyoming rancher facing $20M in
EPA fines claims victory, keeps cash, stock pond
– 9 May 2016, A Wyoming rancher settled his EPA
lawsuit in a deal that allows him to keep his watering
hole and his money.
Feds Say River They Polluted Is Safe, But Won't Test Drinking Water – 15 April 2016, EPA pollutes Animas River with 880,000 pounds of dangerous metals says water is safe to drink, but will not test it?
Report: EPA 'Running a $160 Million PR Machine' – 12 October 2015, Open the Books finds wasteful spending in the agency.
EPA: Pollution from mine spill much worse than feared – 10 August 2015, EPA released 3 million gallons of contaminated water laced with cadmium, arsenic, copper, lead and zinc.
Animas River: EPA's Colorado mine disaster plume flows west toward Grand Canyon – 8 August 2015, For years EPA threaten prosecution for well-intentioned efforts that resulted in environmental damage, cause just such a mishap.
EPA pollutes Colorado river during mine cleanup – 7 August 2015, EPA inadvertently pollute Colorado's Animas River with 1 million gallons of toxic orange wastewater while trying to clean up an abandoned King Gold Mine.
Even Obama' EPA Now Admits Fracking Hasn't Harmed Water Supplies – 5 June 2015, The EPA has grown especially politicized under the Obama administration, so it's a good bet that if it had found a clear-cut instance where fracking had devastated a city's water, it wouldn't be shy about saying so.
The EPA Fracking Miracle – 4 June 2015, So even the Environmental Protection Agency now concedes that fracking is safe, which won't surprise anyone familiar with the reality of unconventional oil and natural gas drilling in the U.S. But if no less than the EPA is saying this, then the political opposition doesn't have much of a case left.
EPA Chief Resigns: Declared Carbon Dioxide A Pollutant – 27 December 2012, EPA Administrator who signed endangerment finding on CO2 resigns.
'Little guy' wins high court fight over property rights – 21 March 2012, The justices unanimously ruled Chantell and Mike Sackett can appeal a compliance order that said wetlands on their residential lot were improperly filled with rocks and dirt. A building permit was then revoked.
Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act – 9 December 2009, The EPA Administrator signed two distinct findings regarding greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act: Endangerment Finding: The Administrator finds that the current and projected concentrations of the six key well-mixed greenhouse gases? carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) ? in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations. Cause or Contribute Finding: The Administrator finds that the combined emissions of these well-mixed greenhouse gases from new motor vehicles and new motor vehicle engines contribute to the greenhouse gas pollution which threatens public health and welfare.
How Carbon Dioxide Became a 'Pollutant' – 18 April 2009, The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to classify rising carbon-dioxide emissions as a hazard to human health is the latest twist in a debate that has raged for decades among politicians, scientists and industry: whether a natural component of the earth's atmosphere should be considered a pollutant.
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