Environmental laws and regulations

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, an ODFW biologist is in the process of collaring wolf OR-33, a 2-year-old adult male from the Imnaha pack, in Oregon's Wallowa County. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and five conservation groups are teaming up to offer $15,500 for information about the illegal poaching of federally protected gray wolf OR-33, who was found dead near Klamath Falls on April 23. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, file)
October 25, 2017 - 2:52 pm
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and five conservation groups have teamed up to offer $15,500 for information about the illegal poaching of a federally protected gray wolf that was shot dead in a national forest in southern Oregon. The wolf, known as OR-33, was being...
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CORRECTS DATE TO OCT. 18, 2017 FROM JULY 12, 2017 - In this Oct. 18, 2017, photo, Asbestos Removal Technologies Inc., job superintendent Ryan Laitila, right, sprays amended water as job forman Megan Eberhart holds a light during asbestos abatement in Howell, Mich. Asbestos fibers can become deadly when disturbed in a fire or during remodeling, lodging in the lungs and causing problems including mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material’s dangers have long been recognized. But a 1989 attempt to ban most asbestos products was overturned by a federal court, and it remains in widespread use. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 25, 2017 - 2:25 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of asbestos, flame retardants and other toxins in homes, offices and...
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October 23, 2017 - 5:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Federal and state officials said Monday they have approved a fix for 38,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche sport utility vehicles with diesel engines that were cheating on emissions tests. The approval brings German automaker Volkswagen AG closer to resolving a costly and embarrassing...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage. Monsanto asked a state judge...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, toxic froth from industrial pollution floats on Bellundur Lake on World Environment Day, in Bangalore, India. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
October 20, 2017 - 3:15 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives at the Capitol in Washington. Grassley said Oct. 17 he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FIle)
October 17, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Tuesday he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel. Sen. Chuck Grassley of...
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FILE - In this Oct.1 2017 file photo, people watch a dancing performance on the champs Elysees avenue during the "day without cars", in Paris. In its latest initiative to reduce pollution, Paris City Hall is planning to ban gas-powered cars by 2030. The controversial move follows Mayor Anne Hidalgo's plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Summer Olympics.(AP Photo/Thiabult Camus, FILE)
October 12, 2017 - 9:55 am
PARIS (AP) — In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory. In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030. The controversial move announced Thursday follows Mayor Anne...
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, talks to a reporter after speaking at Whayne Supply in Hazard, Ky, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Pruitt says the Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 09, 2017 - 3:36 pm
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. "The war on coal is over," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared in the coal...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, the coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga. The Trump administration intends to roll back the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)
October 07, 2017 - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. In a plan expected to be made public in coming days, the Environmental...
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October 06, 2017 - 5:59 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are moving to shut conservationists out of guaranteed seats on the state panel responsible for fracking oversight and appointing two additional industry boosters to those spots. Legislators this week voted to remove a requirement that two of the nine...
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