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February 3, 2000
This site on biological indicators, from the Environmental Protection Agency, offers basic, yet critical, information on biological indicators-- those organisms that, because of their sensitivity to changes in the environment, can provide accurate information about the health of a specific river, stream, lake, wetland, or estuary. Links are included.
April 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A lone senator moved to block President Bush's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the White House and the EPA of stonewalling his requests for data from the agency on air pollution. Utilizing a power enjoyed by all senators, Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.) put a temporary hold on the nomination of Stephen L. Johnson, the EPA's acting chief, to serve as the agency's next administrator.
April 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., will propose new requirements to protect against such disease-causing viruses and bacteria as E. coli and cryptosporidium in tap water when communities rely on public wells for their supply, Clinton administration officials say. The proposal would require municipal water agencies to use disinfectants if such threats pose a risk.
June 5, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Virginia will avoid Environmental Protection Agency sanctions by complying with its demand to devise a new method of testing vehicle emissions. The state will do whatever it takes to avoid a shutdown of northern Virginia road projects, including $132 million in road improvements for Disney's planned America theme park, state Transportation Secretary Robert Martinez said. The EPA threatened to halt the projects if the state does not submit a suitable plan.
July 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency announced that a California pediatrician will be nominated to head the department's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. EPA Administrator Carol Browner, in a speech before the National Press Club, said the Clinton Administration will nominate Dr. Lynn R. Goldman, 42, who heads the environmental control division of the California Department of Health Services.
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