More Water Pollution Articles

  • Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday. The work will involve sewage plant upgrades and...

  • Benzene in China city water cuts supply partially

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have cut water supplies to a district in a northwestern city after excessive levels of a toxic chemical were found in tap water. The official Xinhua News Agency says tests conducted by environmental officials in the city of Lanzhou on Friday showed that tap...

  • Another potential class action filed over West Virginia water crisis

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — Another potential class action has been filed in the wake of January’s chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of more than 300,000 West Virginians. FreedomSummer and Robert Johnson of Charleston are listed as the plaintiffs in the federal...

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators...

  • Environmentalists applaud Clean Water Act ruling

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says pumping water from farmlands into public water supplies such as Florida's Lake Okeechobee violates the Clean Water Act. Environmental groups say Friday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas in New York's Southern District was "long...

  • House Republicans lay into EPA 'land grab'

    The Environmental Protection Agency says a rule it proposed this week merely clarifies its existing authority over the nation's waterways. Republicans say it's "the biggest land grab in the history of the world," as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., called it.



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