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New York News
6:25 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Advocates For Expanded Hudson River Clean-Up Renew Call

Ned Sullivan addresses the media at the shores of the Hudson in Green Island, NY. 4-14-15
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Arguing "it's now or never for the Hudson River and communities up and down its shores," activists gathered along the riverbank in Green Island today to urge General Electric to meet responsibilities beyond the current EPA-mandated PCB cleanup.

GE is slated to complete an EPA-ordered cleanup as early as this summer, one environmentalists say will leave behind millions of pounds of health-threatening PCB-contaminated sediments both north and south of the Federal Dam in Troy.

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Hudson Valley News
6:21 am
Fri March 6, 2015

FDR Site Hosts Women And Climate Change Summit

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The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a women’s history event Friday at the FDR site in Dutchess County. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more. 

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Advocates Await Clean Power Plan Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to implement new rules under its Clean Power Plan now that the public comment period ended on Monday. Advocacy groups across New York urged supporters to express the importance of the rules in reducing the impacts of climate change on the state and the nation.

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Hudson Valley News
3:18 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

NY Farm Bureau Tells EPA To Ditch The Rule

The comment period has closed for a proposed rule concerning the federal Clean Water Act. Before the deadline, the New York Farm Bureau barraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a few thousand postcards. Meanwhile, EPA says there are several misconceptions.

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Hudson Valley News
8:25 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Poultry Plant In Orange Sued Over Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

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Federal prosecutors say a slaughterhouse in Orange County that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers.

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Hudson Valley News
9:37 am
Thu October 2, 2014

EPA Proposes Removing Newburgh Site From Superfund List

The Environmental Protection Agency proposes to remove an Orange County site from the Superfund list.

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Hudson Valley News
1:55 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Thruway Authority Approves Clean Water Funds For New NY Bridge

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been approved by a key state board. However, a federal agency is reviewing the plan, and environmental groups are among those in opposition.

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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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