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  • In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off

    In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off
    Seen from U.S. 101, northern Santa Barbara County looks to be mostly vineyards and cattle ranches, with majestic oak trees scattered across the dry rolling hills.
  • U.S. court upholds FERC rules on electric grid planning

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Friday upheld rules from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calling on utilities to take various actions, including increased planning of large transmission projects. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

    EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban

    EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban
    As the Obama administration launches a broad investigation of flame retardants used in furniture and other household goods, the nation's top environmental regulators are running into the limitations of a federal law that makes it practically impossible to...

    Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill

    Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill
    WASHINGTON — Chemical companies would need to provide more health and safety information about their products and regulators would have more authority to force harmful substances off the market under legislation approved along party lines...

    Toxic flame retardant may get a reprieve

    Toxic flame retardant may get a reprieve
    For a class of troublesome flame retardants, this appeared to be the end of an era. After years of study, scientists in the U.S. and Europe had reached an alarming conclusion: Flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, build up...