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Environmental Politics

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  • The nuclear option [Commentary]

    The nuclear option [Commentary]
    Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
  • NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment

     NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment
    The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away. "Of...
  • Promise of a 'clean coal' future far from reality

    MEREDOSIA, Ill. In 2003, President George W. Bush unveiled plans for the world's first zero-emissions coal plant, a project that would serve as a global showcase of America's ability to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels. This FutureGen plant...
  • Scientists warn Florida governor of threat from climate change

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other...
  • U.S. EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has made progress in reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remains to reduce risks for the country's most overburdened urban areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top official said on...
  • Hogan releases new video on Chesapeake Bay

    Hogan releases new video on Chesapeake Bay
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan doubled down on his efforts to seize the issue of the environment from Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown Tuesday, releasing a video in which he criticizes the O'Malley-Brown administration's efforts to...
  • State doesn't monitor syringe disposal at home

    Thousands of Pennsylvanians poke themselves each day with needles and lancets to treat or test for medical conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis and multiple sclerosis. They do this at home, school and work. In most places, there are no biohazard...
  • 54.5 mpg: Why our measure of fuel economy is wrong

    54.5 mpg: Why our measure of fuel economy is wrong
    54.5 miles per gallon. That is the target fuel efficiency for all light-duty vehicles by model year 2025. Yet if you’ve gone car shopping lately, you’ve noticed that the combined mpg is nowhere near that target. The average fuel economy of all...
  • Air testing lapse at N.M. nuclear waste dump blamed on staff vacancy

    (Reuters) - State regulators failed to collect air samples in the week following a radiation release at a New Mexico nuclear waste dump because of a vacancy in the office responsible for monitoring the site at the time, a state official said on Friday....
  • Doyle McManus: Obama testing the bounds of presidential lame-duckery

    There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: "lame duck." He's in year six of his eight-year run. His biggest accomplishments are all in the past; his remaining proposals are stymied by Congress. His popularity is mired...
  • Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation

    Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation
    The Morning Call recently published a number of pieces about climate change and carbon taxes or other means of reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Raymond C. Ventrone's Aug. 1 Your View correctly points out the negative impacts the Environmental...