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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

File photo of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US Mayors To Vote On Climate Change Resolution

U.S. mayors gathered in Texas will decide whether to endorse a call for cities to use nature to fight the effects of climate change.

06/23/2014

Carbon dioxide (CO2) which  is a greenhouse gas, is thought by the EPA to contribute to global warming.  (Photo Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

EPA Shifts Greenhouse Gas Permitting To Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas authority over greenhouse gas permitting on Tuesday, ending a long, often bitter battle between the federal agency and the state.

02/04/2014

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EPA Probe Demands More Water Testing In Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was justified in immediately barring residents in North Texas from using water contaminated with explosive methane and cancer-causing benzene, but additional testing and work needs to be done to assess whether a risk still exists, according to an internal investigation released Tuesday.

12/24/2013

File photo of some of the damage left by the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Safety Rules Limited For Small Fertilizer Plants

Small fertilizer plants nationwide fall under the purview of several government agencies, each with a specific concern and none required to coordinate with others on what they have found.

04/20/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

A coal-burning power plant. (credit: Getty Images)

EPA Proposes Approving Texas’ Clean Air Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed approving parts of Texas’ clean air plan, setting aside some of the issues that have long been points of contention.

06/07/2012

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