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  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

    In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.
  • BP agrees to pay $18.7-billion settlement in Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    Five years after the nation’s worst oil spill scarred fragile shorelines along the Gulf of Mexico and sent economies into a tailspin, the British oil company BP has reached an $18.7-billion settlement designed to close one of the most contentious...

    Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological...

    Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants

     Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants
    The Supreme Court dealt a blow Monday to the Obama administration’s environmental plans, deciding that efforts to sharply limit hazardous power plant emissions must also consider their costs. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the...

    Talen nonchalant about Supreme Court ruling

    Talen Corp. shrugged off Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. That's because the newly created Allentown power generator is already...