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April 2012

EPA Orders Amtrak To Test Drinking Water On Trains

Amtrak has agreed to test the drinking water systems annually in all of its water-carrying railcars, avoiding EPA enforcement action.
EPA characterizes the agreement as a "consent order" that settles potential litigation under the Safe Drinking Water…

Inspector General Faults EPA Radiation Monitoring

Twenty percent of the EPA's stationary radiation monitors were out of service last year at the time of the Fukushima nuclear accident, leading the U.S. Office of the Inspector General to conclude that the EPA's Radnet system is "vulnerable" and…

Workers for America's largest outdoor advertising company have confessed to illegally poisoning trees that obscure billboards in Florida, reigniting a long simmering scandal in the industry.
“We always cut trees illegal,” Robert Barnhart, a former…

Believing in climate change cost Bob Inglis his seat in Congress, as he tells it, but the South Carolina Republican still believes his fellow conservatives can stop global warming.
Inglis will soon launch his "Energy & Enterprise Initiative"—a…