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  • After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

    September 7, 2014 3:06 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in Toledo are becoming a big headache for those who keep drinking water safe even far beyond the Great Lakes. But with no federal standards on safe levels for... more »
  • EPA: La. must tighten Nucor air pollution permit

    March 22, 2014 3:33 PM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to tighten the air pollution permit granted to Nucor Corp.'s St. James Parish plant. NOLA.com ' T he Times-Picayune reports that the EPA concludes the new pig iron and direct reduced iron manufacturing... more »
  • Hazardous Facilities In Acadiana: EPA Compliance Issues Play Video

    November 6, 2013 1:14 AM

    Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, but it also served as wake up call for some in Acadiana. "Afterwards, we'll watch events like that for things we can learn and do better," said Prescott Marshall, the director of Emergency Management... more »
  • EPA finds Hyundai, Kia overstated gas mileage

    November 2, 2012 8:11 AM

    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on most of their models from the past three years. The agency found the problems during an audit. It's making the companies retrofit window stickers to show lower mileage numbers. Both companies say they're... more »
  • Upgrades Could Cost LUS Millions, Raise Electric Prices

    August 9, 2011 10:53 PM

    Lafayette Utilities Systems will soon be shelling out millions of dollars to upgrade its power plants, and that will likely mean customers will be paying more. This time of year electric bills seem high enough, but a few summers from now, the cost to keep you cool could be... more »
  • EPA, Interior announce urban waters initiative

    June 24, 2011 10:06 AM

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore is one of seven pilot cities nationwide participating in the rollout of a new federal urban waters initiative. Eleven federal agencies led by the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of the Interior and Agriculture are spearheading the effort. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Interior Secretary... more »
  • Cleanup Begins on Crowley Oil Spill

    May 30, 2011 8:26 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are cleaning up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil started spilling Saturday from a storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue. Oil has already made its way through drainage canals and into Bayou Blanc. Contractors were hired... more »
  • U.S. EPA Protects Public Health with Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

    March 16, 2011 3:44 PM

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protected public health today by issuing a new standard to cut mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants. The EPA estimates that each year the standard, commonly referred to as the "Mercury and Air Toxics Rule," will reduce mercury from power plants by... more »
  • EPA names director for Oil Spill Restoration Panel

    October 26, 2010 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Florida native and consultant on environmental and land issues has been given the job of executive director for a panel set up to handle ecosystem restoration from the BP oil spill. John Hankinson Jr. will handle the daily affairs of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration... more »
  • EPA wants to know chemicals used in gas drilling

    September 9, 2010 9:25 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency asked nine natural gas companies Thursday to voluntarily disclose the chemical components used in a drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing. The agency said the information is important to its study of the controversial drilling practice, also known as "fracking." Crews inject vast quantities... more »
  • TOXIC VAPORS IN OIL CLEANUP AREAS AT 20-72 TIMES HIGHER THAN EPA RECCOMENDED LEVELS

    July 22, 2010 11:34 AM

    Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery Attorney Stuart Smith, representing commercial fishermen, environmental groups, public entities and businesses throughout the Gulf Coast states impacted by the DEEPWATER HORIZON catastrophe issued the following statement with toxicologist Dr. William Sawyer: "The EPA is showing toluene and benzene levels appearing 20 to 30 times... more »
  • EPA: Moderate Health Concerns with Gulf Air

    July 9, 2010 7:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says the air in some places along the Louisiana coast poses a health risk to vulnerable people. The EPA says recent air sampling shows a moderate health risk in Venice and Grand Isle, two Louisiana towns about 50 miles from the Deepwater... more »
  • EPA First Round Of Testing On Dispersant

    June 30, 2010 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - EPA officials say their first round of testing on chemicals used to break apart the oil in the Gulf of Mexico shows all the available dispersants are generally equally toxic. Paul Anastas, EPA's assistant administrator for research and development, said Wednesday that the testing also showed the... more »
  • EPA Establishes Web Site on BP Oil Spill

    April 30, 2010 5:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - As part of the ongoing federal response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA today established a website to inform the public about the spill's impact on the environment and the health of nearby residents. The website - http://www.epa.gov/bpspill will contain data from EPA's... more »
  • DNR Secretary urges EPA To Revoke Greenhouse Gas Ruling

    December 28, 2009 11:32 AM

    Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Scott Angelle is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its actions in taking steps toward a rule-making process that could create new restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions. In a letter to the EPA, Angelle calls on the EPA... more »

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