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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Plague found in squirrel; parts of Angeles National Forest closed

    Plague found in squirrel; parts of Angeles National Forest closed
    Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague, and as a precaution parts of the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood have been closed. The areas closed, since 1 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • Driver shot after allegedly biting deputy and reaching for gun

    Driver shot after allegedly biting deputy and reaching for gun
    A traffic stop in Compton turned violent early Thursday and left one man dead and a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy injured. Shortly after midnight a passerby in Compton saw a person they believed was driving drunk and called authorities, Lt....
  • EPA approves state's revised drinking water plan

    EPA approves state's revised drinking water plan
    After threatening to cut off funding to California earlier this spring because the state had been so slow to improve its drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the state’s revised spending plan. “I think as a...
  • L.A. River advocates wait for watershed Army Corps study

    L.A. River advocates wait for watershed Army Corps study
    This summer marks a moment of truth for the Los Angeles River. On Tuesday, the leaders of the nonprofit L.A. River Revitalization Corp. used a riverside press conference at North Atwater Park to trumpet its plan to complete a continuous bike path and...
  • Senate confirms Gina McCarthy as new EPA head

    Senate confirms Gina McCarthy as new EPA head
    WASHINGTON – The Senate voted to confirm Gina McCarthy as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, ending what had been the longest delay for any of President Obama’s second-term Cabinet picks. The 59-40 vote was the...
  • Senate confirms Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary

    Senate confirms Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary
    WASHINGTON — Thomas E. Perez was confirmed as secretary of Labor on Thursday, ending a long battle over his nomination in a key test of this week’s deal to end a showdown over Senate rules. Perez, currently the nation’s top civil...
  • EPA headquarters named for Bill Clinton

    EPA headquarters named for Bill Clinton
    WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington headquarters now carries the name of former President Clinton, who acknowledged Wednesday that the honor could have gone instead to his vice president, Al Gore, who is perhaps...
  • Ford to offer fuel-economy improvements for hybrid drivers

    Ford to offer fuel-economy improvements for hybrid drivers
    Riding the success of sales across its hybrid lineup, Ford Motor Co. plans to offer drivers a substantial upgrade in vehicle performance to improve fuel economy. The changes should help address some of the complaints lobbed by Ford hybrid owners that...
  • The Senate preserves the filibuster, averts partisan fallout

    The Senate preserves the filibuster, averts partisan fallout
    In a now-familiar routine in Washington, lawmakers walked right up to the brink of disaster Monday, only to pull back Tuesday. This time, though, the source of the drama was the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) threatened to end the...
  • ExxonMobil, PG&E fined for violating greenhouse gas reporting rule

    ExxonMobil, PG&E fined for violating greenhouse gas reporting rule
    Nine companies have been fined for filing late or inadequate reports about their greenhouse gas emissions as required by the state, California air regulators announced. The companies included Exxon Mobil Corp., which was fined $120,000 for filing late...
  • Arsenic in apple juice: FDA proposes limiting level of toxic metal

    Arsenic in apple juice: FDA proposes limiting level of toxic metal
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed limiting how much arsenic can be in apple juice sold to Americans. The agency is acting in the wake of a Consumer Reports analysis on levels of the potentially poisonous metal in the popular fruit drink. ...