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Environmental Politics

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  • Republicans formerly cared about clean air

    Smog used to be a dirty four-letter word in Republican politics. In 1970, the Clean Air Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support of 73-0 and was signed into law by a Republican president, Richard Nixon. Twenty years later another Republican...
  • Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'

    Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former Democratic lawmaker from Southern Maryland as the state's health secretary Tuesday as he continued to fill key posts in his administration. In addition to appointing former Del. Van T. Mitchell to head the Department...
  • Top national, international business stories of 2014

    Top national, international business stories of 2014
    So many stories, so hard to choose a top 12. The world of business didn't disappoint in 2014, with megadeals, a fictional assassination plot, hacking and new agreements to clear the air dominating the news. Long-suffering Detroit took a big step...
  • River Forest in 2014: Fresh Thyme grabs Dominick's, lab pulls out, new plumbing plugged in

    River Forest in 2014: Fresh Thyme grabs Dominick's, lab pulls out, new plumbing plugged in
    Despite its reputation as a bedroom community, River Forest didn't lack for excitement in 2014. Here are a few stories that jumped out at us as we looked back on the year in the village. Just in thyme Eager to find a new tenant for a vacated Dominick'...
  • Middletown Health Department Offering Radon Test Kits For Residents

    MIDDLETOWN — The city health department is offering a limited number of free radon test kits for residents in January as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Radon Action Month. With proof of residency, the kits can be picked up in...
  • How to recycle your gadgets after the holidays

    The holidays are great for getting new gadgets, from new smartphones to 3-D TVs. But the gift-giving season is among the most wasteful periods of the year. Technology is a growing part of the problem -- the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that...
  • Top region stories of 2014

    Top region stories of 2014
    Anne Arundel Schuh and Neuman primary battle was bitter, expensive In a political year that had its share of statewide surprises, the county executive race between appointed incumbent Laura Neuman and state Del. Steve Schuh dominated headlines,...
  • State Easing New Rules Aimed At Cutting Storm Runoff Pollution

    State Easing New Rules Aimed At Cutting Storm Runoff Pollution
    HARTFORD — A deluge of protests from municipal officials over the potential costs involved with new state proposals to reduce pollution from storm runoff has prompted the state's environmental agency to revise its regulatory plans. A spokesman...
  • Mary Nichols has 'rock star' influence as top air quality regulator

    A meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and Chevron executives was ending when an oil company official turned to Mary Nichols, California's top regulator for air pollution. There was only so much Chevron could do to meet the state's rules, he told her. "I...
  • Fish Hatcheries' Supporters Fear They Could Be On Budget Chopping Block Again

    Fish Hatcheries' Supporters Fear They Could Be On Budget Chopping Block Again
    BERLIN — The folks who run the Kensington Hatchery and their colleagues at the two other state fish-raising operations worry a lot about predators. Herons, kingfishers, osprey and eagles snatch thousands of young trout and salmon from hatchery...
  • Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits

    Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits
    The amount of lung-damaging ozone inhaled by Orange County residents in recent years would exceed new limits for the pollutant that were proposed recently by the federal government. A push by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for further...