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  • Brooks Mountcastle: New coal-ash rule doesn't do enough to protect communities

    Pennsylvania is burdened with a staggering amount of coal ash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's much-anticipated national coal-ash rule came out late last year. While this first ever coal-ash rule is an important first step, it is a timid one....
  • Climate change: State lags whether phrase banned or not

    Climate change: State lags whether phrase banned or not
    Whether or not Florida Gov. Rick Scott banned the phrase "climate change," there's no question the state has not made the issue a priority. Low-lying Florida, which has the second-longest coastline of any state, is especially vulnerable to rising sea...
  • Burlington seeks loan to fund water tower rehab

    Burlington seeks loan to fund water tower rehab
    The Burlington Village Board recently voted to begin the process for an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency low interest loan to fund the rehabilitation of the village's water tower. The project includes maintenance work and repainting of the tower...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
  • Urban Miners Puts Old Home Materials To Good Use

    Urban Miners Puts Old Home Materials To Good Use
    Joe DeRisi worked hard to acquire his Connecticut demolition license even though he doesn't do demolition. DeRisi does take things apart — houses, barns, labs, what have you — but he does it carefully, lovingly, nail by nail. He doesn't...
  • Pennsylvania farms damaging Chesapeake

    Pennsylvania farms damaging Chesapeake
    For the second time in as many years, Pennsylvania's efforts to reduce agricultural pollution damaging the ecological health of Chesapeake Bay have received failing grades. The latest report, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the bay...
  • Climate-change group seeks probe, public records

    Climate-change group seeks probe, public records
    TALLAHASSEE - A dozen members of a climate change advocacy group dumped 43,000 petitions for an investigation and a public records request at Gov. Rick Scott’s office Friday. Forecast the Facts, a group “dedicated to ensuring that...
  • McAuliffe: No position on coal ash bill, despite DEQ head's backing

    Environmentalists said they are upset that one of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's top environmental officials testified in support Wednesday of federal legislation they say will hurt efforts to curb pollution from coal ash. Virginia Department of...
  • 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...
  • Students set an example at Green Living Fair

    Students set an example at Green Living Fair
    The annual Green Living Fair, now in its fifth year, drew a full house March 14 at the Libertyville Civic Center. Patrons visited the tables of 35 different exhibitors, donated bicycles to benefit developing nations and tried hands-on activities with...
  • Glastonbury Youth Wins Fishing Challenge

    Glastonbury Youth Wins Fishing Challenge
    GLASTONBURY — Nicholas Bourdoulous was one of four youths from across the state to catch a "top angler" award during the recent 7th annual trophy fish awards ceremony. Bourdoulous participated in the "fishing challenge" portion of Connecticut's...