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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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Jim Melwert
August 22, 2019 - 2:00 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Residents around the Willow Grove Naval Air Station have been paying a surcharge on water bills to remove chemicals used on the base that seeped into groundwater. On Thursday, state officials announced they’re chipping in several million dollars to get rid of that...
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Kim Glovas
August 20, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PFAS contamination is now affecting communities surrounding military bases across the country. And last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro urged congressional leaders to support federal legislation to phase out PFAS and remediate the harm the toxic...
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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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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 11:27 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A package of bills addressing a chemical linked to major health issues — which have been found to pollute water around military bases, like the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove — has been moved unanimously at the federal level. Delaware Sen. Tom...
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Moms Clean Air Force
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Rasa Kaye
May 06, 2019 - 2:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mom moods run the gamut — from nurturing, warm and cuddly milk-and-cookies mom moods, to rip-your-throat-out-for-threatening-her-babies mama bear mom moods. There’s a time and place for both. Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF) stands ready to be bear-like if needed. It...
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Mike Dougherty
May 04, 2019 - 10:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health conducted a study and found that levels of chemicals called PFAs are twice as high in people who live near military bases than the national average. Two congressmen from the Philadelphia area are working to ensure groundwater is...
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Philadelphia Prisons EPA Award
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Pat Loeb
April 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia prisons has received an award for a reason you might not expect. They were recognized for reducing food waste by using it as compost. The prisons diverted 44 tons of food waste from landfills in 2017. That's why the Environmental Protection Agency's...
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A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPA's budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion.
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April 17, 2019 - 8:56 pm
By Gregory Wallace (CNN) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a nearly complete ban on the manufacturing and importing of asbestos. The rule will close loopholes in a decades-old partial ban, and EPA is separately reviewing the limited instances where asbestos is still used...
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