• EPA, 16 companies reach deal on cleanup of Hagerstown site

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with 16 companies for cleaning up the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown. The EPA said in a news release Monday that…

  • Va. GOP wants say over Clean Power Plan’s implementation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State Republican lawmakers say they want oversight of how Virginia implements a federal plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Republicans said Monday they will introduce legislation in the…

  • EPA: Carbon emission rules could grow investments

    BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that new rules to curb carbon emissions could help grow communities’ economies by investing in technologies that work…

  • EPA worker watches hours of porn while on the job

    Members of Congress say they\’re frustrated by a report that an Environmental Protection Agency employee was watching up to six hours of porn every day and hasn\’t been fired.

  • What is in the Potomac River’s water?

    The Potomac River\’s drinking water is safe, but chemicals in the river are raising concerns among water quality experts.

  • Flea collars toxic for pet owners

    Pet owners might feel at ease, putting a flea
    and tick collar on their beloved pet, but they
    could be doing more harm than good to

  • Cost of air conditioner refrigerant skyrockets

    Be forewarned: If your air conditioner develops a
    leak, it could be more costly this summer. The
    cost of coolant has jumped dramatically.

  • D.C. No. 2 on EPA green building list

    D.C. ranks No. 2, behind Los Angeles, on the Environmental Protection Agency\’s annual list of the 25 cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.