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Two Massachusetts Companies Face Fines for Clean Water Act Violations (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – June 22, 2010) – Discharges of muddy storm water from a construction site, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act, has prompted EPA to file an enforcement action seeking penalties against two companies constructing a residential development in Ayer, Mass

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on Jun 22, 2010 at 08:50 AM

Two Boston Health Organizations Recognized by EPA for Leadership in Asthma Care (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – June 21, 2010) – Two Boston health care organizations have been recognized by EPA for outstanding leadership in improving the health of people living with asthma. The groups are Children’s Hospital Boston and Neighborhood Health Plan

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on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Baker to skip groups' forum on environment

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Republican gubernatorial hopeful Charles D. Baker, who opposes Cape Wind and has sidestepped concerns about global warming, is skipping a candidate forum on environmental issues, according to leaders of a Massachusetts coalition of conservation and environmental groups.

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on Jun 21, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Free Public Open House on EPA’s Ocean Research Vessel - Boston on Sunday, June 27, 11AM – 4PM (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – June 18, 2010) – Explore the new Harborwalk in Downtown Boston with a fun and informative tour of EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel “The Bold,” on Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Boston Fan Pier

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on Jun 18, 2010 at 08:20 AM

Falmouth residents boiling mad

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FALMOUTH, Mass. — Water department officials may have known about the presence of E. coli in the town's drinking water for up to three days before reporting it to the state.

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on Jun 17, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Dirtier Than Coal? Under Fire, Institute Clarifies Its Claim About Biomass

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A group behind a new study that concludes biomass is dirtier than coal has tried to quell the uproar over that controversial central finding, by issuing a clarification. Generating electricity from "waste wood" creates little, if any, carbon pollution, the group said.The clarification from the Pinchot Institute, a national conservation organization, was released on Friday after the largest U.S....

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on Jun 16, 2010 at 07:51 AM

State orders Falmouth to boil water

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FALMOUTH, Mass. — Residents are being ordered to boil their water after recent tests turned up higher than normal counts of bacteria including coliform and E. coli.

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on Jun 16, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Three Parties to Pay Nearly $2 Million for Clean-up at N. Dighton, Mass. Site (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – June 14, 2010) – Three parties EPA has found responsible for cleaning up contaminated land known as the Winthrop Street Drums Site in North Dighton, have agreed to perform a removal action estimated at almost $2 million dollars

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on Jun 14, 2010 at 02:20 PM

As law languishes, trash falls where it may

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In Arlo Guthrie's rambling '60s classic "Alice's Restaurant,'' the hippie folk singer ends up in jail for littering in Stockbridge. These days, Guthrie would probably get off with a warning.

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on Jun 14, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Study finds biomass power not carbon neutral

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When it comes to using biomass as an energy source, burning wood for heat is significantly better from a greenhouse gas perspective than using it to make electricity, according to a Massachusetts study.

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on Jun 11, 2010 at 12:20 PM