The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new requirements for cleansing ballast water dumped from ships, which scientists believe has provided a pathway to U.S. waters for invasive species that damage ecosystems and cost the economy billions of dollars.
More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, according to a new nationwide survey released Tuesday.
In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration will impose a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of pollution.
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a tough new clean air requirement limiting sulfur dioxide emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is creating a board to help federal agencies carry out two Great Lakes protection programs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will award $20 million in grants this year for projects to help the Great Lakes.
Two companies have agreed to pay a $280,000 civil penalty and spend $500,000 on an environmental project to resolve alleged air violations at a Wisconsin plant.
The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignoring protests from industry and Republicans who have said the regulation will raise electricity prices and kill off coal, the dominant U.S. energy source.
The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000 a day.
Published: March 15, 2012
Tags: Clean Water Fund, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Joe Sanfelippo, John Bennett, John Weishan, Milwaukee County Parks, Nancy Long, Ryan Creek, Ryan Creek interceptor, sewer
As the Environmental Protection Agency reviews a Franklin sewer project, a Milwaukee County supervisor is pushing for a full audit of the $27.56 million Clean Water Fund loan used to finance the work.