EPA http://www.kplu.org en Biodiesel Industry Puzzled By Loosening Of Alternative Fuel Standard http://www.kplu.org/post/biodiesel-industry-puzzled-loosening-alternative-fuel-standard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the biodiesel industry convenes for a national conference in San Diego today, one of the topics of discussions will be the loosening of the renewable fuel standard.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:59:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12676 at http://www.kplu.org Biodiesel Industry Puzzled By Loosening Of Alternative Fuel Standard Snail Eradication Leads to Costly Settlement for Port of Tacoma http://www.kplu.org/post/snail-eradication-leads-costly-settlement-port-tacoma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An attempt to get rid of tiny pests has proven costly for the Port of Tacoma.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Port and two contractors <a href="http://www.portoftacoma.com/Page.aspx?cid=6418">have agreed to pay</a> a half-million dollar fine and spend more than $4 million to restore and enhance wetlands under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:38:57 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9547 at http://www.kplu.org Snail Eradication Leads to Costly Settlement for Port of Tacoma EPA fines Hanford for improperly handling radioactive waste http://www.kplu.org/post/epa-fines-hanford-improperly-handling-radioactive-waste <p>The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to pay $136,000 in fines allegedly mishandling certain lab waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The penalty comes from the Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p>Energy contractors allegedly stored some radioactive waste without permits, and placed some of it in a landfill before treating it. We’re talking about contaminated science glove boxes, lab equipment and concrete. Environmental regulators studied records from the late 1980s through 2011 in this investigation.</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 03:36:36 +0000 Anna King 9229 at http://www.kplu.org EPA fines Hanford for improperly handling radioactive waste Puget Sound 'tub' tainted by industrial residue of toxic dioxin http://www.kplu.org/post/puget-sound-tub-tainted-industrial-residue-toxic-dioxin <p>When you think about Puget Sound, a bathtub might not be the first image to come to mind.</p><p>But that&rsquo;s one way environmentalists and scientists sometimes describe it, because the shape of Puget Sound is an important factor when it comes to keeping it clean.</p><p>A long-awaited report from the Environmental Protection Agency on the health effects of dioxin is confirming what many experts have known for a long time.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4253 at http://www.kplu.org Puget Sound 'tub' tainted by industrial residue of toxic dioxin EPA creates Website to ID biggest emitters of greenhouse gases http://www.kplu.org/post/epa-creates-website-id-biggest-emitters-greenhouse-gases Ever wondered who the big greenhouse-gas emitters are in your neck of the woods? The answer is now just a click away.<p>The US Environmental Protection Agency today <a href="http://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do" target="_blank">unveiled a new website</a> that identifies most of the nation's biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases. It lets you, for example:<p>-- Click near Macon, Ga., and home in on the nation's largest single-point source of greenhouse gases: the Scherer power plant (actually four huge coal-burning facilities). Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:05:50 +0000 Richard Harris 3682 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho couple puts wetlands rules to the test in U.S. Supreme Court http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-couple-puts-wetlands-rules-test-us-supreme-court <p>PRIEST RIVER, Idaho &ndash; A fight over less than an acre of land in a remote part of the Northwest could alter the way the government enforces environmental regulations across the country.</p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court this winter will hear a case brought against the EPA by Mike and Chantell Sackett of north Idaho.</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:37:32 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3049 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho couple puts wetlands rules to the test in U.S. Supreme Court