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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Politics have trumped ethics in the Obama administration

    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the...
  • Climate change threat hits close to home for Md. [Letter]

    Climate change threat hits close to home for Md. [Letter]
    Maryland's coastal zones are the lifeblood of our state and especially vulnerable to sea level. That's why the terrifying news of the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet melt hits particularly close to home ("Historic sites face climate threats," May...
  • Carnival to spend $400 million to cut cruise ship pollution

    To meet caps on air emissions, Carnival Corp. has announced plans to spend $400 million to install technology to reduce pollution generated by its cruise ships. Miami-based Carnival, the world's largest cruise company, announced Thursday that it will...
  • Harbor Point gets final green light

    Harbor Point gets final green light
    Environmental regulators said Thursday that they gave the final go-ahead for construction of the Harbor Point project, allowing the developer to begin driving pilings next week for a new Exelon Corp. office tower at the former factory site laced with...
  • Energy company reaches agreement with EPA to clean up coal ash spill

    The Environmental Protection Agency and a top U.S. energy provider reached a settlement agreement Thursday in which the company agreed to clean up the remains of a February coal ash spill that contaminated 70 miles of river in North Carolina and Virginia....
  • Scientists enlist border collies to chase off beach-polluting gulls

    Scientists enlist border collies to chase off beach-polluting gulls
    Dogs aren’t usually associated with clean beaches. But new research has recognized border collies for their ability to chase off gulls that foul beach water and sand with their droppings. The experiment was launched two years ago by...
  • Minnesota bans triclosan, an ingredient in antibacterial soaps

    Triclosan, a controversial antimicrobial agent and registered pesticide found in antibacterial soaps and body washes, dishwashing liquids, cosmetics and toothpastes, is being banned in Minnesota effective Jan. 1, 2017. On Friday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed...
  • Vernon battery recycler cited by EPA for excessive lead emissions

    Vernon battery recycler cited by EPA for excessive lead emissions
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week accused a beleaguered Vernon battery recycler of repeatedly releasing too much lead into the air in violation of federal law. The Exide Technologies facility violated the federal Clean Air Act's lead...
  • Gansler ad touts his record on environment, but claims are overstated

    Gansler ad touts his record on environment, but claims are overstated
    A 30-second TV spot by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler touts his record enforcing environmental laws, vowing that if he's elected governor he'll continue to fight for clean air and a clean Chesapeake Bay. What the ad says: The spot opens with...
  • Portland's boil-water notice lifted; E. coli test comes back clean

    Portland's boil-water notice lifted; E. coli test comes back clean
    After a day of unease and a mad rush to buy bottled water, about 670,000 people in Portland, Ore., received the go-ahead Saturday to resume drinking tap water without having to boil it first. At 11 a.m., the Portland Water Bureau lifted a boil-water...
  • Monterey Shale finding is a setback and an opportunity for California

    Monterey Shale finding is a setback and an opportunity for California
    A new federal report that drastically downgrades the short-term oil potential of the Monterey Shale is the most official word on the subject, but not the first. Two years ago, a Wall Street analyst, in a report titled "The Mystery of the Missing...