Environmental Protection


Udall's Bill Protects Samaritans' Liability under CWA

Several groups in Colorado want to protect their communities and clean up abandoned hardrock mines.

At Work and Home Exposures

Mold, lead-based paint and other exclusions in general liability have tipped the balance for commercial and habitational property owners. What's a property owner to do?

EPA to Target Enforcement on Most Significant Issues

The agency says it will step up efforts in pollution caused by such activities as CAFOs, sewer overflows, and runoff from industrial facilities, construction sites, and urban areas.

Drought Study Finds a New Driver

NOAA's latest analysis says that the Dust Bowl was caused by random changes in the atmosphere, not in ocean temperatures.

Rotman Team Uncovers Side Effects of Green

Experiment found that subjects who bought green products exhibited less altruistic behavior.

Mayors Defeat Trans-Texas Corridor and TxDoT

The Texas Department of Transportation announced that state has officially killed the I-35 Trans Texas Corridor by selecting the "No Build" option under the environmental impact statement study.

Utah Businessman Gets 20 Years for Dumping

Larkin Baggett was convicted of ordering employees to dump industrial wastes into a sanitary sewer drain and aggravated assault.

FHWA Honors Flatiron for Innovative Construction

Company used erection gantry to drive pile and protect Pamlico-Tar River and wetlands.

Energy, Water Top Projects in P3 Contest

EPA showcases projects from Humboldt State University, Pierce College, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of California Riverside in annual People, Prosperity and the Planet competition.

Rain Bird Announces 2009 Award Winners

Naples Botanical Garden wins leadership award; four state/local municipalities and water agencies receive the State of the Union Award.

Port-au-Prince Gets Chlorinators for Water System

Tablet system is designed to be operated locally.

Surfrider Foundation Argues for Public Access in Brief

The case, between beach front property owners and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is expected to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in December.

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31 Areas Do Not Meet PM 2.5 Standards

These communities must develop plans for reducing pollution by 2012 and demonstrate that they are meeting standards by fall of 2014.

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