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EPA bows to environmentalists, revokes approval of Idaho water standards

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is retracting its approval of Idaho’s water quality standards for arsenic under a settlement agreement with a Portland, Oregon-based environmental group.

Northwest Environmental Advocates filed the lawsuit last year challenging the EPA’s approval of Idaho’s arsenic standards.

U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez approved the settlement Tuesday requiring the EPA to reevaluate Idaho’s arsenic standards and decide whether to re-approve them by September.

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Former top Obama energy official: EPA’s Clean Power Plan ‘all pain, no gain’

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A former top Obama administration energy official characterized the Clean Power Plan last week as “all pain, no gain,” saying it will do almost nothing to reduce global emissions while fueling double-digit hikes in electricity costs.

Charles McConnell, who served two years as assistant energy secretary under President Obama, told a House subcommittee that the total reduction in U.S. emissions by 2025 foreseen under the CPP will be offset by just three weeks of emissions in China.

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BOOM: Wyoming man, facing $16M in fines, beats EPA in battle over stock pond

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A Wyoming man threatened with $16 million in fines over the building of a stock pond reached a settlement with the Environment Protection Agency, allowing him to keep the pond without a federal permit or hefty fine.

Andy Johnson, of Fort Bridger, Wyoming obtained a state permit before building the stock pond in 2012 on his sprawling nine-acre farm for a small herd of livestock.

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Anti-farmer billboards were funded with an EPA grant

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Anti-agriculture groups in Washington State used an EPA grant to fund their anti-farmer billboards, but the groups didn’t credit the agency’s financial support, which is a requirement for recipients of EPA funds.

Capital Press reports:

A coalition of environmental groups and the Swinomish Indian tribe put up the billboards in Olympia and Bellingham to promote What’s Upstream, a media campaign crafted by a public relations firm to link agriculture with water pollution.



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Double Standard: No fines for EPA after polluting rivers with orange muck

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Polluting rivers is an unpardonable sin… unless you’re a government agency apparently. BP was fined $5.5 billion (that’s billion with a ‘b’) for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, but the EPA will pay no fines for the catastrophic Animas River spill it unleashed.

The Washington Times reports:

“Sovereign immunity. The government doesn’t fine itself,” said Thomas L. Sansonetti, former assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s division of environment and natural resources.



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