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Groups Challenge EPA Decision On Navajo Coal Plant

October 8, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Conservation groups say a federal rule to cut haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions at a northern Arizona coal plant is too lenient.                                         

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with federal partners, announces the results of a multi-year project called Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation (BOTE) that tested and evaluated decontamination techniques for a biological inci

Judge Dismisses Nebraska Lawsuit Against EPA

October 7, 2014 5:24 pm | by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge dismissed Nebraska's lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency over greenhouse gas standards for new power plants, saying the lawsuit "jumped the gun."                             

Chemical Depot Cleanup Down To The Final Paperwork

October 7, 2014 5:22 pm | by ANNETTE CARY, Tri-City Herald | News | Comments

All that's left of the contaminated plant that destroyed some of the nation's deadliest nerve and chemical agents is some paperwork.                                        

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Gas Driller Fined $4.5M For Waste Pit Leak

October 7, 2014 5:17 pm | by MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5 million fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.                                     

Chesapeake Cleanup Would Bring $22B Boon

October 7, 2014 10:37 am | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chesapeake Bay region would reap an additional $22.5 billion a year from improved hurricane protection, crab and fish production and climate stability if the Obama administration's contested plan to clean up the watershed proceeds, an environmental group says.                       

Coal Union To Rally Outside EPA Headquarters

October 7, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Mine Workers of America is organizing a rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.                                                   

Vegas Poised To Receive EPA Clean-Air Designation

October 6, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A 21-year push to limit dust pollution in and around Las Vegas has the federal Environmental Protection Agency poised to give the region a clean bill of health.                         

Chemical Spill Boosts Neighboring Town's Revenue

October 6, 2014 10:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Albans got a tax revenue boost from the January chemical spill as thousands of people came to the city to buy groceries and eat in restaurants.                                        

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Sioux Falls Landfill Opposes Proposed Methane Rule

October 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A South Dakota landfill that was considered ahead of the curve five years ago when it installed a system to capture gas given off by decomposing trash and turn it into energy now opposes proposed federal regulations that would require large landfills to control methane gas emissions.

$627M In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects Approved

October 6, 2014 10:12 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.

Wastewater Spills Into Iowa River

October 3, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say 150,000 gallons of wastewater entered the Cedar River after a power failure at a treatment plant in Cedar Falls.                                    

Packaged Scrubber System

October 3, 2014 10:01 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

Bionomic Industries, Inc. has announced their expanded line of ScrubPac™ VentClean Systems, specifically designed to scrub storage tank and railcar vent emissions.

Baker Hughes Disclosing Fracking Chemicals

October 2, 2014 10:24 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The drilling services company Baker Hughes implemented a policy of disclosing all of the chemicals used in its fracking operations.                                  

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GE To Study Hudson Shore For PCBs

October 2, 2014 10:15 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric has agreed to do a comprehensive study of PCB contamination of the upper Hudson River shoreline along the 40-mile stretch of river north of Albany where it has been dredging contaminated sediments under a Superfund cleanup project since 2009.

Edmonton Plant Aims To Transform Sewage

October 1, 2014 11:00 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Two companies are working on a project to transform sewage into commercial fertilizer and help protect the environmental health of the North Saskatchewan River. Edmonton-based Epcor will ...          

A Look At CA's Landmark Plastic Bag Ban

October 1, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is ...

Dominion Natural Gas Exports Plan Gets Federal OK

September 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project, as approved with conditions, would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment.                      

California Governor Expected To OK Plastic Bag Ban

September 30, 2014 10:45 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

The legislation will prohibit large grocery stores from carrying single-use bags starting in July 2015, expanding to smaller stores the year after.                             

A couple of weeks ago one of Chevron's fracking well pads exploded and caused a deadly fire in a small town in Pennsylvania. Since, the apology letters and coupons for free pizza have met with a great deal of internet scorn. Is there a "right" way to apol

Turning Waste Into Energy: From Manure To Smoke

September 25, 2014 2:52 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Earlier this year, MagneGas Corporation, a technology company that counts among its inventions a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, unveiled its mobile liquid biomass solution. Chem.Info sat down with CEO Ermanno Santilli to talk about how "shooting lightning into a liquid" can turn manure, waste oil and even coal smoke into energy.

North Dakota Calls For More Environmental Protections

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.                           

Businesses Won't Have To Return BP Spill Payments

September 24, 2014 4:08 pm | by JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

BP wants its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must keep its promises to the companies it compensated for losses they blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil spill.                                            

Treated Fracking Water Produces Potentially Harmful Compounds

September 24, 2014 3:26 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy.                                 

Solar Energy Could Revolutionize Oil Sands Tailings Reclamation

September 24, 2014 3:17 pm | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

Cleaning up oil sands tailings has just gotten a lot greener thanks to a novel technique developed by University of Alberta civil engineering professors that uses solar energy to accelerate tailings pond reclamation efforts by industry.

New Solutions Needed To Recycle Fracking Water

September 24, 2014 2:51 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists have performed a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it.                

BP plans to create a separate, more competitive business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets, including its shale operations, in the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

Judge Hears Oil Spill Cleanup Workers' Claims

September 24, 2014 10:33 am | by JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal judge for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cases was set to hear arguments Wednesday about whether BP PLC should get back hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses that got settlement payments between August 2012 and October 2013.

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