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EPA chief, CFPUA talk GenX at national summit

GenX in the Cape Fear is getting attention at a summit in the nation's capital. The head of Environment Protection Agency is speaking about new standards and tests to under more about these new threats.

Security for EPA chief comes at a steep cost to taxpayers

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes.
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Attorneys general sue EPA over pollution requirements

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and more than a dozen other attorneys general are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, accusing them of ignoring the administration's duty to control methane emissions. 
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EPA could have GenX health goal by summer’s end

Federal regulators could set a GenX health goal by the end of the summer, a N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official told a group of scientists Monday.
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North Carolina lawmakers unveil new GenX bill

A Senate committee has approved legislation in studying unregulated chemicals found in North Carolina rivers including GenX.

State to test drinking supplies for chemicals emerging as risks

North Carolina environmental regulators will start testing the state's major supplies of drinking water to learn whether people are ingesting industrial chemicals whose health effects are poorly understood, a state official said Friday.
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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Trump administration to terminate Obama’s climate plan

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Officials invite open discussion on Kerr-McGee Superfund Site during upcoming meeting

Federal and state officials along with Multistate Trust representatives will hold a public availability session and public meeting about the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Navassa next week.

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