Coal-Fired Power Plants To Close After New Wastewater RuleClimate change isn’t what’s driving some U.S. coal-fired power plants to shut down. It’s the expense of stricter pollution controls on their wastewater.
Allegheny County Gets $5.7M Grant To Support Purchase Of 7 Electric BusesThe Allegheny County Health Department is getting a nearly $5.7 million grant from the EPA to offset the costs of the Port Authority buying battery-electric buses.
EPA Head Visits Pittsburgh To Undo Methane Leak Rule For Oil, Gas IndustryPresident Donald Trump’s administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation’s most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.
EPA Proposal Would Ease Rules On Regulation Of Methane Gas EmissionsThe EPA announced a proposal to ease regulation of methane emissions, a particularly potent greenhouse gas believed to contribute significantly to climate change.
Elevated Levels Of Lead Found In Local Drinking WaterThe Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority have found high levels of lead in the water of some local homes.
EPA: Gas Stations No Longer Have To Carry More Expensive Summer GasThe Environmental Protection Agency has signed a final rule that will no longer require Allegheny County to use the more expensive summer gas blend.
EPA Issues Second Temporary Fuel Waiver For Allegheny CountyThe waiver is meant to ensure there's enough gasoline to supply the county until necessary pipeline repairs are completed, according to the EPA.
EPA Promises To Expedite End Of Higher-Priced Summer Gas In Allegheny CountyThe Environmental Protection Agency is promising to expedite the end of "summer gas" and its higher price in Allegheny County.
Fiat Chrysler Recalling Nearly 900,000 Vehicles Over Emissions StandardsFiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. because they don't meet the country's emission standards.
Proposed Rule Change Worries Some About Radiation RegulationExperts worry that the Environmental Protection Agency is planning changes in regulations that could lead to higher levels of radiation exposure for people on the job and others who come into contact with radiation.
EPA Assessing Vulnerability Of At Least 9 Toxic Sites In Florence's Projected PathHurricane Florence, with its strong winds and massive storm surge, threatens to release toxic chemicals from hazardous waste sites
'Fixer Upper' Stars Settle With EPA On Lead Paint ViolationsStars of HGTV's "Fixer Upper" series, have settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on allegations that they used inadequate protection while removing lead paint during renovations.
AP Sources: EPA Chief Spent Millions On Security And TravelEPA chief Scott Pruitt's concern with his safety has come at a steep cost to taxpayers. His swollen security detail has blown through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes.
EPA Chief Says Trump Administration To Roll Back Climate PlanEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming.
EPA To Roll Back Restrictions On Greenhouse Gas EmissionsThe Trump administration is seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.