Environmental Protection Agency

Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams

Date of Release: 
Aug 25 2016

(Millbrook, NY) Pharmaceutical and illicit drugs are present in streams in Baltimore, Maryland. At some sites, amphetamine concentrations are high enough to alter the base of the aquatic food web. So reports a new study released today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, which is one of the first to explore the ecological consequences of stimulant pollution in urban streams.

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The EPA Reveals National Enforcement Initiatives Ahead of 2016 Election

Date of Release: 
Mar 11 2016

If you thought you had to wait until after the 2016 election to learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) next iteration of National Enforcement Initiatives—think again. The EPA has announced that, as of Oct. 1, 2016, it will focus on two new enforcement initiatives (and expand one existing initiative) during the next three years. The agency also announced the continuation of four prior enforcement initiatives and the conclusion of its initiative for reducing pollution from mineral processing operations.

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EPA releases 2015 enforcement and compliance results

Date of Release: 
Dec 21 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the results of its enforcement and compliance actions for the past year, aggregating a list of settlements and investigations undertaken to protect public and environmental health.

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