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Articles tagged Environment Protection Agency

Aug. 21, 2014, 8:58 a.m.

EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley

The EPA has given the state of Idaho notice that a corner of the Idaho panhandle isn't meeting stricter new air quality standards. The agency intends to change that by forcing the state to reduce what are called “fine particulates” in the air.

July 22, 2014, 4:37 p.m.

Columbia Sportswear Fined For Failing To Label Clothes Treated With Pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Portland-based Columbia Sportswear $100,800 for failing to label clothes treated with pesticides.

July 8, 2014, 2:41 p.m.

Farmers Urge EPA To 'Ditch' Proposed Clean Water Act Revisions

Water is a common and often contentious issue in the West. But now, farmers across the country are also riled up because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to revise the 1972 Clean Water Act.

June 6, 2014, 10:07 a.m.

EPA, Environmental Groups Reach Agreement To Protect Salmon From Insecticides

Environmental groups and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement Friday reinstating rules meant to protect salmon and steelhead from insecticides.

March 24, 2014, 2:49 p.m.

EPA Releases State Data On Toxic Chemicals Released Into Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its annual report on toxic chemicals being released into the environment. Oregon ranked low on the list, but other western states — such as Alaska, Nevada and Utah — were among the top polluters.

Feb. 7, 2014, 1 p.m.

Idaho Lawmaker Wants To Nullify EPA Regulations

A conservative legislator is shaking his fist at the federal government's "bureaucracy agenda" with a proposal to declare restrictions handed down by the Environmental Protection Act unconstitutional.

Jan. 3, 2014, 5:01 p.m.

EPA Proposes Standards For Cleaner Burning Wood Stoves

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards for wood stoves that would require manufacturers to build stoves that emit less soot and smoke.

Nov. 1, 2013, 4:51 p.m.

How Climate Change Could Affect Toxic Waste Sites

The Obama Administration today rolled out plans to deal with the effects of climate change. The plans come after the president gave a speech on climate change this past June.

Aug. 22, 2013, 2:37 p.m.

Portland-Based Company Tops List Of Toxic Air Polluters

The Portland-based manufacturing firm Precision Castparts Corporation is the number one toxic air polluter in the country in a new ranking released by the University of Massachusetts.

July 25, 2013, 7 a.m.

EPA Reverses Course, Nixes Idaho Water Pollution Rule

Idaho water quality regulators must go back to the drawing board after the federal Environmental Protection Agency rejected a rule that allowed some pollution to be discharged into state waterways without a review.

Jan. 31, 2013, 7:27 a.m.

How Much Fish You Eat Determines Water Quality In Idaho

How much fish do you eat every week? That’s a question Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality wants to answer. The agency has asked state lawmakers for funding to study that question.

Sept. 27, 2012, 8:52 p.m.

EPA Report Links Yakima Valley Nitrates to Dairies

A federal agency has concluded that dairies in the Yakima Valley are likely contaminating residential wells. Scientists and other officials presented the information this week to local residents.

Sept. 13, 2012, 9:32 a.m.

OSU's Chemical Safety Research With Zebrafish Gets A Boost

Oregon State University scientists got a financial boost for their work with zebrafish to research better ways to test chemicals’ toxic risks to people and the environment.

July 31, 2012, 6:36 p.m.

Portland Harbor Cleanup Dispute Centers On Fish Consumption

Environmental regulators are in a dispute with industrial landowners about how to measure the health risks of eating fish from the Portland Harbor.

July 31, 2012, 12:49 p.m.

EPA Begins Phasing Out Toxic Pesticide, Endosulfan

Starting Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency will begin gradually phasing out the pesticide [endosulfan]( ""). For many farmers in Oregon, including Christmas tree growers, the chemical was both cheap and effective. But it also put wildlife and the health of agricultural workers at risk.

May 4, 2012, 4:36 p.m.

EPA Administrator Visits Portland Rain Garden

The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, was in Portland Friday. She stopped by a school in Northeast to congratulate students for turning a paved area outside the school into a “rain garden” to absorb and filter rainwater.

May 3, 2012, 1 a.m.

Agent Orange Dump Site Is Oregon Desert's Toxic Legacy

One of the most toxic dumps in Oregon remains in legal limbo. A deal cut by the state with the company that owns the site has now been dropped. And state regulators say they have no plans – or money – to clean it up.

March 13, 2012, 1 a.m.

Pacific Northwest Republicans Want to Talk Timber

Republican presidential candidates aren’t talking much about the environment--unless the debate is about energy independence and opening more oil and gas fields. But as GOP hopefuls turn their attention to Oregon, they may find that Republican voters want to hear about other natural resources, too, like timber and water.

Jan. 11, 2012, 8:59 a.m.

EPA: Power Plants, Refineries Are Top NW Greenhouse Gas Polluters

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a first-of-its-kind database Wednesday identifying power plants as the top greenhouse gas polluters. The new database allows anyone with computer access to discover the sources in their community of carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that contribute to a warming climate.

Jan. 9, 2012, 3:37 p.m.

Scalia Calls EPA 'High-Handed' In Northwest Property Rights Case

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.

Oct. 28, 2011, 4:29 p.m.

EPA Adds Public Comment Time on Fracking Rules

Aug. 22, 2011, 7:59 p.m.

Portland Watches With Interest As NY Reservoir Reviewed