Environmental Protection Agency http://apr.org en Dothan Agrees to EPA Settlement in Sewage Spills http://apr.org/post/dothan-agrees-epa-settlement-sewage-spills <p>Dothan has reached a tentative settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal officials over sewage overflows and other permit violations.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:47:03 +0000 Associated Press 55938 at http://apr.org Dothan Agrees to EPA Settlement in Sewage Spills Feds Seek 27 Percent Drop In Ala. Carbon Emissions http://apr.org/post/feds-seek-27-percent-drop-ala-carbon-emissions <p></p><p>The Obama administration wants Alabama to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by about 27 percent over the next 16 years.</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced targets for reducing carbon emissions in individual states. It's a major part of the administration's effort to combat climate change.</p><p>In Alabama, the government says power plants produced 1,444 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour in 2012. The government wants to reduce that amount by about 27 percent by 2030.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:25:03 +0000 The Associated Press 53138 at http://apr.org Feds Seek 27 Percent Drop In Ala. Carbon Emissions Oil Mars Alabama Swamp Months After Crude Train Crash http://apr.org/post/oil-mars-alabama-swamp-months-after-crude-train-crash <p>Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a West Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.</p><p>So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later?</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:43:56 +0000 Jay Reeves (Associated Press) 48527 at http://apr.org Oil Mars Alabama Swamp Months After Crude Train Crash B'ham Residents To Get Info On Contamination Tests http://apr.org/post/bham-residents-get-info-contamination-tests <P>Hundreds of residents of north Birmingham should be receiving letters from federal environmental regulators detailing the results of contamination testing on their property.</P> <P>The letters are headed for residents of the Harriman Park, Collegeville and Fairmont neighborhoods, which are locate in a federal Superfund area. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:46:41 +0000 The Associated Press 25193 at http://apr.org B'ham Residents To Get Info On Contamination Tests EPA Grants 8 States Clean Gas Waiver After Isaac http://apr.org/post/epa-grants-8-states-clean-gas-waiver-after-isaac The Obama administration is temporarily waiving clean gas requirements in eight states affected by Hurricane Isaac. Governors requested the waiver because fuel supplies from refineries in the Gulf area were disrupted by Isaac. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says extreme circumstances could cause a gas shortage. The waiver lets gas stations sell less environmentally friendly fuel, normally reserved for winter, in addition to the regular fuel they normally sell during summer, when ozone levels are higher. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:56:50 +0000 The Associated Press 17398 at http://apr.org EPA Grants 8 States Clean Gas Waiver After Isaac