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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA.
  • EPA faces backlash in trying to regulate wetlands that often aren't wet

    SMYRNA, Del. When is a ditch just a ditch? And when is a plot of woodland without a stitch of visible water actually a "water of the U.S."? For federal officials working on regulations to clarify what the 42-year-old Clean Water Act really means, the...

    California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater

    California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater
    There are many environmentally worrisome aspects of oil and gas production, and one is the injection of wastewater back into the ground. This process — a way of disposing of the contaminated water created during the drilling process — is...

    Obama's economic advisors warn against delays on greenhouse gases

    Delaying action on cutting greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change could damage the U.S. economy, according to a report to be issued Tuesday by the White House's Council of Economic Advisers. The council estimated that the eventual cost of...

    Petcoke firm threatens lawsuit over city rules

    Petcoke firm threatens lawsuit over city rules
    Escalating a fight with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a company that stores enormous mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side is threatening to sue unless city officials allow the gritty piles to remain uncovered for another four years. KCBX Terminals,...