Environmental Protection Agency

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.
Report: Lead Levels In Water May Be Higher Than Tests IndicateThe city says the lead levels in Chicago drinking water meet federal standards – but a new report says that might not be good enough.
Feds: Make Chicago River Clean Enough To Swim InThe Obama administration is warning that the Chicago River is not as clean as it should be, and state environmental officials must set up tougher clean water standards.
Agreement To Cut Pollution In Northwest IndianaAn agreement has reportedly been reached aimed at reducing air pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
City To Test Water For Cancer-Causing MetalThe City of Chicago will begin testing for the substance hexavalent chromium, after a study found high levels of the cancer-causing metal in tap water in the city and suburbs.
Report: Cancer-Causing Metal In Chicago WaterThere's a new scientific study in the news that says alarming amounts of a cancer-causing metal have been found in Chicago drinking water. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.