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  • Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits

    Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits
    WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
  • Edison and contractor are blamed for flaws that shut down San Onofre

    Edison and contractor are blamed for flaws that shut down San Onofre
    Federal regulators said Southern California Edison Co. and a contractor were responsible for design flaws that led to the permanent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in June. To the frustration of critics, the Nuclear Regulatory...
  • The nuclear question likely to be key issue in Iran-U.S. talks

     The nuclear question likely to be key issue in Iran-U.S. talks
    UNITED NATIONS — After Secretary of State John F. Kerry sits down Thursday with his Iranian counterpart to start the highest level talks between the two nations in 34 years, negotiators for the two sides are likely to grapple with a highly sensitive...
  • Public backs Keystone pipeline, power-plant emissions curbs, poll says

    Public backs Keystone pipeline, power-plant emissions curbs, poll says
    WASHINGTON -- In the debate over energy and climate change, the public continues to give support to both sides, according to a a new poll. By more than a 2-1 margin, respondents in a new Pew Research Center poll said they favor building the Keystone...
  • Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris has a big business dream: China

    Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris has a big business dream: China
    The city of Lancaster has few Chinese restaurants. Its mayor cannot use chopsticks. And he has tried and failed to learn Mandarin. But that doesn't stop R. Rex Parris from dreaming of creating an oasis for Chinese investment in this Mojave Desert town....
  • Consolidated water and sewer operation a good idea for Harford [Editorial]

    The idea of having Harford County served by a single governmental entity responsible for providing clean water and treating sewage on the whole is a good one. There are, however, aspects of such a system that deserve close public scrutiny as the water and...
  • BP oil refinery waste piles up on Southeast Side

    BP oil refinery waste piles up on Southeast Side
    Just south of the Chicago Skyway bridge, a dusty byproduct of the Canadian oil boom is piling up in huge black mountains along the Calumet River. More is on the way. A lot more. By the end of the year, the oil giant BP is expected to complete work...
  • Thousands of lives at risk and L.A.'s quake retrofit law isn't helping

    Thousands of lives at risk and L.A.'s quake retrofit law isn't helping
    When investor Izek Shomof and his family bought the faded Hayward Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, it was home to hundreds of low-income residents, many living alone in single-room units. He decided to keep the building as a residential hotel, so the city...
  • GAO questions disparities in nuclear plant oversight

    GAO questions disparities in nuclear plant oversight
    A new government report raises questions about the consistency of federal nuclear power plant oversight, noting regional disparities in the frequency with which plants - including Maryland's Calvert Cliffs - have been cited for safety problems or...
  • Foreign travel: State Department renews Colombia warning

    1. The State Department this month renewed its warning on Colombia, noting that people travel safely to the South American country but that "violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities." 2. The...
  • Mexico: Fatal explosion at candy factory in Ciudad Juarez

    Mexico: Fatal explosion at candy factory in Ciudad Juarez
    MEXICO CITY -- An explosion at a candy factory Thursday on Mexico’s border with Texas did major damage to the building, killed at least one worker and injured dozens more, authorities said. The blast in an industrial park of maquiladoras in the...