Environmental Protection Agency

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro at a Stand Against Hate rally at Independence Mall on March 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Andrew Kramer
January 29, 2020 - 8:05 pm
As bad as the refinery explosion in South Philadelphia was, Pennsylvania's attorney general says it would have been "catastrophic" without certain chemical safety regulations. He's filing a lawsuit to keep federal authorities from doing away with those rules, and Philadelphia is joining in. Read...
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Tim Jimenez
November 22, 2019 - 7:46 am
Delaware County residents packed a community meeting Thursday night in Norwood, where EPA officials addressed their concerns that an abandoned landfill could be linked to a cluster of cancer and autoimmune illnesses in the area. Read more.
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Oil industry and environmental groups say they expect the Environmental Protection Agency to release a proposed rule over the next few days that will roll back requirements on detecting and plugging methane leaks.
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed revoking Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities, a move that environmental groups said was meant to renounce the agency's overall legal authority to regulate the gas in the fight...
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Justin Udo
August 12, 2019 - 1:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's lead in the water, at several schools in the Central Bucks School District, and district officials are working to fix the problem before school resumes. More than 1,000 of the district's sinks, fountains and other water sources were tested for lead. "Sixteen...
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The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA.
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Kim Glovas
July 29, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA. Sen. Pat Toomey went to a local refinery with the Environmental Protection Agency's top administrator Monday and says he wants to get rid of the Renewable Energy...
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Containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco.
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March 19, 2019 - 9:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in...
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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is in Philadelphia to announce an action plan to deal with PFAS, which has affected drinking water in communities like Horsham, Warrington and Warminster.
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Jim Melwert
February 14, 2019 - 10:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The acting director of the Environmental Protection Agency was in Philadelphia on Thursday to announce what’s being billed as the "first-ever, comprehensive national plan" to address contaminants in drinking water, especially around military bases like the Horsham...
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Jul7 26, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler talks with EPA staff in the offices of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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Kim Glovas
February 12, 2019 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may be approved by the Senate soon and take over the agency. But nominee Andrew Wheeler is not winning any favor among local Congress members. In December, Andrew Wheeler signed off on a plan that would...
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Andrew Wheeler arrives to testify at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.
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January 16, 2019 - 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change "a huge issue" but not the "greatest crisis" and drew fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he's made in six months as the agency...
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Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist who is now acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, was a "driving force" behind the agenda of Sen. James Inhofe, who called climate change a "hoax," according to people familiar with Wheeler's
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December 03, 2018 - 9:51 pm
By Scott Bronstein, Drew Griffin and Collette Richards, CNN (CNN) -- Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist who is now acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, was a "driving force" behind the agenda of Sen. James Inhofe, who called climate change a "hoax," according to people...
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