The Environmental Protection Agency's air pollution estimates from oil and gas drilling have not kept up with the boom in production and are likely too low, the agency's internal watchdog says.
EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins, Jr. reported Thursday that EPA has only limited direct measurements of toxic air pollution from oil and gas drilling procedures. Scant state data have undercut the reliability of pollution data from the National Emissions Inventory it uses for potential regulations.
According to a press release, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would accept nominations to be recognized by its Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, granted to developments that result in safer, more environmentally friendly manufacturing.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state senator is proposing a bounty on sea otters, the cute little marine mammals often seen by tourists swimming on their backs between cruise ships, sometimes munching on a fresh crab or clams.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Live Asian carp don't necessarily have to be present for their DNA to turn up in the environment, according to a government study released Wednesday that could intensify the debate over how to prevent the aggressive, hungry invaders from reaching the Great Lakes and other vulnerable waters.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe switched his position on offshore drilling of the state's coast, supporting a pro-drilling bill introduced by Virginia's Democratic senators, The Washington Post reports.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer urged NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane to complete an investigation and hold a public hearing before allowing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to restart, Southern California Public Radio reports.