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Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration’s only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking ...

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Proposed rule change irks farmers, legislators

Several federal and local officials are trying to steer the Environmental Protection Agency away from expanding a definition of navigable waters. The agency, backed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has proposed a rule change that would subject almost ...

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EPA wants to remove site from Superfund list

PARIS, N.Y. — The federal government is proposing to remove a central New York property from the national Superfund list of the most hazardous waste sites. The 18-acre Ludlow Sand and Gravel site in the Oneida County town of Paris ...

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Cleanup set for chemical plant site

HOLLEY— The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to clean up contaminated soil and ground water at the Diaz Chemical Corp. Superfund site in western New York. Local media reports the plan calls for using a heating technology to ...

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Federal court upholds EPA’s global warming regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld the first-ever regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming. The rules, which were challenged by industry groups and various states, will reduce ...

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EPA: State should map gas wells, set radiation limits

ALBANY — The Environmental Protection Agency says New York regulators should set limits for radioactive materials in gas-drilling wastewater sent to public treatment plants before allowing any hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells in the state. That’s one of the ...

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Supreme Court justices criticize EPA’s rule enforcement tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several conservative members of the U.S. Supreme Court criticized the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday for heavy-handed enforcement of rules affecting homeowners after the government told an Idaho couple they can’t challenge an order declaring their future ...

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U of R recognized for school’s green initiatives

The University of Rochester’s campus-wide sustainability initiatives in areas such as energy, waste management, recycling, land use, dining services and transportation brought the school recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year, and now the New York State Department ...

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EPA has new smokestack emissions standards

In 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency began working on regulations to reduce smokestack emissions — and last year announced it would curb smokestack emissions that cross state boundaries. Last week, those plans became reality with the announcement ...

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