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Environmental Politics

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  • Illinois, railroad reach settlement in 2009 fish kill

    A railroad company has agreed to pay $570,000 to settle claims over a 2009 derailment that spilled ethanol and killed tens of thousands of fish in northern Illinois. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office on Thursday announced the settlement...
  • The Times' editorial board on the stump for free trade

    The Times' editorial board on the stump for free trade
    As the debate over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and fast-track authority heats up, it's a good bet that The Times' editorial board will soon be taking a stand on the merits of each. Here's a look back at where The Times'...
  • Metro Fiber plans Fort Monroe to Norfolk underwater expansion

    Metro Fiber plans Fort Monroe to Norfolk underwater expansion
    Metro Fiber Networks plans to place an underwater fiber optic cable on the floor of the Chesapeake Bay connecting the Peninsula to Norfolk through Fort Monroe. The Yorktown-based telecommunications company has been seeking approvals from Hampton and...
  • Former Idaho governors aim to stop nuclear waste shipments

    Former Idaho Govs. Phil Batt and Cecil Andrus filed a notice Thursday of their intent to sue the federal government over a proposal to ship spent commercial nuclear fuel rods to Idaho. The notice was sent to the U.S. Department of Energy involving...
  • Taming the wilds of Milwaukee Avenue

    Taming the wilds of Milwaukee Avenue
    At a restaurant on Lincolnshire's west side sat the people who could shape the future of Milwaukee Avenue. Two men and one woman talked about traffic counts, populations, interstate access, the ramifications of decisions made long before their time, and...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • Burlington hopes to protect roads during Grand Prairie Gateway Project

    As ComEd's Grand Prairie Gateway project moves forward, the Village of Burlington is looking at how to protect its roads from being damaged by the heavy machinery and trucks that will be rolling along its roadways. According to Village Engineer John...
  • Senator asks for federal investigation of Lumber Liquidators

    A U.S. senator is requesting that three federal agencies investigate Lumber Liquidators following a "60 Minutes" report that said the company's laminate flooring made in China may not meet California's health and safety standards. The "60 Minutes"...
  • Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

    The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming. In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of...
  • Council approves additional bear hunt for '16, expanded area

    New Jersey's bear hunt could be expanded under a plan approved Tuesday by the state's Fish and Game Council. The council approved adding an October hunt next year, expanding the geographic area of the hunt starting this year and increasing the number...
  • Stand up for clean water

    Stand up for clean water
    Having been born in a fishing town in Maine and raised in Annapolis, one of the oldest ports on the Chesapeake Bay, I feel a strong connection to our nation's water and the things that live in it. Gov. Larry Hogan's recently proposed and loose regulations...