Environmental Protection Agency

Boston's Charles River Gets B-Plus For Clean WaterThe federal Environmental Protection Agency has given the Charles River a B-plus for water quality, down slightly from last year's A-minus.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
Debate Brews Over Ethanol Percentage In GasEnvironmental Protection Agency approved increasing the amount of ethanol to 15%.
3 Local Small Businesses Get $454,000 From EPAThree small businesses in Massachusetts have received a combined $454,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop new technologies to promote clean air and drinking water.
Feds Join Sewer Suit Against BostonFederal investigators have joined a lawsuit against the Boston Water and Sewer Commission alleging the agency violated the Clean Water Act by discharging raw sewage and pollutants into local waterways, including the Charles River.