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Environmental Cleanup

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  • The free-market legal foundation behind threat to manatee's endangered status

    The free-market legal foundation behind threat to manatee's endangered status
    They successfully fought to strip the wood stork of its endangered status and won the first skirmish to do the same to the manatee. Their clients range from small businesses to Florida's powerful home building industry. Lawyers for the California-...
  • June 28 Letters: People Express, constitutional convention, protect the bay

    Diamond in the rough In a couple of days Peoples Express takes off from Newport News to embark on some cities where we never had non-stops access. The editorial the Daily Press wrote a few weeks ago was dead on in reference to the support each one of us...
  • Supreme Court reaffirms EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Wednesday, June 25: For the third time in seven years, the Supreme Court this week reaffirmed the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. It'...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Can the EPA stop global climate change?

    The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency may use the Clean Air Act to regulate major sources of greenhouse gases, such as factories and power plants. The agency wants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent over the...
  • Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

    Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the...
  • State set to give parkland to Orange County

    State set to give parkland to Orange County
    Some of the most prized and protected public wilderness in Orange County is likely to be given Tuesday to Orange County. The St. Johns River Water Management District board is set for a vote to hand the county full ownership of 111 acres of Hal Scott...
  • Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling

    Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling
    Alarmed by the spread of oil drilling in the Everglades, environmental activists and some lawmakers are pressing for stricter regulation of the energy industry and a state ban on new fracking-like techniques that blast open oil deposits near Florida's...
  • Activists say California fighting pollution globally but not locally

    Activists say California fighting pollution globally but not locally
    In the Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new relief. But one big move by Shell to...
  • Searching for elusive steelhead trout in the Los Angeles River

    Searching for elusive steelhead trout in the Los Angeles River
    On a recent sweltering weekday morning, environmental scientist Rosi Dagit waded into the murky water at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. Leaning hard against the current and trying not to slip on the rocks, she began pulling a seine net across a...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says

    When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately toldĀ 300,000 people not to use the water. Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....