The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


As crews remove contaminated soil and liquid from Ohio toxic train wreck site, concerns emerge about where it’s going

Nouran Salahieh and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN February 27, 2023

CNN– After a brief pause, shipments of contaminated liquid and soil from the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, will resume Monday amid concerns – including from other states – about...

Soil from the train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, being collected for disposal.
Ohio EPA

Texas and Michigan officials say they didn’t know water, soil from Ohio train wreck would be transported into their jurisdictions

Nicki Brown, Sara Smart and Ralph Ellis, CNN February 25, 2023

(CNN) -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Norfolk Southern to stop its shipments of hazardous waste from the site of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, so that it can...

Moving down the train tracks, the operator moves the debris to a separate pile.

Crews clear debris as community mourns loss of downtown landmark

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter December 3, 2022

Fire crews remained in downtown Kent Saturday as maintenance crews worked to clear debris following an explosive fire that ravaged the historic mill complex. Bricks, glass and charred wood scattered...

Kent State President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for the universitys senior vice president and provost position. Pictured finalists are Teri Balser, left; Melody Tankersley, middle; and Montse Fuentes, right. 

Finalists announced for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position

President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position, with over 65 years of service in higher education combined between the three.An 18-person committee...

As tax season kicks into high gear, two House Democrats have questions for the Internal Revenue Service about a newly redesigned tax form in the wake of a recent watchdog report that outlined potential issues associated with use of the forms.

Taxes are due July 15. Here’s what you need to know

Katie Lobosco, CNN July 14, 2020

(CNN) -- This year's federal income tax deadline was postponed to July 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Internal Revenue Service has made it clear that Tax Day won't be pushed back again.Covid-19...

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trumps proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPAs budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

EPA weakens protections for streams and wetlands

Originally Published: 23 JAN 20 08:57 ETUpdated: 23 JAN 20 13:39 ET     (CNN) -- The Trump administration is removing some federal water protections, siding with requests from industry and farm groups...

Navigating science, politics: a rocky relationship

Colleen Carroll Sciences reporter December 5, 2019

Science and politics, though they seem very separate subjects, have actually been an interconnected system that has recently seen more tension, causing dissent between the two communities. Gabriella Paar-Jakli,...

Guest Column: Clean Power Plan meets some supreme skeptics

St. Louis Post-Dispatch February 16, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court's five conservative justices went out of their way to throw a roadblock in front of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan last week.In an unprecedented move, the majority bloc...

Guest column: Less ethanol is better

Bloomberg View December 6, 2015

Is the Environmental Protection Agency in the pocket of Big Oil? Is it siding with "climate deniers?" The claims are as ridiculous as they sound, but they may become more common now that the agency has...

Guest Column: Reining in the coal industry’s assault on public health

Lisa Garcia for LA Times April 15, 2015

One in five premature deaths are attributable to air pollution. Can EPA rules help?In late 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or MATS, to...

Court upholds EPA rule on cross-state pollution

Dina Cappiello April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON-In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power...

Opinion: Positive actions to celebrate Earth Day

April 21, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Monday, April 21:As the nation celebrates Earth Day on Tuesday, it's an excellent opportunity to highlight the positive initiatives taken in...

Comments (0)

Activate Search
The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2
environmental protection agency