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A report released on Thursday showed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions during the 2008 budget year resulted in a record $11.8 billion in pollution controls and projects to clean up the environment.
By Karen Lee Ziner But the co-owner of one of the firms, Bilray Demolition in Johnston, says he plans to fight the fine in court.
The D.C. Circuit has struck down a Bush administration rule barring states and local governments from requiring increased air pollution monitoring. The 2-1 ruling invalidated a two-year-old rule.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the fifteenth settlement secured by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency to control harmful air pollution from coal-fired power plants, the owner and operator of a plant in St.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court unanimously struck down a signature component of President Bush's clean-air policies Friday, dealing a blow to environmental groups and likely delaying further action until the next administration.
A U.S. federal appeals court Friday struck down a key portion of President George Bush's signature Clear Skies legislation, saying the rule was flawed. The Clean Air Interstate Rule of the Environmental Protection Agency was designed to reduce air pollution that moves across state lines.
By Duncan Mansfield KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Critics fear that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a rule in the waning days of the Bush administration that will make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks.
By Duncan Mansfield Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Critics fear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a rule in the waning days of the Bush administration that will make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks.
The White House is reviewing an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal that the agency says will streamline the way the it oversees smokestack pollution from power generators, oil refineries and other industrial plants.
By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a big wi