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On February 18, 2004, we issued a report updating the appropriations and expenditure data for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund program that we included in our July 2003 report on the status of the program.
Before 1850, an estimated 16 million salmon and steelhead returned to the Columbia River Basin annually to spawn. Over the past 25 years, the number of salmon and steelhead returning to the Columbia River Basin has averaged only 660,000 per year although annual population levels have varied widely.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes that more than 20,000 bodies of water throughout the country are too polluted to meet water quality standards. States use different approaches to identify impaired waters.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on revision of standards of performance for nitrogen oxide emissions from fossil-fuel fired steam generating units; and revisions to reporting requirements for standards of performance for new fossil-fuel...