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Bethel asks governor to declare emergency after school fire

...fire. Capela said lead and a type of toxic compound could also be present at the site.Capela met with the Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Section, health officials and others to discuss cleaning up as well as...

http://juneauempire.com/2015-11-16/bethel-asks-governor-declare-emergency-after-
Germany's VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

...scandal to cost the company much more than that.That scandal had already widened this week, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen had installed software on thousands of Audi, Porsche and VW cars with six-cylinder diesel...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-04/germanys-vw-new-c02-problems
Nation and World
Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

...medicines persist through wastewater treatment systems and are discharged into surface or ground waters.The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the annual amount of waste pharmaceuticals flushed down sinks and toilets at more than 6,400...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-28-5
Art
My Turn: Fukushima radiation in Pacific reaches West Coast

...contaminants to the oceans in history," marine chemist Ken Buesseler said last spring.Instead, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency halted its emergency radiation monitoring of Fukushima's radioactive plume in May 2011, three months after...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-14/my-turn-fukushima-radiation-pacific-r
Opinion
Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating

...the U.S. in 2014, the automaker disputed the findings and questioned the test results, fighting the Environmental Protection Agency for more than a year."Someone had to approve it initially and keep approving it for seven or eight years...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-08/auto-experts-top-managers-pr
Nation and World
Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

...Oregon and Washington state also allow such sales. Alaska could see retail purchases next year.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates pesticides, told Colorado and Washington state authorities in June that they could apply...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-05
State
Pot pesticide flap brings lawsuit in Colorado

...Oregon and Washington state also allow such sales. Alaska could see retail purchases next year.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates pesticides, told Colorado and Washington state authorities in June that they could apply...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-06/pot-pesticide-flap-brings-la
Nation and World
Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated

...which is based on actual landfill measurements instead of government estimates.For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency relied on estimates to determine how much trash was being sent to landfills. But in 2010, the agency required...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-22/study-twice-much-trash-put-l
Nation and World
EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

WASHINGTON - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency dismissed complaints Wednesday by Republican lawmakers that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-16/epa-agency-did-not-shirk-responsibility
State
Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

...week at the request of North Dakota and 12 other states including Alaska. They sought to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from regulating some small streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-07/judge-injunction-against-water-rule-lim
State

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