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  • City Council president to request hearing on $2B more in debt for water system

    City Council president to request hearing on $2B more in debt for water system
    To investigate the possibly of future water rate increases, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Monday will request a hearing to discuss a request by the Department of Public Works to borrow up to $2 billion. The city...
  • GOP pleads ignorance while our planet melts [Commentary]

    GOP pleads ignorance while our planet melts [Commentary]
    It is irreversible now. And there's a word that should get everybody's attention. Last month, two groups of scientists, publishing separately in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters, issued reports that came to alarmingly similar...
  • Obama Administration unveils sweeping carbon proposal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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....
  • Former EPA chiefs say it's time to act on climate change

    WASHINGTON Four administrators of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who served under Republican presidents told a Senate panel Wednesday that climate change is real and the federal government has the responsibility and the legal authority to combat...
  • Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule

     Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule
    The Clean Water Act, which has been on the books since 1972,, has slowed the degradation of the nation's lakes, rivers and streams by blocking polluters from using waterways as sewers. Careful oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency has brought...
  • EPA greenhouse gas rule may lay new bet on future natural gas supplies

    The Obama administration's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30% by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies. The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and...
  • Capping carbon dioxide emissions is crucial [Letter]

    Capping carbon dioxide emissions is crucial [Letter]
    Although recent national news has focused on the latest political events and gun attacks, the Obama administration's new rules forcing reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is far more important ("Carbon rules can work," June 2)....
  • Ford lowers fuel economy ratings for Fiesta and hybrids, will pay owners again

    Ford lowers fuel economy ratings for Fiesta and hybrids, will pay owners again
    For the second time in a year, Ford has had to lower its fuel economy ratings on the C-Max Hybrid. This time, six models get reduced mpg ratings, including the 2014 Fiesta, 2013-14 Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in, the 2013-14  C-Max Energi plug-...
  • 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...
  • Chesapeake Bay states sign onto new bay agreement

    Chesapeake Bay states sign onto new bay agreement
    A new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement was signed Monday, breaking ground on two fronts: For the first time, all seven bay watershed jurisdictions pledged to work on goals beyond water quality, and climate change is included as a critical...
  • U.S. states sign regional pact to restore Chesapeake Bay

    By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - An agreement to restore the Chesapeake Bay by protecting its vast drainage area from pollution was signed on Monday by officials that included governors from six U.S. states. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed...