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The former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and present day Horsham Air Guard Station is shown Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Horsham, Pa. The military is checking whether chemicals from firefighting foam might have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide and potentially tainted drinking water, the Defense Department said.

Public-interest groups raise pressure on feds to release toxic chemical study

Fifty-three organizations say the federal Department of Health and Human Services must publish recommendations for health limits on hazardous PFAS chemicals.

By Jon Hurdle

StateImpact

Feds charge 5 with scheme to get around Clean Air Act

They allegedly tampered with diesel trucks
By Scott Blanchard

The former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and present day Horsham Air Guard Station is shown Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Horsham, Pa. The military is checking whether chemicals from firefighting foam might have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide and potentially tainted drinking water, the Defense Department said.

Rep. Fitzpatrick: ‘Unacceptable’ for Pruitt to say he can’t release chemical study

A federal agency was expected to recommend stricter limits on certain types of toxic chemicals. Thirteen U.S. representatives have asked EPA for answers about whether that report was suppressed.

By Jon Hurdle

In this file photo from January, Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The nomination of Pruitt, currently Oklahoma’s attorney general, to lead the EPA is being fiercely opposed by environmental groups that point to fundraising ties with corporations he has sued to protect.

Pruitt: EPA will weigh regulation of two toxic chemicals. Advocates are skeptical

The process ‘will begin in earnest,’ EPA’s administrator said. But some are concerned about how long it will take. The nonprofit Clean Water Action said the public and state agencies need information now so they can act to protect public health.

By Jon Hurdle

File photo: The Environmental Protection Agency.

13 U.S. lawmakers call on EPA to release toxic chemical study 

Answers sought about whether report was withheld from public
By Jon Hurdle

The former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and present day Horsham Air Guard Station is shown Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Horsham, Pa. The military is checking whether chemicals from firefighting foam might have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide and potentially tainted drinking water, the Defense Department said.

White House feared PR ‘nightmare’ over agency’s stricter chemical limits, emails show

In Pennsylvania, two of the chemicals have been found at levels exceeding EPA guidelines near Warrington in Montgomery County, where the contamination of public and private water supplies has been blamed on the use of firefighting foams at several military bases.

By Jon Hurdle

The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery accounts for almost 16 percent of the city's carbon footprint, according to a City report that describes how to make deep cuts in carbon emissions.

PES bankruptcy plan approved by court

By Jon Hurdle

Scott Reynolds, owner of Express Transmission in Beaver County, shows an array of gas cap adapters. The adapters are used as a part of Pennsylvania's vehicle emission testing program.

Could some counties scrap the annual vehicle emissions test? A study aims to figure that out

One argument against keeping the tests: Most cars pass., and newer cars have better emission controls. Plus, one lawmaker said, why should neighboring counties have different sets of rules?

By Amy Sisk

A smoke stack at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Philadelphia. The company is seeing growing objections to its plan to emerge from bankruptcy but is expected to resolve them.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions is the largest oil refining complex on the Eastern seaboard. Half of all Bakken Crude traveling across the country by rail ends up at the PES plant.
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