Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency has officially replaced an Obama-era rule that would have set limits on air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Trump administration says the Clean Power Plan — which never went into effect — was an overreach of the EPA’s power. 

EPA To Franklin Residents: 'We'll Do Better'

Jun 6, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to improve communication with Franklin residents. People living in Franklin believe that toxic chemicals coming from the old Amphenol industrial site may be causing child cancers in the area. 

The Environmental Protection Agency is offering $14 million to fund projects that help reduce harmful runoff into Great Lakes waterways through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. That includes green infrastructure, farmer-led outreach and education, manure management on farms, and a market-based approach called “water quality trading.” 

A plume of cancer-causing chemicals in drinking water wells in Logansport has been added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priorities List. The list helps prioritize some of the most contaminated sites in the country and makes them eligible for federal cleanup funding. 

Several Franklin residents say they were never told about cancer-causing chemicals at the Amphenol industrial site. The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog, the Office of Inspector General, took resident’s comments Wednesday night. 

EPA Says Roundup Ingredient Is Safe Despite Lawsuits

May 3, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate — the main ingredient in Roundup weedkiller — is safe when used correctly. The EPA’s review comes amidst lawsuits claiming the chemical causes cancer. 

Researchers are seeing more kinds of fish in the Ohio River than they were in the 1960s. A Ball State University study in collaboration with Virginia Tech says part of that may be due to less agricultural land bordering the river and more forests. 

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt didn’t convince the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to change its mind about an energy moratorium in Indiana. The coal lobbyist had hoped to revive legislation that would have placed a temporary hold on large utility projects. 

Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt registered as a lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday. Pruitt signed up as a self-employed consultant under RailPoint Solutions, LLC. 

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a memo this week saying contamination in groundwater that feeds into rivers, streams, and lakes doesn’t need to be regulated under the Clean Water Act. It goes against two federal court decisions that argued the opposite. 

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