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Environmental Politics

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  • Florida wants federal help to combat climate change

    WASHINGTON Citing South Florida's unique view on climate change, a Broward County commissioner told a Senate panel Tuesday that the issue is one of the most pressing the region now faces and that local governments will help usher in necessary changes....
  • States, cities get creative about recycling water

    WASHINGTON Overwhelmed by severe drought, the Oklahoma legislature passed a law this year to help communities make the most of their water resources by treating and reusing wastewater. As drought spread over 80 percent of the state, Oklahoma cities...
  • EPA chief defends power plant rule against GOP charges of overreach

    WASHINGTON The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday strongly defended the approach and legitimacy of an Obama administration power plant rule that Republicans attacked as regulatory overreach and Democrats said was vital. In a hearing...
  • A tale of two carbon taxes

    Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened. While the repeal has long been anticipated Prime Minister Tony Abbott campaigned to scrap the tax and has been gearing up to repeal it ever since...
  • Petcoke firm threatens lawsuit over city rules

    Petcoke firm threatens lawsuit over city rules
    Escalating a fight with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a company that stores enormous mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side is threatening to sue unless city officials allow the gritty piles to remain uncovered for another four years. KCBX Terminals,...
  • Chicago City Council: Meddling with your gas tank

    Chicago City Council: Meddling with your gas tank
    The Chicago City Council has a long history of doing nefarious things to its citizens, but as far as we can tell, it has never tried to ruin your car’s engine. There’s a first for everything. A council committee is set to hold a hearing...
  • EPA's proposed limits pose roadblock for Alaska's Bristol Bay mine

    EPA's proposed limits pose roadblock for Alaska's Bristol Bay mine
    The Obama administration proposed mining restrictions in Alaska on Friday that would protect what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency described as “one of the world's most valuable salmon fisheries,” but which critics said could...
  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • Park Ridge aldermen balk at pricetag for flood work

    Park Ridge aldermen balk at pricetag for flood work
    A sewer project aimed at relieving chronic flooding near the Park Ridge Country Club is on pause after aldermen balked at approving a more than $1 million engineering contract with the firm that has overseen the city's flood control work to date....
  • CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]

    CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]
    While Maryland is well positioned for complying with Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary carbon regulations, mandating a 30 percent nationwide reduction in CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030, those proposed regulations by themselves will do...