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7 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday night about an online game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," in which players walk red carpets, attend photo ...

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15 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Pittsburgh-area coke plant wants to nix lawsuit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area coke plant wants a federal judge to dismiss a pollution lawsuit brought by a local environmental group, saying the plant is already working with county and federal officials on anti-pollution efforts. [...] Shenango's attorneys note the company has already agreed with the Allegheny County Health Department to spend just over $1 million on pollution control ...

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JUL 21, 2014 - Forbes

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GOP Senators Question Inspector General's Right To Probe Fracking

The EPA's inspector general defended his right to investigate the pollution risks of fracking in a letter Friday to five Republican senators who had questioned his authority.

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JUL 21, 2014 - Forbes

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GOP Senators Question Inspector's General's Right To Probe Fracking

The EPA's inspector general defended his right to investigate the pollution risks of fracking in a letter Friday to five Republican senators who had questioned his authority.

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JUL 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

State officials are pushing utility companies by 2020 to obtain 33 percent of their electricity from renewable sources that also include wind and solar power. The newspaper reports that the drought causes farmers to pump more ground water to irrigate their crops, putting higher demands on the power grid or spewing pollution from diesel-powered generators.

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