The Center for Biological Diversity wants the EPA to address ocean acidification under the Clean Water Act. The environmental group filed a lawsuit against the EPA calling on them to do something about the acidifying waters of the Northwest.
Oregon and a Puget Sound agency are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of dragging its feet in coming up with new wood-stove regulations. The state announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the federal agency.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Oregon needs to change its method of determining how cold a river should be to protect fish.
The air surrounding one of eastern Oregon’s largest manufacturing plants should get a little cleaner, under a settlement announced Wednesday. The E.P.A. and Ash Grove Cement Company have reached a $30 million deal to clean up the company's cement facility in Durkee, near the Idaho border.
The Environmental Protection Agency has released a cleanup plan for Seattle's Duwamish River Superfund site. It will cost hundreds of millions of dollars but it could also mean jobs in the communities that have born the brunt of the pollution.
Anyone who wants to mine gold in Idaho streams with a suction dredge will need to get a permit from the Environmental Protection Agency.
A new study looks at 10 zip codes around Seattle and highlights some interesting associations between public health, socioeconomic status and environmental contamination. One zip code has particularly striking numbers.
Three environmental groups will make the case in court Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to act on their petition to the agency to ban a common pesticide used on many Northwest crops.
New estimates show the rate of Portland-area homes with elevated levels of radon is double the national average.
Environmental Protection Agency Administration Lisa Jackson says she's stepping down after nearly four years on the job.
Hundreds of livestock and poultry operations in the Pacific Northwest are regulated under federal water-protection rules. These farms are known officially as "concentrated animal feeding operations" and labeled "factory farms" by their critics.
A Seattle-based seafood company has agreed to pay a $430,000 settlement for violating the Clean Air Act.
In the early 1970s, a nationwide environmental documentary photo project was meant to give a sense for what life was like at the dawn of America's environmental movement.
Fishing vessels in Northwest ports will soon be bound for Alaskan waters. Before they depart, fisherman will have the chance to speak out on the proposed Pebble Mine, upstream from Bristol Bay's renowned salmon-fishing grounds. The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing Thursday on its assessment of the mine's ecological risks.
Two major water conferences brought hundreds of people to Portland this week to seek solutions to water pollution. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addressed the 2012 River Rally. And many EPA and state and local water experts gathered to discuss the technical and policy issues of monitoring the country's waters.
SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency has weighed in on the first of several coal-export projects in the Northwest, telling the Army Corps of Engineers that it should thoroughly review the potential impacts of exporting large amounts of coal from Wyoming and Montana to Asia.
The Spokane Tribe of Indians recently received a Smart Growth Implementation Assistance grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to help improve its basic infrastructure. Technical experts will help tribe members design better water and sewage systems.
Oregon’s 2010 water quality report has earned a mixed review from the U.S. EPA.
After Obama's State of the Union address this week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson headed to Washington state to host a town hall conversation at UW. EarthFix's Ashley Ahearn caught up with her for a quick conversation about the Keystone XL pipeline , green jobs and what's on her docket for EPA next.
SEATTLE -- Following on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address, his top environmental administrator hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday on the UW campus, where she reinforced the president's election-year emphasis on green jobs, innovation and the balance between protecting the environment while creating a "built to last" economy.
WASHINGTON, DC - United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia criticizes the Environmental Protection Agency for what he calls “high-handedness.” His comments came during oral arguments Monday in the case of Sackett versus the EPA.
The latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds facilities in the three Northwest states released a combined 105 million pounds of toxic chemicals -- contributing to a national reversal in the recent trend of reduced toxic chemicals released into the air, land and water.
PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - 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. The U.S. Supreme Court this winter will hear a case brought against the Environmental Protection Agency by Mike and Chantell Sackett of north Idaho.
Federal officials want their money back -- from the Puget Sound Partnership. The Environmental Protection Agency is calling for the Partnership to return more than $120,000 in grants. It's a small fraction of the federal money that the state agency handles. But the EPA says it reflects a "fundamental systemic weakness" in the Partnership's internal controls.