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Berkeley Residents on the Hook for Some EPA-Mandated Sewer Repairs

September 2, 2014 | 2:26 pm

Berkeley Residents on the Hook for Some EPA-Mandated Sewer Repairs

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The EPA settlement requires Berkeley, Oakland and EBMUD to make repairs in their sewage lines.

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New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

June 2, 2014 | 10:12 am

New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

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New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California’s carbon market. Read more …

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New Interactive Map: How Polluted Is Census Tract Where You Live or Work?

April 23, 2014 | 12:33 pm

New Interactive Map: How Polluted Is Census Tract Where You Live or Work?

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Now you can easily figure out the impact that pollution is having on your neighborhood or workplace.

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Following a Toxic Trail from Silicon Valley to Points Known and Unknown

March 18, 2014 | 6:00 am

Following a Toxic Trail from Silicon Valley to Points Known and Unknown

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Clean-up of Mountain View site sends poisons on a costly cross-country journey that poses new hazards.

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EPA Imposes New Rules for Fracking Off S. California Coast

January 9, 2014 | 2:27 pm

EPA Imposes New Rules for Fracking Off S. California Coast

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Oil and gas must now tell regulators what chemicals they’re releasing into offshore waters.

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Safeway, EPA Settle Over Ozone-Depleting Refrigerators

September 4, 2013 | 6:10 pm

Safeway, EPA Settle Over Ozone-Depleting Refrigerators

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Safeway has agreed to pay $600,000 over charges that the company violated the Clean Air Act.

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September 2, 2011 | 9:02 am

Obama Withdraws EPA Proposal to Tighten Smog Regulations

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Update 9:20 a.m. Some might consider this rather muted response from Barbara Boxer, one of the more environmentally friendly members of the Senate, an indication of the defensive posture even California Democrats are taking these days: “I strongly believe that protecting air quality based on the science leads to more job growth because it brings […]

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Interview: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Japan Radiation, Methyl Iodide, and Nuclear Power

March 24, 2011 | 10:28 am

Interview: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Japan Radiation, Methyl Iodide, and Nuclear Power

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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson toured a couple of Fresno County farms yesterday, and Sasha Khokha, KQED’s Central Valley Bureau Chief, caught up with her in a grape vineyard, asking her questions on Californians’ fear of Japanese radiation, the EPA’s review of methyl iodide, and the viability of expanded nuclear power plants. On the radiation issue, […]

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Methyl Iodide Update: EPA Opens Up Public Comment Period

March 23, 2011 | 12:26 pm

Methyl Iodide Update: EPA Opens Up Public Comment Period

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Over the past couple of weeks. there have been some new developments in the controversy over methyl iodide, a fumigant used mostly in the harvesting of strawberries. Farmers say methyl iodide is critical to the state’s $2 billion strawberry industry, and California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation approved it last year. The process, however, exposed a […]

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