The village of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., sits along the Hoosick River in eastern New York. Elevated levels of a suspected carcinogen known as PFOA were found in the village's well water, which is now filtered. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Elevated Levels Of Suspected Carcinogen Found In States' Drinking Water
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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller speaks to the media Sunday in Detroit, apologizing for the scandal that has plunged the German auto giant into crisis. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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'We Didn't Lie,' Volkswagen CEO Says Of Emissions Scandal
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The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that additional diesel Volkswagens were equipped with "defeat devices," making them run more cleanly during testing. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Kevin Murphy says he is proud of what he and the other workers do at the Rosebud mine, including digging the coal and reclaiming the land afterward. Amy Martin/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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New EPA Rules Motivate Montana To Look Beyond Coal
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After the Animas River spill, rancher Irving Shaggy is forced to travel a 70-mile round trip to get water for his livestock. "It's going to be a long struggle," he says. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Navajo Nation Farmers Feel The Weight Of Colorado Mine Spill
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Workers use perforating tools to create fractures in rock. An EPA study finds that "fracking" to reach and extract deep pockets of hydrocarbons has not caused widespread drinking water pollution. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies at an oversight hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 23. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Attorney General Eric Holder listens at right as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington on Monday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Former President Bill Clinton hugs House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California as another Democrat, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, looks on at Wednesday's ceremony naming the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters for him. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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EPA Building Named For Bill Clinton; He Says That's Fitting
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East Boston, Mass., in 1973 (left) and in 2012. Michael P. Manheim/Environmental Protection Agency hide caption

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Documenting America's Environments: Then And Now
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