Environmental Protection Agency

Hackensack River Moves Toward Superfund DesignationThe Hackensack River is moving closer to gaining a federal Superfund designation that could trigger a cleanup of the tainted sediment in the waterway.
NJ Environmental Officials Cracking Down On Idling VehiclesThe agency sent a letter out reminding the contractor of the state idling laws, preferring to educate over handing out fines.
CBS2 Investigates: Concerns Mount That Crumb Rubber Soccer Fields May Pose DangerWorries have mounted that certain artificial turf fields may be linked to a growing number of cancer cases in young athletes.
Schumer Urges Action On Concerns About Long Island Power Pole PesticideSen. Charles Schumer has added his voice to a growing chorus of elected officials and residents expressing concern about the use of a pesticide on wooden utility poles.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
Hackensack Riverkeeper Pushing For EPA To Declare River Superfund SiteAn environmental group in northern New Jersey is leading a charge to get the feds to take over the cleanup of a dirty river.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
EPA Nixes Cuomo Plan To Use Clean Water Funds To Help Pay For New Tappan Zee BridgeThe agency says Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo's $511 million proposal meets federal requirements.
State Board Green-Lights Tappan Zee Bridge Funding PlanNew York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $511 million in clean water funds to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge won approval from a state board Thursday.
Thorium-Tainted Queens Site Deemed Superfund By EPAAn industrial area in Ridgewood, Queens that was home to radioactive material has been designated a Superfund site.
Tri-State Area Commemorates Earth Day With Series Of EventsActivities include hikes, wildlife watching, tree-planting and educational exhibits.
EPA Proposes Massive Cleanup Project For Part Of Passaic RiverThe Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.
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