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Environmental Politics

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  • Analysis: A bipartisan push on toxic chemicals makes some Democrats fume

    WASHINGTON �� For a snapshot of the strangeness of Washington, circa 2015, consider the recently introduced Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Named for the late Democratic senator from New Jersey, the bill would...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ PETTY ATTACKS ON BROWN SHOW THAT TROOPERS NEED AN OUTSIDE LEADER It's starting to look like Gov. Tom Wolf did the right thing when he went outside the ranks of the Pennsylvania state troopers in picking...
  • DC area tops nation in number of energy-efficient buildings

    The nation's capital is now the top city in the country for energy-efficient buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that the District of Columbia and its suburbs have earned the top spot on its list of U.S. metropolitan...
  • Connecticut aims to step up sewage removal from boats

    Boaters, the state of Connecticut wants your sewage. State environmental officials are aiming to collect more than 1 million gallons of sewage this season from recreational vessels in Long Island Sound. The amount of sewage, mostly human waste, pumped...
  • Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated

    Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated
    For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to suck through elaborate tubing. We might even hire a doctor to have it...
  • Feds celebrate sage grouse deal with Oregon ranchers

    The Obama administration and Gov. Kate Brown joined with Oregon ranchers to celebrate agreements they all hope will help keep the sage grouse off the endangered species list. The agreements announced Friday in Bend, Oregon, give ranchers incentives to...
  • Schools likely to stick with crumb rubber turf

    Schools likely to stick with crumb rubber turf
    After chemical tests showed there is no hazardous amount of toxic materials in the artificial turf fields installed at several Glendale schools, officials in the Glendale school district are likely to stick with the turf material they’ve been...
  • Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. Will the new CTfastrak bus route change the way you commute? A ribbon cutting for the new bus rapid transit system is scheduled for Friday, followed by a round-trip tour of the bus-only roadway. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Department...
  • Auto review: 2015 Volkswagen Golf is the antidote to small SUVs

    Maybe in our hearts, we will always be colonists. After all, from America's earliest days, there's been a lingering belief that because an object was imported, it was somehow better. Back then, that was true of furniture, dishes or silverware; today, it's...
  • State lawmakers slam oil regulators after embarrassing lapses

    State lawmakers slam oil regulators after embarrassing lapses
    The agency that regulates the oil industry in California is — by its own admission — in disarray. After a series of embarrassing disclosures about regulatory lapses that allowed drilling in protected aquifers, officials at the Division of Oil,...
  • Burlington seeks loan to fund water tower rehab

    Burlington seeks loan to fund water tower rehab
    The Burlington Village Board recently voted to begin the process for an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency low interest loan to fund the rehabilitation of the village's water tower. The project includes maintenance work and repainting of the tower...