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Tyson Poultry Company Facing Significant Fines for Killing 175,000 fish

Tyson Poultry Company Facing Significant Fines

After Tyson’s Alabama facility spilled treated wastewater into the Black Warrior River, thousands of fish died as a result. Now, the river is practically lifeless.

Pennsylvania DEP Cites Sunoco Pipeline, LP for Hazardous Construction Violations

Pennsylvania DEP Cites Sunoco Pipeline LP for Hazardous Construction Violations

Pipeline company is facing $319,461 in penalties for two serious violations of permits on the Mariner East 2 pipeline project.

EPA’s Proposed Methane Rule Could Mean Big Bucks for Companies and Big Problems for the Environment

EPA's Proposed Methane Rule Could Mean Big Bucks for Companies and Big Problems for the Environment

Last week, the EPA under the Trump Administration proposed to adjust the existing methane regulation rules from the Obama Era. The rule could potentially save companies money but gravely impact the climate crisis.

Marine Diesel Engine Process Given Flexibility Via EPA

Marine Diesel Engine Process Given Flexibility Via EPA

The EPA recently proposed a change in the national marine diesel engine program that will allow better flexibility and make compliance with standards more achievable.

Company Fined for Breaking Formaldehyde Rule with Imported Composite Wood Products

Company Fined for Breaking Formaldehyde Rule with Imported Composite Wood Products

New Jersey company is fined for failure to comply with Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2019.

General Iron Called to Install More Pollution Controls

General Iron Called to Install More Pollution Controls

The EPA is requiring Chicago shredding and recycling company to comply with the Clean Air Act. The company needs to reduce air emissions by 98 percent.

Ways You Can Help the Burning Amazon Rainforest

Ways You Can Help the Burning Amazon Rainforest

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) recently shared a couple different ways bystanders can help the Amazon Rainforest that is ablaze. The options include supporting both environmental and indigenous communities.

Hasbro Toy Company Says Goodbye Plastic Packaging

Hasbro Toy Company Says Goodbye Plastic Packaging

Hasbro toy company, based in Rhode Island, announced it will begin eliminating plastic packaging from its products in an effort to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious.



East Alabama District Will Renew Its Water Contract

East Alabama District Will Renew Its Water Contract

Veolia North America will be extending its five-year contract with the communities of Lanett, Huguley, and the East Alabama Water District to continue providing water treatment services.

“We Need Water!” Becoming an Increasingly Common City Cry

“We Need Water!” Becoming an Increasingly Common City Cry

Although recent U.N. reports suggest global water access is improving, scientists and researchers say this is far from the truth.

Report Shows Younger Generations Continue to Recycle Despite Recent Headlines

Report Shows Younger Generations Continue to Recycle Despite Recent Headlines

Although most respondents are unsure recycled materials actually get recycled, younger generations have not lost faith.

Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Work Group Is Making Pest Management Safer and More Sustainable

Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Work Group Is Making Pest Management Safer and More Sustainable

How do we battle agricultural pests without putting our workers at toxic risk? A new California cross-sector group is working toward the answers.

As Energy Efficiency Efforts Suffer the Rebound Effect, Water Seems to Be an Exception

Energy Efficiency Efforts Suffer the Rebound Effect

As increased energy consumption cancels increased energy efficiency efforts, the future of global water sources seem to be taking a different path.

Changing Appeals Process Distances Populations from Polluters

Changing Appeals Process Distances Populations from Polluters

Earlier this year, the EPA announced that it is changing the ways citizens can appeal EPA-issued pollution permits. Now, citizens may not be able to appeal at all.

Is The Newark Water Crisis the New Flint?

Is The Newark Water Crisis the New Flint?

Like the case in Flint, Mich., residents of Newark, NJ, cannot trust their tap water sources for fear of lead poisoning, and the city has been asked to provide—first filters, now bottles of water.

Alaska Mine Owners Settle with EPA

Alaska Mine Owners Settle with EPA

Coeur Alaska will pay just over half a million for three separate violations and a fire for discharge violations that took place at the Kensington gold mine.

EPA Administrator Announces Trash-Free Great Lakes Grant Program

EPA Administrator Announces Trash-Free Great Lakes Grant Program

For the first time, EPA will be requesting competitive applications for GLRI funding for trash-free water project grants in the Great Lakes

Boundary Monitoring: Reduce Disturbance, Improve Environmental Risks

Boundary Monitoring: Reduce Disturbance, Improve Environmental Risks

Monitoring for noise, dust, vibration and harmful emissions makes it possible to manage the impact of the construction site.

Choosing the Right Connectivity Solution for Your Agricultural Technology

Choosing the Right Connectivity Solution for Your Agricultural Technology

Ultimately the right connectivity option depends on the technology and its deployment, but to help make your decision here are my top seven things to consider.

NC DEQ Sets Hearings on Log Fumigation Rule

The division has proposed regulating methyl bromide by establishing an Acceptable Ambient Level because the lack of specific federal or state regulatory measures for the use of methyl bromide, a hazardous air pollutant, creates a potential public health risk.