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EPA lead dust
Sep 1, 2023

EPA proposes tougher rules on lead dust

If finalized, the rule would require more thorough abatement and cleaning at lead-tainted homes and child care facilities.

Wisconsin air quality
Jun 7, 2023

Air quality alerts in Wisconsin due to Canadian wildfires

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday issued a poor air quality alert for New England. Previously, parts of Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota received a similar advisory.

Nov 18, 2022

Milwaukee redevelopment authority gives OK to pursue $2 million EPA brownfields cleanup grant

Milwaukee redevelopment officials got the OK to apply for a $2 million grant to possibly excavate a site in the city’s northwest side. 

Nov 4, 2022

Wisconsin to get $1.4M in EPA air monitoring grants

Wisconsin is one of 37 states that will receive a total of $53.4 million in air monitoring grants from the federal government with a focus on underserved communities disproportionately affected by pollution.

Aug 29, 2022

EPA waives fuel rule in 4 states after Indiana refinery fire

The Environmental Protection Agency temporarily lifted a federal rule for fuel sales in four states in response to a fire last week at an Indiana oil refinery that could affect prices and supply.

May 12, 2021

EPA sets grants to restore ‘brownfields’ at blighted sites

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday more than $66 million in grants will go to 151 places throughout the U.S> to assess and clean up contaminated or abandoned "brownfields'' — industrial and commercial properties that contain a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. An estimated 450,000 brownfields, including abandoned industrial facilities, waste disposal sites a[...]

Jan 28, 2020

Menominee tribe loses appeal over Back Forty mine permit

Despite acknowledging that federal agencies had given the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin a “runaround”, a federal appeals court ruled against the tribe this week in a lawsuit over a permit for the Back Forty mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Oct 31, 2018

Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper

The mothers of two men killed by a toxic paint stripper have taken a first step toward suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take quick action to remove the product from the market.

Feb 12, 2018

Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

President Donald Trump released a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years.

Dec 20, 2017

EPA says Superfund Task Force left behind little paper trail

The Environmental Protection Agency says an internal task force appointed to revamp how the country's most polluted sites are cleaned up generated no record of its deliberations.

Nov 21, 2017

Wisconsin GOP tells committee to end air-pollution rules

Republican lawmakers tried to persuade a legislative committee on Tuesday to approve a bill that would relax Wisconsin's air-pollution regulations, saying the rules burden businesses and the state regulates hundreds of pollutants that the federal government ignores.

Dec 23, 2014

Court: EPA can’t revoke ozone requirements for highway projects

In a victory for environmental groups, a federal appeals court rejected two Environmental Protection Agency regulations that loosened requirements for achieving compliance with more protective ozone standards.


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