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Environmental Politics

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  • Santa Barbara oil spill: Pipeline operator has long record of problems

    Santa Barbara oil spill: Pipeline operator has long record of problems
    Plains Pipeline, the large Texas-based company responsible for the pipe that ruptured in Santa Barbara County, has accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to federal records. A Times analysis of data from the Pipeline...
  • Santa Barbara oil pipeline leak rekindles memories of 1969 disaster

    Santa Barbara oil pipeline leak rekindles memories of 1969 disaster
    It was a scene that generations of people on the Santa Barbara coast have dreaded: Cleanup workers in white protective suits combing tar-splattered beaches, hoping to contain the damage from a crude oil spill. Nearly 50 years ago, a blowout on an...
  • White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators

    White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators
    The federal government will boost research and preserve 7 million acres of habitat for bees, monarch butterflies and other insects as part of a wide-ranging strategy to bolster the population of pollinators that are vital to the nation's food crops. The...
  • EPA pitches $10M plan to remove 'tar-like liquids' from Waukegan lakefront

    EPA pitches $10M plan to remove 'tar-like liquids' from Waukegan lakefront
    A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to remove "undissolved tar-like liquids" beneath an area around the Waukegan Port District's lakefront property was given its first public review Wednesday as officials recommended a $10.6 million process to...
  • Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat

    Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat
    President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security. Those who deny global warming are putting at risk the United States...
  • PCBs To Be Removed At Glastonbury School Over Summer

    PCBs To Be Removed At Glastonbury School Over Summer
    pmarteka@courant.com GLASTONBURY — With summer vacation less than a month away, school officials are preparing to begin a two-year project that will replace windows and bricks contaminated with PCBs and asbestos. Assistant Superintendent Matthew...
  • Winnetka seeks peer review of Willow tunnel proposal

    Winnetka seeks peer review of Willow tunnel proposal
    With an unexpected rise in costs to the Willow Road stormwater tunnel project, the Village Council has directed staff to seek a peer review of the proposal. In a special meeting last month, the council reviewed the plan, which focused on preliminary...
  • Four Orland Park trustees start new terms

    Four Orland Park trustees start new terms
    Three returning Orland Park trustees and a new trustee, Michael Carroll, were sworn in to their new terms Monday night, and one of the new Village Board's first actions was to hire a consultant to update the village's strategic plan. Returning to the...
  • DuPage Children's Museum looking for funding to stay in Aurora mall

    DuPage Children's Museum looking for funding to stay in Aurora mall
    The staff at the DuPage Children's Museum is trying to figure out how to maintain a presence in a storefront at an Aurora mall when the Naperville location reopens this summer. The Naperville facility at 301 N. Washington St. was forced to close in...
  • Letters: Maryland Hall funding; Global warming; Heart surgery

    Letters: Maryland Hall funding; Global warming; Heart surgery
    Global warming A letter was published stating that global warming was a hoax (The Capital, April 26). This just isn't true and here are facts that anyone can check for himself. Data collected by scientists around the world, including those at the...
  • Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water

     Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water
    Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops. Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each...