Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’

Court reinstates EPA rule to allow pumping dirty water unchecked

By Jenny Staletovich January 20, 2017 Bradenton Herald South Florida water managers can keep moving dirty water from farms and suburbs into the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee without obtaining federal pollution permits, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled this week in New York. The ruling stems from a decades-long battle by the Miccosukee Tribe and…

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EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water

By Matthew Daly December 13, 2016 Associated Press/Miami Herald WASHINGTON Is hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — safe, as the oil and gas industry claims? Or does the controversial drilling technique that has spurred a domestic energy boom contaminate drinking water, as environmental groups and other critics charge? After six years and more…

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Trump threat to abolish EPA could affect Indian River Lagoon

By Tyler Treadway November 16, 2016 TC Palm Treasure Coast environmentalists hope campaign promise won’t become presidential action Candidate Donald Trump made statements, including a threat to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency, that could be detrimental to the Indian River Lagoon. Treasure Coast environmentalists are waiting to see if President Donald Trump will follow through.…

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Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have ‘elevated’ algae levels

By Jim Waymer August 5, 2016 Florida Today Florida waters are growing greener, saltier and more toxic in some parts, according to a new report on the state’s waters. The report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection shows a mixed bag for the state’s waters, with many trending toward more-frequent toxic algae blooms, fueled…

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