Pollution laws and regulations

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, visits the 55th International Agriculture Fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. The fair, featuring farm animals, food and agriculture industry, will last until March 4, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 8:52 am
PARIS (AP) — With boos and whistles, French farmers gave President Emmanuel Macron a piece of their mind at a major agriculture event where he was trying to promote his policies. Macron was supposed to visit the Paris Agriculture Fair all day Saturday — a key moment to address French farmers'...
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Environmental Protection Agency enforcement officer Chad Schulze displays, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Seattle, one of the banned pesticides that investigators say was listed for sale on Amazon. The EPA on Thursday announced a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale and distribution of illegal pesticides, one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides laws. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 4:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale and distribution of illegal pesticides, one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides laws. Federal regulators said the agreement settles allegations that...
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FILE -In this June 12, 2014 file photo, oil pumps and natural gas burn off in Watford City, N.D. The Interior Department says it is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those that were in force before the Obama administration changed the regulation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
February 12, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those in force...
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February 06, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven Democratic state attorneys general have sued President Donald Trump's administration over its decision to delay implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of wetlands and small waterways protected by the Clean Water Act. New York Attorney General...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks water during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey. The European Union said Thursday Feb.1, 2018, the rules governing water quality will change to improve access to drinking water and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 10:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said Thursday the rules will oblige the bloc's 28 countries to improve access to...
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February 01, 2018 - 8:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said Thursday the rules will oblige the bloc's 28 countries to improve access to...
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January 31, 2018 - 9:20 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in the German city of Stuttgart are investigating two employees of auto components and technology firm Robert Bosch LLC in the U.S. on suspicion of being accessories to fraud in connection with manipulated diesel emissions in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. Prosecutors...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photohe brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen, VW, is photographed on a car in Berlin, Germany. The chairman of Volkswagen says that diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys were "totally incomprehensible" and the matter must be "investigated fully and unconditionally." Monday's comments by Hans Dieter Poetsch, reported by the dpa news agency, come in the wake of a report by the New York Times that a research group funded by auto companies exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust from a late-model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pickup. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 30, 2018 - 12:17 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability in response to widespread public criticism over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust. The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg was stepping away from...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photohe brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen, VW, is photographed on a car in Berlin, Germany. The chairman of Volkswagen says that diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys were "totally incomprehensible" and the matter must be "investigated fully and unconditionally." Monday's comments by Hans Dieter Poetsch, reported by the dpa news agency, come in the wake of a report by the New York Times that a research group funded by auto companies exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust from a late-model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pickup. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 30, 2018 - 7:57 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability in response to the controversy over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust. The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg was stepping away from his duties...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photohe brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen, VW, is photographed on a car in Berlin, Germany. The chairman of Volkswagen says that diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys were "totally incomprehensible" and the matter must be "investigated fully and unconditionally." Monday's comments by Hans Dieter Poetsch, reported by the dpa news agency, come in the wake of a report by the New York Times that a research group funded by auto companies exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust from a late-model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pickup. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 30, 2018 - 7:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability in response to the controversy over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust. The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg was stepping away from his duties...
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