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Big Coal's Dirty Deeds in War with EPA

Big Coal's Dirty Deeds in War with EPA
After playing the victims of an allegedly unfair, and completely fabricated, “war on coal" the coal industry has gone on the offensive, launching their own war on federal regulators and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Chemical Plant Overhaul Planned in Response to Texas Explosion

Chemical Plant Overhaul Planned in Response to Texas Explosion
President Obama plans new rules for chemical plants after federal regulators were unable to prevent a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer facility in April. Via executive order, Obama has tasked federal agencies with the scoping out new ways to increase safety.
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Fili-Bruising: McConnell Says Dems 'Will Live to Regret' Senate Rule Changes

Fili-Bruising: McConnell Says Dems 'Will Live to Regret' Senate Rule Changes
Senators prepared for a potentially rancorous day Tuesday — even by recent standards of partisan unpleasantness — as Democratic leaders threatened to change filibuster rules to stop Republicans from blocking White House nominees for top executive jobs. Several Senate votes were scheduled to test whether Republicans will allow simple-majority confirmations of a handful of long-stalled nominations.
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Charles Babington
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EPA: $384 Billion Infrastructure Upgrade Needed to Keep Drinking Water Safe Through 2030

EPA: $384 Billion Infrastructure Upgrade Needed to Keep Drinking Water Safe Through 2030
"From leaky pipes to sewage overflows, our country's water infrastructure is in dire need of upgrades. Our outdated infrastructure cannot keep pace with changing demand for water and wastewater treatment, growing population and increasingly heavy storms. We need to make infrastructure investments that will best meet the needs of present and future generations."
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Chaz Bolte
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EPA Drops Study on Fracking and Water Contamination as New Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination

EPA Drops Study on Fracking and Water Contamination as New Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination
Last week, the EPA kicked the can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between fracking and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming. This, as a new study by Duke University found that ethane concentrations in water were 23 times higher in homes within a kilometer of a shale gas well.
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EPA Slams State Department's Keystone XL Assessment as 'Insufficient'

EPA Slams State Department's Keystone XL Assessment as 'Insufficient'
The EPA submitted a letter faulting the State Department’s environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline for being “insufficient” and raising “Environmental Objections” to the project.
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For Frack's Sake: 95% of Emissions Omitted from EPA Reporting

For Frack's Sake: 95% of Emissions Omitted from EPA Reporting
It is estimated that 95 percent of emissions are not reported to the EPA from fracking. Seven states are now gearing up to sue the EPA to get that information known and reported.
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Obama EPA Censored Shale Gas Water Contamination Study

Obama EPA Censored Shale Gas Water Contamination Study
The Associated Press has revealed the Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency censored a smoking gun scientific report in March 2012 explicitly linking methane migration to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").
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Latest Sanction Against BP Goes Beyond Gulf Spill

Latest Sanction Against BP Goes Beyond Gulf Spill
BP has been criminally convicted in four previous cases — including a 2005 explosion in Texas that killed 15 workers — and the EPA has been considering broader debarment proceedings against the company since at least 2005. The agency had actually been nearing a decision on a contract ban in January 2010, just a few months before the Deepwater Horizon tragedy unfolded, killing 11 workers and sending more than 200 million gallons of oil into the sea.
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Groups Call On EPA To Close Fracking Disclosure Loopholes

Seventeen public interest groups, including the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to close a loophole in U.S. laws that allows hydraulic fracturing operations to be exempt from disclosing the pollutants they release each year.
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