Environmental Protection Agency

Capital Region News
12:27 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

EPA/Amtrak Train Emissions Public Meeting Tonight

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Tonight, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck will host a public meeting to discuss Amtrak train emissions at the Rensselaer Rail Yard. The gathering is in response to residents' concerns about diesel smoke at the yard's Amtrak maintenance facility.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

US EPA Uses Vermont Flood Planning To Help Others

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a checklist to help communities prepare for floods based on the experiences of communities in Vermont's Mad River Valley.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Farmers Fight EPA Over Proposed Water Rule

A federally proposed water rule has New York farmers and others around the nation up in arms. They see it as an attempt to regulate virtually all water, and warn if implemented, the measure will raise the phrase "red tape" to a whole new level.

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New York News
11:15 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Hudson River PCB Dredging To Resume This Week

Workers use excavators with environmental clamshell buckets mounted on flat, anchored platforms to dredge the river. The PCB-contaminated sediment is emptied onto 35-foot-wide, 195-foot-long floating barges.
Credit EPA

Dredging of the upper-Hudson River will resume Wednesday.

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

Conservation Group Intends To Sue Over Oil Spill Response Plans

Credit Allison Dunne

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
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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

Credit National Parks Service

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

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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

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