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Environmental Politics

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  • Bill pulls back NC environment mandate on public funds, land

    Leading North Carolina business lobbying groups are pushing to scale back a 1971 state law that requires government agencies to evaluate the potential results of spending public dollars or disturbing public lands on the environment. Republican...
  • Pennsylvania municipalities targeted in clean water crackdown

    Pennsylvania municipalities targeted in clean water crackdown
    The visit from environmental inspectors had the nerve-rattling effect of an IRS audit. Three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staffers and a pair of engineers from Colorado spent two days in Manor Township, Lancaster County, poring over page after...
  • Feds appeal Utah ruling striking down prairie dog rules

    U.S. Department of Justice lawyers are appealing a court ruling striking down federal protections for the Utah prairie dog, a decision that animal rights activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson in...
  • Noble Energy agrees to settle Colorado air pollution case

    Large oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to a settlement over alleged air-pollution violations north of Denver, a deal federal officials say could cost the company up to $73.5 million. The proposed deal, filed in federal court Wednesday, comes...
  • Nuclear power industry hopes for a new era

    For decades, the U.S. nuclear power industry has stood at a virtual standstill, a victim of economics and fears over safety. But as President Barack Obama prepares to issue new carbon-emission regulations targeting the power industry, nuclear companies...
  • EPA changes plan for New Bedford harbor cleanup

    The Environmental Protection Agency is changing its plans to dispose of contaminated sediment from New Bedford's harbor cleanup along the shoreline. The EPA initially planned to bury the PCB-contaminated sediment in cells called confined disposal...
  • Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

    With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S. So far, the quakes have been mostly small and have done...
  • Auerfarm Celebrates Spring And A New Reserve

    BLOOMFIELD — Auerfarm has been celebrating Earth Day almost as long as the movement to protect the environment has been around. But this year the 4-H Education Center has a little something extra to celebrate, with the announcement that the state...
  • Trustees stress damage of prolonged pollution on NY river

    Government trustees assessing damage to the Hudson River from prolonged PCB contamination on Thursday stressed the widespread harm to its fish as a final season of dredging looms. The updated fisheries report released by the Hudson River Natural...
  • Sierra Club, doctors to sue Hogan on power plant pollution

    Sierra Club, doctors to sue Hogan on power plant pollution
    The Sierra Club and a doctors group said Wednesday that they plan to sue Gov. Larry Hogan's administration for failing to enforce regulations that compel power plants to limit smog pollution. The groups submitted a 30-day notice of their intent to file a...
  • Clean-water advocate takes Earth Day swim at Superfund site

    A clean-water advocate took an Earth Day swim in the polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. "I'm going in!" yelled Christopher Swain, wearing a yellow-and-black protective suit and a green swim cap as he crossed a railing into the water near a...