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  • Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
  • Baltimore AmeriCorps program gets $200K EPA job-training grant

    Baltimore AmeriCorps program gets $200K EPA job-training grant
    A Baltimore nonprofit AmeriCorps program will receive $200,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant money to train 72 city residents for careers in environmental cleanup work. The nonprofit, Civic Works, was one of 18 groups nationwide that...
  • Calculating the costs of pollution

     Calculating the costs of pollution
    Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards. The regulation is expected to prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,...
  • New England Leading The Way In Capping Carbon Emissions

    New England Leading The Way In Capping Carbon Emissions
    New England's five-year head start on capping greenhouse gases is expected to make light work of a requirement proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The rule proposed Monday requires...
  • China's planned urban growth bodes ill for environment

    Premier Li Keqiang wants to wean the Chinese economy off its dependence on export trade in cheap electronics, clothes, toys and tchotchkes of all variety. Let the Chinese people consume instead, he says, and let them consume products and services of...
  • Auto Shop Owner Sues Pratt, Ex-Landlord, Blames Them For Exposure To Chemicals In Workplace

    The operator of an automotive shop in Rocky Hill is suing his former landlord and the building's previous owner, Pratt & Whitney, alleging that they failed to warn him about harmful chemicals that caused serious medical issues for him and his workers....
  • There are hidden costs of not moving forward with carbon reduction

    The discussion on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon rules has quite properly centered around cost. I have been dismayed, however, that the discussion has been entirely focused on whether electrical rates will rise or fall and...
  • Obama acts to curb carbon

     Obama acts to curb carbon
    Rousing the public to do something about the growing federal debt is not easy. The dangers it poses are distant and vague. The immediate effects are not apparent. Any measure to cut deficits looks trivial next to the scale of the problem. Doing nothing is...
  • EPA unveils sweeping rules to cut carbon emissions

    EPA unveils sweeping rules to cut carbon emissions
    The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy. The Environmental...
  • Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

    Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
    Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess. The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
  • Maker of powerful rat poison will cease production in July

    Maker of powerful rat poison will cease production in July
    After years of battling federal environmental officials, the maker of d-CON has agreed to stop producing for the consumer market certain rat poisons that have accidentally harmed children, wildlife and pets. The company's rodent-control products will be...