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 England News
8:30 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Vermont Not Covered By Global Warming Rules

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Vermont Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz says the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a third over the next 15 years will  be good for the state.

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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
6:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Environmental Groups Call On Governor To Support Lake Cleanup Plans

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Regional representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and officials from Vermont state agencies outlined proposed plans to control phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain to key House leaders Wednesday.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Attorneys General Urge EPA To Set Greenhouse Gas Regulations

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The Attorneys General from 12 states and the District of Columbia have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency calling on the federal agency to cut climate change pollution from power plants.

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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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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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New England News
2:47 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Pittsfield Complying With EPA Mandate To Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Pittsfield has been mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant, a project that is estimated to cost tens of millions of dollars.

Upon a revision of Pittsfield’s wastewater discharge permit for a plant located on Holmes Road, an EPA mandate from 2008 would require the city to restrict the amount of aluminum and phosphorus released in its treated discharge into the Housatonic River.

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