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EPA Sets Strict Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses in Bid to Fight Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses and other large vehicles, an action that officials said will help clean up some of […] read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Arkansas Midland Railroad Settles EPA’s Hazardous Waste Complaint for $910K

The agency said the railroad stored more than 750,000 gallons of highly flammable material at an unpermitted, unsecured facility in Hot Springs for two years. read more >
Health Care

EPA Tightens Limits on Chemical Used to Sterilize Medical Equipment, Citing Cancer Risk

The American Lung Association called the rule an important step forward to protect human health from cancer caused by ethylene oxide emissions. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

State Awarded $53M for Water Infrastructure Projects

The funds from the EPA will support essential water infrastructure that protects public health and water bodies across the state. read more >
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Biden Sets Tighter Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution From Tailpipes, Smokestacks

Business groups and Republican-leaning states are likely to challenge the rule in court. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Transportation

Biden Making $20B Available From ‘Green Bank’ for Clean Energy Projects

The investments follow a $7 billion Solar for All program launched last month for residential and community solar projects in low-income communities. read more >
Business Services / Manufacturing

EPA Sets Stricter Limits on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigerators, Air Conditioners

The rule aligns with a 2020 law that calls for an 85% reduction in production and use of the climate-damaging chemicals by 2036. read more >

Federal Appeals Court Stays EPA’s Rejection of Arkansas’ Ozone Plan

A federal appeals court halts the Environmental Protection Agency’s rejection of Arkansas' plan to comply with federal rules designed to assure that the state’s coal-fired power plants and industrial sites don’t pollute the air in other states. read more >
Legal / Real Estate

Supreme Court Limits Federal Power Over Wetlands, Boosts Property Rights Over Clean Water

It's the second decision in as many years in which a conservative majority of the court narrowed the reach of environmental regulations. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

In Major Climate Step, EPA Proposes 1st Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Power Plants

If finalized, the proposed regulation would mark the first time the federal government has restricted carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

Judge Temporarily Blocks Clean Water Rule in Arkansas, 23 Other States

A federal judge temporarily blocks a federal rule in 24 states that is intended to protect thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways throughout the nation. read more >
A Tesla charging station in Las Vegas, Nevada
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EPA Car Rule to Push Huge Increase in EV Sales

Proposed pollution limits would require at least 54% of new vehicles sold in the U.S. to be electric by 2030. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

EPA ‘Neighbor’ Rule Cuts Downwind Pollution by Power Plants

The final rule will save thousands of lives, keep tens of thousands of people out of the hospital, prevent millions of asthma attacks and reduce sick days, according to the agency. read more >
ABF Freight trucks parked at the company's facility in San Jose, California
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ABF Freight Faces $535K Penalty Over Clean Water Violations

The division of ArcBest voluntarily disclosed to the EPA that it had failed to obtain industrial stormwater permit coverage at multiple facilities. read more >
Restaurants & Food

Fight to Curb Food Waste Increasingly Turns to Science

Some are testing spray-on peels or chemically enhanced sachets that can slow the ripening process in fruit. Others are developing digital sensors that can tell — more precisely than a label — when meat is safe to consume. read more >
TC Energy headquarters in Calgary, Alberta
Energy / Government & Politics

Oil Spill in Rural Kansas Creek Shuts Down Keystone Pipeline

The company on Thursday estimated the spill's size at about 14,000 barrels. read more >
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An Endless Loop (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Making recycling more relevant to everyday consumers requires information, education and messaging appealing to economic interests. read more >
Fort Smith City Administrator Carl Geffken says city residents already pay close to 2% of the region’s average household income just on sewer service.
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Fort Smith Still Fixing Sewers While Testing Costly U.S. DecreeLock Icon

Fort Smith is pushing back against a 2015 federal consent decree on sewer upgrades that city officials say could cost ratepayers 2.5% of median household income. read more >
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This Is How I Will Change My Son’s Future (Hallie Shoffner Commentary)

Emissions-driven climate change amplifies extreme weather events — longer droughts, more torrential rains and stronger storms. The devastating weather experienced in the last two farming years will be the new norm. read more >
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Gas Used at Baxter Plant Draws AttentionLock Icon

Gary Beck doesn’t know for certain if his multiple myeloma is linked to his neighbor, a Baxter International plant just blocks away in Mountain Home. read more >