Andrew Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be EPA’s deputy administrator by a vote of 53 to 45.
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The project is being proposed by Toronto-based Aquila Resources.
Industry claims the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and state regulatory agencies already possess what miners contend are adequate financial guarantee programs.
Norm aims at ensuring that hard-rock mining companies can pay the costs of cleaning up their mines, says EPA.
The accident would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the abandoned mine before digging into its collapsed and leaking entrance, says document.
Findings leads to believe there is a link between fracking and arsenic contamination.
New tests of water nearby natural-gas-drilling sites in Pavillion, Wyoming, shows toxins similar to the ones found last year that are linked to hydraulic fracturing —or fracking—, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The following statement was released today by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity President and CEO Steve Miller in response to the EPA’s proposed New Source Performance Standards for greenhouse gas emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced what it called “a path forward” on permits for two mountaintop coal mining operations in West Virginia during early January….more at Coal Age