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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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Obama Nominates Wal-Mart’s Burwell as Budget Chief

President Barack Obama has tapped Wal-Mart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington’s heated partisan budget battles and is filling vacancies at the Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency, an official says.

03/04/2013

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Judge: EPA Exceeded Authority Trying To Regulate Stormwater Runoff As Pollutant

A federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection agency exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff into a Fairfax County creek as a pollutant.

01/04/2013

BP has been temporarily suspended from new US contracts, The Environmental Protection Agency stated. (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

BP Suspended From New US Contracts

BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

11/28/2012

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Heitkamp: ‘I’d Tell Obama He’s Wrong’ On Energy

Democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp said President Barack Obama’s energy policy is “wrong” and he should replace his energy secretary and Environmental Protection Agency director.

10/11/2012

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EPA Can’t Regulate Livestock Farms It Can’t Find

The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation’s livestock farms — many capable of generating more waste than some cities — because it lacked information as basic as how many farms even existed.

08/02/2012

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The Potomac River Receives A ‘D’ Grade In Pollution For Second Straight Year

The Potomac River, once so polluted that President Johnson called it ‘national disgrace’, seems to be heading back in that direction and a potential revision to the Clean Water Act could make it even easier to pollute.

05/15/2012

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Fairfax Tech Company Receives $15 Million Contract With E.P.A.

Consulting and technology services provider ICF International has been awarded a $15 million contract with the Environmental Protection Agency.

03/01/2012

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