Water quality

In this photo provided by Korea Coast Guard, the Panama-registered tanker "Sanchi" is seen ablaze after a collision with a Hong Kong-registered freighter off China's eastern coast Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. The oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said. (Korea Coast Guard via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 6:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing and causing the tanker to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. The missing — 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis — are all from the tanker...
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In this photo provided by Korea Coast Guard, the Panama-registered tanker "Sanchi" is seen ablaze after a collision with a Hong Kong-registered freighter off China's eastern coast Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. The oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said. (Korea Coast Guard via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 5:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing and causing the tanker to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. The missing — 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis — are all from the tanker...
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In this photo provided by Korea Coast Guard, the Panama-registered tanker "Sanchi" is seen ablaze after a collision with a Hong Kong-registered freighter off China's eastern coast Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. The oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said. (Korea Coast Guard via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 5:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing and causing the tanker to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. The missing — 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis — are all from the tanker...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the Kulluk, the Shell floating drilling barge off Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kiliuda Bay, as salvage teams conduct an in-depth assessment of its seaworthiness. Citing the disappointing results from an exploratory well in 2015, and challenging and unpredictable federal regulatory environment, Shell abandoned drilling in U.S. Arctic waters. The Trump administration is pursuing petroleum lease sales in Arctic waters but an analyst says potential bidders may find other areas more attractive. (James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)
January 05, 2018 - 5:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to open America's oceans to petroleum drilling drew condemnation from West Coast and Florida governors but was welcomed in the state where most lease sales could be held. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent facing re-election this year,...
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Graphic shows number of sites removed from EPA’s National Priorities List of contaminated sites since 2001; 2c x 5 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 139 mm;
January 05, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is touting cleanups at seven of the nation's most polluted places as a signature accomplishment in the Trump administration's effort to reduce the number of Superfund sites, even though records show the physical work was completed before...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, the downtown skyline is shown on the west bank of the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. Oregon is suing the agrochemical giant Monsanto over PCB pollution that it says has contaminated dozens of its waterways and leached into ground soil around the state. The lawsuit filed in Portland seeks $100 million in damages to undo pollution that state officials say has accumulated over decades.(AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
January 04, 2018 - 5:41 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon sued the agrochemical company Monsanto on Thursday over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company called the lawsuit baseless. The lawsuit seeks $...
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January 02, 2018 - 5:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it needs to finish a review of a $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Hudson River before declaring whether the job was completed properly. The EPA told General Electric Co. in a letter Tuesday it expects to finalize its review...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump drives himself around the golf course to watch the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament in Doral, Fla. President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to rewrite a rule that protects small streams from pollution raises new questions about financial conflicts of interest for a president whose business holdings include a dozen U.S. golf courses. It's not clear whether any financial benefits from more lax regulation of waterways on golf courses could violate laws meant to keep politicians from using public office for personal gain, but experts say it adds to an appearance of impropriety.(AP Photo/Luis Alvarez, File)
March 05, 2017 - 10:25 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's recent executive order calling for a review of a rule protecting small bodies of water from pollution and development is strongly supported by golf course owners who are wary of being forced into expensive cleanups on their fairways. It just so...
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February 25, 2017 - 2:36 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that would require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the...
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February 24, 2017 - 8:39 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that would require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the...
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