EPA http://kcur.org en EPA Promotes Water Rule To Farmers http://kcur.org/post/epa-promotes-water-rule-farmers <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is touring farm country, trying to assure farmers that the agency isn’t asking for more authority over farmers and ranchers’ lands.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:40:53 +0000 Kristofor Husted 58667 at http://kcur.org EPA Promotes Water Rule To Farmers EPA Grants May Help Redevelop Parts Of Kansas, Missouri http://kcur.org/post/epa-grants-may-help-redevelop-parts-kansas-missouri <p>The EPA has awarded $1.2 million for projects in a 15-county area of northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri. The money will be used to redevelop underused or abandoned properties, and to train residents and help them land environmental jobs.</p><p>The grants are being administered by the Mo-Kan Regional Council.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:27:17 +0000 Bryan Thompson 57757 at http://kcur.org The Impact Of EPA's Emissions Standards On Missouri And Kansas http://kcur.org/post/impact-epas-emissions-standards-missouri-and-kansas <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:22:45 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 56898 at http://kcur.org The Impact Of EPA's Emissions Standards On Missouri And Kansas New Carbon Dioxide Limits Could Mean Big Changes For Coal-Powered States Like Missouri, Illinois http://kcur.org/post/new-carbon-dioxide-limits-could-mean-big-changes-coal-powered-states-missouri-illinois The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first-ever rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The proposal sparked immediate debate over the impact, especially in states such as Missouri that depend heavily on coal.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Coal is transported by train from Wyoming to fuel Ameren Missouri&#039;s power plants, like this one in Labadie." data-attribution="Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:11:36 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 56724 at http://kcur.org New Carbon Dioxide Limits Could Mean Big Changes For Coal-Powered States Like Missouri, Illinois EPA Awards $30K Health Care Grant To Black Health Care Coalition http://kcur.org/post/epa-awards-30k-health-care-grant-black-health-care-coalition <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;">The recently confirmed Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency was in Kansas City, Mo. Wednesday to present a federal grant to the Black Health Care Coalition.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:50:59 +0000 Laura Ziegler 46438 at http://kcur.org EPA Awards $30K Health Care Grant To Black Health Care Coalition The Clean Air Act 50 Years Later http://kcur.org/post/clean-air-act-50-years-later <p>Clean air, you’d think it would be a no brainer, but it took an act of Congress to make it a law. There are 20 coal power plants in Missouri, and they expose over 4.7 million people within a 30 mile radius, to their exhaust. In Kansas there are eight coal power plants.</p><p>It’s been almost 50 years since the Clean Air Act was made into law, and the way the public views clean air has radically changed from then to now. Stephen Steigman hosts this discussion on the changing culture of environmental protection.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:11:52 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 46362 at http://kcur.org EPA To Hold Public Forum On Carbon Emission In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/epa-hold-public-forum-carbon-emission-kansas <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is looking for input on how to cut carbon emissions from the nation's power plants, but they're doing it in&nbsp;a different way this time around. They're looking for ideas from the public during 11 hearings nationwide, including a hearing Monday in Lenexa, Kan. &nbsp;</p><p>Normally, the EPA would research the issue, develop some proposed rules and then take public comments on the proposals. But this time, they’re first looking for ideas from the public, the industry and stakeholders for ways to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:28:59 +0000 Stephen Koranda 46268 at http://kcur.org One Grant To Fund Two-City Blight Battle In Metro KC http://kcur.org/post/one-grant-fund-two-city-blight-battle-metro-kc <p></p><p>The two Kansas Cities have won a $600,000 federal grant from the Environmental&nbsp; Protection Agency to restore a score or more environmentally blighted areas.&nbsp;</p><p>The project to be called One-KC Brownfields Coalition will include hazard cleanup, urban farms, orchards and gardens.</p><p>The properties are in a swath across state line.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They lie in the central city of Kansas City Kansas and roughly bordered by&nbsp; the Missouri River and 31</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Kansas City, Mo.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:34:24 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40453 at http://kcur.org Iola Site Among Nine Added To Superfund List http://kcur.org/post/iola-site-among-nine-added-superfund-list <p>The Superfund National Priorities List now includes nine new sites-one of them where a smelter used to operate on the east side of Iola.</p><p>The EPA says the soil on hundreds of residential and commercial properties in and around Iola is contaminated with lead, arsenic, cadmium and zinc. EPA Region 7 spokeswoman Dianna Whitaker says the biggest concern is lead.</p><p>“Children can get into that lead—especially young children," she says. "They put their hands in their mouths, and then they can be exposed and absorb lead, and lead is very dangerous for young children."</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:13:37 +0000 Bryan Thompson 37166 at http://kcur.org EPA Administrator 'Surprised' At Kansas Move Benefits http://kcur.org/post/epa-administrator-surprised-kansas-move-benefits <p>Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says every aspect explored proves the wisdom of moving the Agency’s regional headquarters to Lenexa, Kansas.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:48:14 +0000 Dan Verbeck 28524 at http://kcur.org EPA Administrator 'Surprised' At Kansas Move Benefits Food Is UMKC Focus On America Recycles Day http://kcur.org/post/food-umkc-focus-america-recycles-day <p>The Region Seven Administrator of the&nbsp; Environmental &nbsp;Protection Agency holds up University of Missouri-Kansas City’s food recovery and&nbsp; dining&nbsp; recycling programs as examples to emulate. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:58:52 +0000 Dan Verbeck 27653 at http://kcur.org Food Is UMKC Focus On America Recycles Day Soil Cleanup Underway In Southwest Missouri http://kcur.org/post/soil-cleanup-underway-southwest-missouri <p>When the tornado tore through Joplin and Duquesne in southwest Mo. in May 2011, not only did it kill 161 people and destroy thousands of buildings, it also unearthed something dangerous: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:38:48 +0000 Michele Skalicky 25573 at http://kcur.org Soil Cleanup Underway In Southwest Missouri Filling An Empty Shell: What Will Replace The EPA In Downtown KCK? http://kcur.org/post/filling-empty-shell-what-will-replace-epa-downtown-kck <p>The Environmental Protection Agencies’ Regional Headquarter Offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas will officially be relocating to a new location this fall. Their new home? The former Applebee’s headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:52:06 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 19181 at http://kcur.org Filling An Empty Shell: What Will Replace The EPA In Downtown KCK? Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, December 22, 2011 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-thursday-december-22-2011 <p>A daily digest of the headlines from KCUR.</p> <p> * Missing Student Found, Not Abducted<br /> * KC Mayor Pushes For Control Of Schools<br /> * Benedictine Student Dies In Wintry Mix<br /> * EPA Sets New Standards For Power Plants</p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 13:36:25 +0000 Maria Carter 9483 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, December 22, 2011 Road Builders Accused of Polluting http://kcur.org/post/road-builders-accused-polluting <p>Kansas City, KS – The Environmental Protection Agency accuses MoDOT of failing to protect streams along two highway construction jobs. Inspectors allegedly found sediment was allowed to seep into a half dozen creeks and unnamed tributaries in Camden and Wayne Counties in central Missouri.</p> Thu, 02 Sep 2010 22:58:16 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7027 at http://kcur.org EPA Attempts To Limit Amish And Mennonite Pesticide Use http://kcur.org/post/epa-attempts-limit-amish-and-mennonite-pesticide-use <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cfa9f855d1d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cfa9f855d1d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cfa9f855d1d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-891037.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Rich Hill, Mo. – The University of Missouri, in a campaign funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, is trying to teach Missouri Amish and Mennonite farmers more environmentally-friendly farming practices.</p> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:01:52 +0000 Alex Smith 6419 at http://kcur.org EPA Attempts To Limit Amish And Mennonite Pesticide Use