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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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Ocean Acidification Lawsuit In Seattle Federal Court

A lawsuit that accuses the federal Environmental Protection Agency from failing to protect Washington and Oregon oysters from ocean acidification is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in Seattle.

CBS Seattle–02/10/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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Inslee Backs EPA Plan To Cut Emissions

Gov. Jay Inslee says he strongly backs an Obama administration proposal to reduce emissions from the nation’s power plants.

CBS Seattle–12/03/2014

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Power Plants Lead In Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Washington state’s major industrial sources released about 6 million more metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2013, a 30 percent jump from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

CBS Seattle–10/20/2014

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EPA: Washington Must Cut Emissions By 72 Percent

Washington state would be expected to cut carbon emissions from its power plants by about 72 percent under the Obama Administration’s proposal to tackle global warming.

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

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Hundreds Of Toxic Chemicals Found In Green Lake Home

More than 1,000 containers full of what’s being called commercial grade chemicals were being removed from a Green Lake home Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–04/09/2014

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Wash. Senators Praise EPA Move On Pebble Mine

Washington’s U.S. senators are praising a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency for starting a process that could potentially restrict the development of proposed gold-and-copper mine in southwest Alaska.

02/28/2014

Dennis McLerran, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 administrator, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy took a Portage Glacier Tour in Alaska on Monday, August 26, 2013. (Bill Roth/Getty Images)

EPA: Mining Poses Risks To Bristol Bay Salmon

A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon.

01/16/2014

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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