U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Who’s minding Montana’s abandoned oil and gas wells?
Who’s minding Montana’s abandoned oil and gas wells?
Left-behind extraction wells pollute after drilling and pumping stops. One foundation gets proactive.
Trump cancels methane regs intended to quell pollution
Trump cancels methane regs intended to quell pollution
As the climate crisis worsens, oil and gas companies can continue to emit the potent greenhouse gas.
How big oil funds big brother
How big oil funds big brother
Some of the largest fossil fuel companies in the nation back police foundations that raise money for weapons, equipment and surveillance technology.
States give Senate an earful on EPA greenhouse gas plan
States give Senate an earful on EPA greenhouse gas plan
Wyoming critiques federal coal plant cleanup at Senate hearing.
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
EPA found that state regulators allowed 2,500 to be contaminated.
Utah burn ban ignites outrage over ‘basic freedoms’
Utah burn ban ignites outrage over ‘basic freedoms’
The right to burn versus the right to breathe.
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
A million cubic yards of toxic sludge will be dredged from Seattle’s only river.
Remembering an environmental science pioneer
Remembering an environmental science pioneer
Theo Colborn uncovered effects of chemicals, like those used in fracking, on the human body.
Cleaner air for the Cowboy State
Cleaner air for the Cowboy State
Even remote spots like the Wind Rivers could benefit from the EPA's proposed crack down on polluters.
Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup
Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup
The EPA's order aims to undo decades of industrial pollution to Seattle's only river.
The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem
The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem
Can officials greenlight booming development and clean up the air at the same time?
More pesticides are permeating urban streams
More pesticides are permeating urban streams
But rural rivers are getting cleaner, a new study says.
The Latest: EPA cuts pollution at the Navajo Generating Station
The Latest: EPA cuts pollution at the Navajo Generating Station
75 percent less haze predicted for nearby parks.
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffers.
Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come?
A historic moment for the Clean Air Act
A historic moment for the Clean Air Act
How it arrived and how much it matters for the climate.
Is coal dead?
Is coal dead?
Which plants are slated for closure or switches to natural gas.
River of no return
River of no return
Seattle’s Duwamish has been straightened, dredged and heavily polluted. Can a Superfund cleanup bring it back to life?
Duwamish sludge, from source to sink
Duwamish sludge, from source to sink
A close look at ‘Seattle’s toilet’
Which tributaries should be protected like the rivers they feed?
Which tributaries should be protected like the rivers they feed?
New rules may help regulators enforce an ambiguous law.
The West's crucial 2014 U.S. Senate races
A new era of clean air regulation is dawning
The Latest: New EPA rules for diesel in fracking
The Latest: New EPA rules for diesel in fracking
Now companies need a permit to use the controversial ingredient.
Discovery: Good ol' tallgrass was formed by good ol' bacteria
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