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Environmental Politics

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  • RedBlueAmerica: Can the EPA stop global climate change?

    The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency may use the Clean Air Act to regulate major sources of greenhouse gases, such as factories and power plants. The agency wants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent over the...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • Tale of two legislators plot thickens in state's gas-drilling drama

    With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment). In a tale of two...
  • NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer

    NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer
    The Chesapeake Bay can expect bigger oxygen-depleted dead zones than average this summer, and many of the marine creatures that live in its depths will face a tougher struggle to survive. The forecast comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

    Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the...
  • Boehner's GOP House to sue Obama, but who'll sue the House?

    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) isn’t just speaking partisan craziness when he says he plans to initiate a lawsuit against President Obama for overzealous executive action — in other words, the president making law when Congress has...
  • Environmental groups concerned about looming water rule fight in Senate

    Environmental groups concerned about looming water rule fight in Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
  • Winnetka OKs $125,000 water quality project

    Winnetka OKs $125,000 water quality project
    The Winnetka Village Council on Tuesday unanimously approved launching a $125,000 water quality sampling and analysis project that officials said is likely needed to obtain a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency prior to constructing...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival

    EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the federal agency's proposed carbon rules are designed to boost nuclear plants that are struggling to compete. “There are a handful of nuclear facilities that because...
  • Grants target storm-water pollution

    Grants target storm-water pollution
    State and federal officials joined a Chesapeake Bay nonprofit Thursday in announcing the award of more than $3.7 million to 34 organizations to reduce storm-water pollution in Maryland and three neighboring states and the District of Columbia. Nine of the...