The synthetic chemicals, which do not break down naturally, have been linked to health problems including low birth weight, cancer, and liver disease.
Regular production has resumed at a key northwest Indiana refinery that was shut down last month following an electrical fire.
A major Midwestern oil refinery shut down by a fire should reopen in the next few days, and experts said the brief shutdown is unlikely to have a major effect on gas prices in the region.
The Environmental Protection Agency temporarily lifted a federal rule for fuel sales in Wisconsin and three other states in response to a fire last week at an Indiana oil refinery that could affect prices and supply.
The EPA says a preliminary review of the plant fails to account for the project’s full greenhouse gas emissions, which could cause more than $2 billion in harm.
Midwest Environmental Advocates filed a petition Tuesday asking the state Department of Natural Resources to set enforceable standards for four compounds collectively known as PFAS.
Republicans are pressuring the EPA to drop a mandate that requires gasoline sold in southeastern Wisconsin to be of a cleaner blend, which potentially could make gas slightly cheaper here — but also worsen air quality.
Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin filed a complaint Wednesday alleging federal, state and local leaders violated the Civil Rights Act because the basing decision will disproportionately affect low-income families and people of color.
The utility trade group argues that the DNR’s proposed standards, based on recommendations from the Department of Health Services, do not account for the costs and benefits in the way the EPA’s would.
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Composed of 39 elected and appointed officials from local, state, tribal and territorial governments, the Local Government Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to help the EPA develop better partnerships.
The DNR released a proposed list of 743 “impaired” waters that cannot support recreation or healthy plant and animal populations.
The fire that destroyed the warehouse in the 700 block of Oak Street on Fort Atkinson’s north side started Tuesday, displaced about 50 residents and injured some of the 150 firefighters called to the scene.
The Madison Water Utility released its annual water quality report Wednesday showing concentrations of 18 pollutants were all below maximum levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have tainted surface waters and groundwater across the U.S., officials said.
Kaul, a Democrat, and 18 attorneys general submitted comments Monday asking the agency to regulate PFAS as a class.
Established under the Obama administration, the Clean Power Plan regulated greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the nation’s second-largest source of planet-warming gas. But in 2019, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency replaced this plan with a new rule designed to protect the coal industry while backing away from emissions reductions. Whereas the Clean Power Plan was expected to reduce emissions by about 30% by 2030, EPA projections suggest the replacement rule might reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 0.7%, or possibly not at all.
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Hydrite Chemical Co. exceeded its permit limits for hazardous air pollutants at the facility, which process spent solvents.
While the recent wildfires in Western states have introduced new concerns about air quality, the United States has made huge strides in the reduction of air pollution in recent decades.
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