environmental protection agency http://kbia.org en McCaskill Touts Bipartisan Effort To Tackle Landfill, Fix Roads And Bridges http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-touts-bipartisan-effort-tackle-landfill-fix-roads-and-bridges The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are talking about what’s best for the Bridgeton landfill and the World War II-era radioactive material stored at the neighboring West Lake landfill.<p>So says U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who was among four Missouri members of Congress – two Republicans and two Democrats – who cosigned a recent letter asking the EPA to work with the Corps, which previously dealt with similar radioactive sites elsewhere in the St. Louis area.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Sen. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:43:42 +0000 Jo Mannies 49923 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Touts Bipartisan Effort To Tackle Landfill, Fix Roads And Bridges Rep. Luetkemeyer asks EPA to reconsider wood stove regulations http://kbia.org/post/rep-luetkemeyer-asks-epa-reconsider-wood-stove-regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Missouri congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer is urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider newly proposed regulations for wood-burning stoves.</p><p>Luetkemeyer sent a letter to the EPA Tuesday saying the proposed regulations could increase the costs of manufacturing wood-burning heaters. He said that could make them unaffordable to many people and drive some small manufacturers out of business.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:14:27 +0000 The Associated Press 48725 at http://kbia.org Rep. Luetkemeyer asks EPA to reconsider wood stove regulations Mo. DNR gives five school districts funds to replace buses http://kbia.org/post/mo-dnr-gives-five-school-districts-funds-replace-buses <p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding five Missouri school districts with funds to replace their old school buses with newer, cleaner-running versions.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:20:47 +0000 Beth Anne Carroll 43697 at http://kbia.org Mo. DNR gives five school districts funds to replace buses Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-creates-backlog-ag-chemicals-used-pesticides <p>The government shutdown is creating a backlog of chemicals needed to produce the steady supply of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides American farmers count on to keep pests from destroying their crops.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:44:45 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 42170 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides Proposed Mo. rule allowing more ethanol in gas faces challenge http://kbia.org/post/proposed-mo-rule-allowing-more-ethanol-gas-faces-challenge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers are weighing a challenge to a proposed rule that could allow greater amounts of&nbsp;<font color="red">ethanol</font>&nbsp;in gasoline.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:54:35 +0000 Associated Press 41686 at http://kbia.org Proposed Mo. rule allowing more ethanol in gas faces challenge Blunt calls for simplifying fuel blends with GAS Act, weighs in on fair fiasco http://kbia.org/post/blunt-calls-simplifying-fuel-blends-gas-act-weighs-fair-fiasco <p>Citing the high cost of gasoline, including a time this week when he says costs in southwest Missouri rose by 10 cents in one day, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is again urging passage of the Gas Accessibility &amp; Stabilization (GAS) Act.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:09:13 +0000 Scott Harvey 38877 at http://kbia.org Blunt calls for simplifying fuel blends with GAS Act, weighs in on fair fiasco Newscast for July 17, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-17-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>MU Health Care named one of the "Most Wired" hospitals in the country&nbsp;</li><li>Kirksville&nbsp;pays Environmental Protection Agency fine for not testing water</li><li>New licensing requirements for insurance counselors&nbsp; Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:00:48 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 37270 at http://kbia.org Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff http://kbia.org/post/scientists-check-corn-belt-waters-effects-ag-runoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eleven miles northeast of Centralia, Mo., five U.S. Geological Survey scientists don waders and bright reflective life jackets to wade into </span>Goodwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Creek. Plenty of fish live in the stream’s murky slow-moving waters, along with snakes, crayfish, mussels and snapping turtles. On this overcast morning, the team collects water samples and checks submerged cages of </span>fathead<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> minnows for eggs.</span></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:13:44 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 35608 at http://kbia.org Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff Why EPA and USDA are tweaking standards http://kbia.org/post/why-epa-and-usda-are-tweaking-standards <p></p><p></p><p>Later, we check in with a revised Environmental Protection Agency standard that could help some wastewater treatment facilities struggling to comply with part of the Clean Water Act’s deadline.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 28054 at http://kbia.org Why EPA and USDA are tweaking standards EPA approves change to state water quality standards rules http://kbia.org/post/epa-approves-change-state-water-quality-standards-rules <p>The change to state water quality standards rules provides greater flexibility in Missouri’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program.</p><p>The state's regulations previously allowed no more than three years for a permittee to come into compliance with its NPDES permit.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted proposed changes, allowing longer than three years,&nbsp;to EPA in December for review and approval.&nbsp; The decision to approve the changes was recently announced.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:14:13 +0000 Kristofor Husted 28059 at http://kbia.org Southeast Mo. air pollution comes from miles away http://kbia.org/post/southeast-mo-air-pollution-comes-miles-away <p>Government and civic leaders in southeast Missouri believe reducing ozone levels is largely out of their control because the pollutions drifts in from hundreds of miles away.</p><p>A committee of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission met Friday in Perryville to review data from the Environmental Protection Agency. The committee is fighting to keep the region from being designated a "nonattainment area," with pollution readings that routinely exceed EPA standards.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:18:32 +0000 Associated Press 27948 at http://kbia.org Route 66 State Park passes dioxin tests http://kbia.org/post/route-66-state-park-passes-dioxin-tests <div style="margin:0;"><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The EPA says a new round of dioxin sampling at Route 66 State Park confirms it poses no risk to park workers and visitors. </span></font></span></font></span></p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:42:49 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 24788 at http://kbia.org Route 66 State Park passes dioxin tests Federal rule to reduce air polution overturned http://kbia.org/post/federal-rule-reduce-air-polution-overturned <p>A federal appeals court has overturned a federal rule that would have reduced air pollution from power plants and kept it from drifting across state lines.</p><p>In a 2-to-1 decision, the panel of judges said the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its regulatory authority when it approved the Cross-State Air Pollution rule last summer.</p><p>Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Director John Hickey says the rule would have reduced emissions of soot, sulfur dioxide, and other pollutants that drift from state to state.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:37:51 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 19827 at http://kbia.org Federal rule to reduce air polution overturned Report: Mo, Ill. still among top power plant air pollution states as emissions reduce http://kbia.org/post/report-mo-ill-still-among-top-power-plant-air-pollution-states-emissions-reduce <em>Updated at 6:30 p.m. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:57:12 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 19138 at http://kbia.org Report: Mo, Ill. still among top power plant air pollution states as emissions reduce New testing at Times Beach site http://kbia.org/post/new-testing-times-beach-site <p>Nearly 30 years after Times Beach, Mo., was evacuated in one of the nation&#39;s most notorious environmental disasters, scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency are returning to the site for a new round of soil sampling. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:40:15 +0000 Associated Press 15295 at http://kbia.org New testing at Times Beach site