Freshwater pollution

In this May 16, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Four Democratic senators are asking Pruitt for details about his new legal defense fund. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 22, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a hearing with EPA chief Scott Pruitt on a widespread contaminant in drinking water (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E from a national summit on...
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Missoula City Fire Department firefighters pull a homeless man to safety Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Missoula, Montana, near the island under the Reserve Street Bridge after he was unable to reach his camp on the island. The man apparently bought a rubber raft earlier in evening and tried to ferry the flooding Clark Fork River but was pushed too far down river. The river is expected to reach 100-year flood stage in the next few days. (Kurt Wilson /The Missoulian via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 6:54 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western half of the state. The Clark Fork River in Missoula was expected to crest...
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March 10, 2018 - 5:35 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina city see an area around an airport as the potential source of a contaminant in its drinking water. The News & Record of Greensboro reports city officials are pointing specifically to a place near Piedmont Triad International Airport where...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The EPA announced the changes Thursday, March 1, the latest in series of actions in the last year to roll back regulations opposed by the fossil-fuel industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 01, 2018 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental...
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February 14, 2018 - 10:50 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — State environmental officials say many toxins found in a river in western North Carolina earlier this month exceed state safety standards for health and aquatic life. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the Department of Environmental Quality issued a report Tuesday on a...
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February 09, 2018 - 5:19 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation designed to expand North Carolina's response to a little-studied chemical and other unregulated contaminants in drinking water supplies has cleared the state Senate. Senators approved a measure Friday that directs a review of the state's pollutant discharge...
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February 08, 2018 - 12:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina appeals court considering whether to keep alive a lawsuit seeking to force Duke Energy Corp. to clean up groundwater contaminated by coal ash (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A North Carolina appeals court is deciding whether to keep alive a five-...
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February 08, 2018 - 3:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state appeals court will hear whether it should allow a five-year-old lawsuit trying to force Duke Energy Corp. to clean up groundwater contaminated by its North Carolina coal ash pits. The Charlotte-based electricity utility argues to the Court of Appeals on Thursday that...
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A man rushes around the vehicle carrying Pope Francis after it stopped on the road with a flat tire, on the way to the government palace in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia)
January 19, 2018 - 5:46 pm
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The pope may be infallible, but apparently he's not immune to flat tires. Francis had to change cars en route to Lima from the airport on Friday after the Fiat 500 he was riding in got a flat...
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Flower petals surround an image of Pope Francis that reads in Spanish "Welcome to Peru Pope Francis," placed by Shamans performing a welcome ritual for the pontiff one day before he arrives to Peru, on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
January 17, 2018 - 1:35 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Peru's indigenous leaders have sent a letter to Pope Francis urging him to press for the cleanup of polluted rivers and recognition of ancestral land rights during his visit to the Amazon. Three...
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