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  • Analysis: A bipartisan push on toxic chemicals makes some Democrats fume

    WASHINGTON �� For a snapshot of the strangeness of Washington, circa 2015, consider the recently introduced Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Named for the late Democratic senator from New Jersey, the bill would reform the nation's 40-year-old chemical-safety law. A bipartisan consensus favoring the measure seems to be forming in the Senate. Hurray for Congress getting something done!
  • EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court

    EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court
    Twenty-five years in the making, a new nationwide rule is set to take effect this spring that will sharply restrict coal and oil-fired power plants from releasing mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants into the air and, eventually, into rivers...

    Chemical regulation overhaul bill faces opposition in Senate

    A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health...

    Frosh criticizes chemical regulation bill as too weak

    Frosh criticizes chemical regulation bill as too weak
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday criticized a bipartisan bill intended to overhaul federal chemical regulations because it would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to preempt the oversight of some chemicals by...

    Proposal would allow neighbors to share cost, credit for solar projects

    Proposal would allow neighbors to share cost, credit for solar projects
    In hopes of bringing solar energy to the masses, the Citizens Utility Board and Environmental Defense Fund on Tuesday announced a proposal to allow Illinois neighborhoods to invest in solar projects together and share in the compensation credits that...