Environmental Protection Agency http://apr.org en 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