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  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits
    After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
  • Japanese firm plans to build light-rail cars in L.A. area after all

    A month after threatening to avoid California when talks with organized labor groups derailed, a Japanese company said it would follow through with much-touted plans to open a light-rail manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County after all. Rather...
  • Acknowledging climate change in GOP's best interest

    Acknowledging climate change in GOP's best interest
    November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle. The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate. We have just entrusted Congress to a...
  • Unrealistic rule won't reduce carbon, but will raise car prices substantially

    DALLAS The Obama Administration is mandating that each automaker's line-up of cars, light trucks and SUVs have an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025. Like so many of the administration's reforms, this one is imposed by...
  • Under pressure, EPA seeks tighter ozone standards

    Under pressure, EPA seeks tighter ozone standards
    The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said Wednesday. Under deadline to release its proposal by Monday, the agency said it will seek a...
  • U.S. EPA seeks tighter ozone standards to cut pollution

    The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter curbs on ground-level ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions, in a move industry groups and congressional Republicans said would place a heavy burden on the U.S. economy....
  • Supreme Court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

    Supreme Court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. In a blow to...
  • Judge puts brakes on EPA's action against Alaska's Pebble Mine

    WASHINGTON A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from taking action against a massive Alaska mining project that the agency says could be catastrophic for the best run of wild salmon remaining...
  • 'The Newsroom' recap: Will pressured to expose whistleblower

    'The Newsroom' recap: Will pressured to expose whistleblower
    Federal law enforcement officials ratchet up the pressure on ACN anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) to reveal the identity of a crusading whistleblower in “Main Justice,” Episode 22 of HBO’s “The Newsroom.”   The...
  • Long list of species still awaiting federal rulings

    WASHINGTON Never in the annals of tough public policy decisions has so much rested on the fate of a chickenlike bird known for its feisty mating ritual. But advocates on both sides of the endangered species debate are anxiously awaiting the Fish and...
  • Gordon Tomb: Coal-waste power plants could close if new EPA rules adopted

    Gordon Tomb: Coal-waste power plants could close if new EPA rules adopted
    John Oelbracht has managed the Westwood Generation power plant in western Schuylkill County for 10 years. It's more than a job to him — it's an undertaking to clean up the environment while producing power for Pennsylvania homes. "We're on...