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Environmental Politics

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  • Peninsula budgets: Smoother sailing with improving economy

    Peninsula budgets: Smoother sailing with improving economy
    Peninsula localites are beginning to feel the impacts of an improved economy, and it's showing up in their budgets. The slash-and-burn budgets of a few years ago are being replaced with modest spending growth in operating budgets and larger increases in...
  • Hispanic organization's president leaves, successor named

    As she did for all board meetings at her home, Joyce Masterson made chili. But when she filled the slow cooker earlier this month, she had bittersweet emotions. It was her last meeting as president and CEO of the Organization of Hispanic and Latin...
  • Section of Mississippi River reopened after diesel fuel leak

    The Coast Guard says a 35-mile section of the Mississippi River has reopened after a pipeline ruptured and leaked diesel fuel in southwestern Illinois. In a statement Saturday, the Coast Guard says the pipeline has been secured and the incident is...
  • Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants

    Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants
    Gov. Larry Hogan is reconsidering his predecessor's attempt to make coal-fired power plants install costly new pollution controls, switch to cleaner-burning fuel or shut down. Three months after yanking a clear-air rule issued by Democratic Gov....
  • DEP to do on-site check of IESI landfill for odor

    DEP to do on-site check of IESI landfill for odor
    The state Department of Environmental Protection sent a letter to Lower Saucon Township, saying it will evaluate IESI Bethlehem Landfill's gas-collection system and ground covering to determine if they could be contributing to an odor residents believe is...
  • Wetlands play a vital role in flood protection

    Wetlands play a vital role in flood protection
    Not long ago, wetlands were considered mere roadblocks to development — nuisances that had to be drained to be useful. But appreciation for these soggy, boggy areas has grown in recent years as their role in protecting against floods and in...
  • Dominion Virginia Power to close coal ash ponds in state

    Dominion Virginia Power is closing all its coal ash ponds in the state to comply with new state and federal standards, the utility announced Friday. The closures of nine ponds will occur at four power plants: Bremo Power Station in Fluvanna County,...
  • Industry veteran has found stable niche in turbulent coal industry

    ST. LOUIS For almost half a century, Chuck Welsh has been selling coal. One of three partners of independent coal dealer Castle Rock Carbon and Coal, Welsh has been in the coal business since 1968 first for the railroads, then Peabody Energy, and now his...
  • North side residents ready themselves for sewer work

    North side residents ready themselves for sewer work
    River Forest homeowners are resigned to the inconvenience a multi-million-dollar sewer project will bring. "It's going to be a mess," said Ira Asher, who lives on Keystone Avenue, north of Greenfield Street, where prep work for the project began April...
  • County seems set on staying in bay coalition

    County seems set on staying in bay coalition
    The Carroll County Board of Commissioners seems to be leaning toward remaining a member of the Clean Chesapeake Coalition, despite other member counties leaving the group and the possibility of membership dues increasing beyond $25,000 annually....
  • Consumer Reports: Eat the peach, not the pesticide

    A recent Consumer Reports survey of 1,050 people found that pesticides are a concern for 85 percent of Americans. Are these worries justified? And should we all be buying organics, which can cost an average 49 percent more than standard produce?...