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Hudson Valley News
1:45 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Conservation Group Intends To Sue Over Oil Spill Response Plans

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A national conservation organization has put the U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency on notice that it will follow through with a lawsuit if oil spill response plans along the Hudson River are not updated.

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North Country News
10:15 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

VT Lawmakers Ponder Lake Champlain Cleanup Details

Lake Champlain
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Vermont lawmakers are considering tax increases for rooms, meals, liquor, wine and rental vehicles as part of a funding package that would be used to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Climate Case At Supreme Court Looks At EPA's Power

The U.S. Supreme Court appears divided over an Obama administration program aimed at limiting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

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New York News
6:45 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Governors File Clean Air Petition

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Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday seeking to force nine other states to reduce their air pollution.

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Hudson Valley News
6:43 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

EPA Delivers Update On Hudson River PCB Cleanup Project

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The Hudson River PCB cleanup project is nearly 75 percent complete as the fourth season of dredging comes to a close. An Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator delivered a progress report while an environmental group is calling on General Electric to clean up additional PCBs. 

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck says the 2013 dredging season comes to a close in a few days, putting the entire project about a year ahead of schedule.

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North Country News
3:45 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

VT Reaping Benefit of National Clean Air Policies

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The state of Vermont is reaping the benefit of national clean air policies.

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3:32 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck On Power Plant Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency says global warming is one of the most significant public health threats of our time. That's according to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy is defending a plan to curb carbon pollution in a speech this morning. She says global warming is not just about melting glaciers. The proposal is the first significant step in President Barack Obama's climate plan, but the plan only deals with future power plants. Judith Enck is the EPA Regional Administrator.

New England News
5:32 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Vote Could Raise Water and Sewer Rates for Residents

Mayor Dan Bianchi's proposal would raise water and sewer rates 2.5 percent starting retroactively on July 1, 2013.
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Residents in Pittsfield could soon be paying higher water and sewer rates. The city council will vote Tuesday whether to approve Mayor Dan Bianchi’s proposal to raise water and sewer rates for the third straight year. Residents would see an annual fee increase of nearly 7-and-a-half dollars if the 2.5-percent hike is approved at the city council meeting. City Councilor and Chair of the Public Works Subcommittee Chris Connell says the increase is in line with ones over the past two years so residents don’t feel a big financial crunch during one year.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Wed August 7, 2013

EPA, U.S. Attorney Sue Westchester Over Drinking Water

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A U.S attorney and the Environmental Protection Agency are suing Westchester County.

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North Country News
1:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Calls Grow for EPA to Implement Tailpipe Emissions Rules

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The call is becoming stronger for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a proposed rule to tighten emissions from motor vehicles.

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