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Environmental Politics

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  • 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...
  • China drafts new law to fight air pollution: Xinhua

    China plans tougher pollution limits and heavier penalties in a revision of its air pollution law, state-run news agency Xinhua said, as the government battles to reduce smog that takes hundreds of thousands of lives each year. The Standing Committee...
  • Putting a lid on methane from cattle

    The $1.1-trillion omnibus spending bill signed by President Obama contains many giveaways to Wall Street, casinos and the coal industry. But the ones that might do the most severe damage long-term have to do with, of all things, the digestive systems of...
  • 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...
  • Vantage Energy fined nearly $1 million for environmental violations

    Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection(DEP) on Monday said it imposed a $999,900 fine on U.S. oil and natural gas company Vantage Energy Inc, one of the largest given to a driller by DEP this year, for several environmental regulations...
  • Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut

    Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut
    Steve Morytko got an early start to his portion of a Christmas bird count on Dec. 20. The Ashford native was in his backyard at 1:45 a.m. looking for owls. His efforts yielded a count of four great horned owls and two eastern screech owls. Those were...
  • Judge strikes down government's decision to remove gray wolves from endangered species list

    MILWAUKEE A federal judge on Friday struck down the federal government's decision to remove gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan from the endangered species list. The decision immediately restores all protections to the wolves in Wisconsin,...
  • 2014 in review: Wilmette and Winnetka

    2014 in review: Wilmette and Winnetka
    As residents across the North Shore ring in the New Year, they will likely remember 2014 as a time punctuated by a rebounding local economy, robust debates over stormwater projects and the community rallying behind a $100 renovation of New Trier High...
  • Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge

    Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge
    Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team in Oklahoma City, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma's attorney general, and one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors. The second existential challenge to the Affordable Care Act...
  • U.S. judge restores protections to Great Lakes wolves

    A federal judge on Friday restored U.S. Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes in a decision hailed by wildlife advocates for halting wolf hunting and trapping planned in such states as Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S....
  • $5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Bald Eagle In Rocky Hill

    $5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Bald Eagle In Rocky Hill
    ROCKY HILL — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever may have shot and killed a bald eagle earlier this month. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported that...