Environmental Protection

Environmental Health and Safety


EPA Fines School Bus Company $33K for Excessive Idling

Idling buses burn about one-half gallon of diesel per hour, pose health hazard to kids & drivers and spew greenhouse gas unnecessarily

Gray China

According to the World Health Organization, chronic exposure to high concentrations of these particles increases the risks for cardiovascular and repository diseases, as well as lung cancer.

Last Year, Fracking in the US Created a Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste Water

Research shows damage to air quality and possible radiation risks also occur.

Recovering Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings for Reuse

Why drilling mud is an essential component of the drilling process.

Soil Remediation Photo

Soil Remediation and the Environment

What causes soil pollution, concerns associated with it, and what can be done to regulate it.

Biofuel from an Unlikely Source

Biofuel from an Unlikely Source

In a word, the key to future biofuel development stinks.

XPRIZE and NRDC Team Up to Tackle Ocean Acidification

The two organizations sponsor a $2 million competition aimed at saving our oceans.

Lake Okeechobee in Florida Puts Pressure on Local Residents

To prevent a spillover and possible flooding, Florida takes extreme measures.



King County, Wash. Passes Rx Drug Take-Back Law

Puts lid on flushed and trashed prescription meds that poison the environment

The International Ultraviolet Association Honors the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The department receives an award for UV Engineering Project of the Year.

Pennsylvania Proposes New Oil and Gas Regulations

The Environmental Quality Board approves a plan that will make regulations on oil and gas activity stronger.

Tom Baker Named New President of Recycling Council of Texas

The Texas-based organization that advises and informs the metals recycling industry elects new leadership.

EPA Wants To Allow Continued Wastewater Dumping In Wyoming

EPA has proposed permits that would allow oil companies to continue releasing contaminated wastewater onto the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming.

CenterPoint Energy uses its EMS to prepare air emissions inventory reports for the eight states where its facilities are located.

CenterPoint Energy Wins IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award

An enterprise-level Environmental Management System significantly enhanced its ability to maintain compliance with government regulations, as well as voluntary sustainability reporting initiatives.

Cleaning Up Coal Plants in Texas

In a draft EPA ruling, coal-fired power plants in Texas would be required to use specific methods that could help the plants significantly reduce toxic water pollution.

Gulf Gas Well Ignited Tuesday Evening, BSEE Confirms

All 44 workers were safely evacuated from Well A-3 after they lost control of it Tuesday morning, and it began leaking natural gas. The gas ignited at 10:50 p.m.

Conservatives' Approach to Energy and Environmental Stewardship Recognized in New Papers

The Conservation Leadership Council has released six academic papers that offer important conservative perspectives on a wide range of environmental and energy challenges.

Farmworker Study Ties Drug-Resistant Staph to Animal Antibiotics

Authors of a paper published online by the open-access journal PLOS ONE reported livestock-associated MRSA and multidrug-resistant staph were present only among workers exposed to industrial livestock operations.

Road Conditions Show Improvement and Higher Level of Efficiency Across the Nation

According to a new highway report, roads across the U.S are smoother and less congested this year, along with fewer deficient bridges.

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