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  • Agencies admit failing to protect water sources from fuel pollution

     Agencies admit failing to protect water sources from fuel pollution
    The agencies charged with overseeing oil production and protecting California's ever-dwindling water sources from the industry's pollution all fell down on the job, one state official told a panel of peeved lawmakers Tuesday. During a testy two-hour...
  • There's an easy way to untangle regulatory knots

    There's an easy way to untangle regulatory knots
    As if federal budget negotiations weren't messy enough, President Obama is hoping to use the process simultaneously to untangle regulatory knots, starting with food safety. His 2016 budget proposal lays out how a dozen or so agencies, enforcing more...
  • Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill

    Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill
    Environmental activists delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday demanding a public report and investigation into at least 1,600 gallons of heavy crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan last year from BP's Whiting refinery. The volunteer groups...
  • Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury

    Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury
    Long before coal-fired power plants were known as major contributors to global warming, they were pegged as the primary airborne source of mercury, as well as emitters of many other pollutants. Mercury is extremely toxic; when it falls into waterways...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court 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...
  • EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court

    EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court
    Twenty-five years in the making, a new nationwide rule is set to take effect this spring that will sharply restrict coal and oil-fired power plants from releasing mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants into the air and, eventually, into rivers...
  • 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...
  • Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative

    Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative
    Decades after scientists described the ways in which air pollution scars and shrivels young lungs, groundbreaking research out of USC has delivered the good news that clean-air regulations are making a difference. In a longitudinal study that measured...
  • State Senate leader urges regulators to close Exide plant in Vernon

    State Senate leader urges regulators to close Exide plant in Vernon
    California's senate leader is demanding that state regulators immediately close and begin cleaning up an embattled Vernon battery recycling plant that has spewed lead and arsenic into surrounding neighborhoods over decades of operation. In a letter sent...
  • EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste

    EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste
    Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity....
  • High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

    High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water
    Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells. Data culled from the first year of those tests found significant concentrations of the...