Newark Water Emergency: New Plan Revealed To Fast-Track Process Of Replacing Lead PipesUnder the plan, Essex County will issue a $120 million bond to replace the problematic lead service pipes. It drastically speeds up the ongoing project, which was initially scheduled to take eight to 10 years. Now, it’s expected to take a year and a half to three years.
Acting Head Of EPA Pressured To Look Into Threats Against Long Island Drinking WaterThere was a push Monday for the feds to reverse course and issue drinking water standards to protect public health.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Steps DownPruitt had been dogged for months by scandals that spawned more than a dozen federal and congressional investigations.
Edgewater Residents Say EPA Cleanup Of Superfund Site StinksThe EPA is cleaning up a contaminated site in Edgewater, New Jersey. But the smell has some residents concerned for their safety, and they’re demanding authorities clear the air.
Schumer: EPA Must Be Protected From CutsThe Trump administration wants to gut the Environmental Protection Agency by cutting its budget by 31 percent.
Schneiderman: Trump's Proposed EPA Cuts Would Be Detrimental To New York StateNew York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s environmental budget cuts would have a devastating impact on the state.
EPA Unveils Passaic River Cleanup PlanOfficials on Friday said the plan calls for about 20 percent less contaminated river mud to be removed compared to a proposal that was introduced two years ago.
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.