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Hudson Valley News
1:32 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Government Officials Work Toward a Settlement for a Restoration Plan

Credit ..:::WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas:::..

The Hudson River PCB-cleanup project is about halfway through, and both governmental officials as well as environmental advocates provided an update on the Superfund project Wednesday. What has not yet begun is a project to restore the Hudson River’s natural resources, including fish and wildlife, but planning for the restoration is underway.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Seven States Plan to Sue EPA Over Lack of Methane Regulations

New York’s Attorney General is leading a group of seven states that plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a notice of intent to sue the EPA, claiming the agency violated the Clean Air Act. Environmental Protection Bureau Assistant Attorney General and lead attorney for the case Michael Myers says the lawsuit is an effort to control a potent greenhouse gas.

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WAMC News
6:15 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Farm Organization Criticizes Potential EPA Rules Changes

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changing how they deal with navigable waters across the country under the Clean Water Act.  But the New York Farm Bureau is raising red flags saying the agency is attempting to expand their authority without appropriate public input.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

EPA Chief Sees Ben & Jerry's Pollution Controls

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

The head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency says some of the pollution control practices developed for Vermont's Ben & Jerry's ice cream plants could serve as a model for other businesses.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson visited the company's Waterbury factory today and was given an overview of the company's business practices, a tour of the plant and then samples of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Jackson says one of the reasons she visited Vermont is because it's a state that has sees a green economy as important to its future.

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North Country News
12:15 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Regional Groups Call For Appeal of Court Decision Setting Aside an EPA Air Pollution Rule

Environmental, conservation and health groups in the region are calling for an appeal of a court decision this week that overturned the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
11:03 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Judith Enck

Judith Enck

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck, who held a variety of environmental positions in New York before her appointment to the EPA in 2009.

 

New England News
6:26 am
Mon April 30, 2012

EPA to Hold Hearing on Cleanup of Attleboro Plant

Environmental officials have scheduled a hearing to discuss the next steps for the cleanup of a former chromium plating site in Attleboro.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection are evaluating the site for inclusion on the National Priorities List for cleanup.

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New York News
8:51 am
Thu April 19, 2012

EPA Will Take Another Month for Hudson PCB Review

Federal officials reviewing the massive cleanup of PCBs from the upper Hudson River will take another month before finishing their report. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports…

The federal Environmental Protection Agency was originally scheduled to finish the review by the end of this month. But the agency decided to extend the study through the end of May after calls for a more lengthy review from local congressional representatives and environmentalists.

Two years of Hudson dredging have been completed and crews will be back on the river soon for a third season

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New England News
12:35 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Panel Focuses on How PCBs Affect Wildlife

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation
Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Hosted by the Housatonic River Initiative, a non-profit dedicated towards clearing the Housatonic of PCB's for the past 20 years, panelists made the case for thorough cleanup along the rest of the river. General Electric and the EPA have already dredged the first two miles of the Housatonic from the GE site through Pittsfield. An EPA plan for the so-called "Rest of River," six miles of cleanup from Pittsfield to Woods Pond in Lenox, is still being developed.

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