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Environmental Politics

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  • 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...
  • Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff

    Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff
    Runoff from farmland has been called the largest source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Now Virginia farmers will be able to use about $3 million in federal and state funds during the next four years to cover nearly all the cost of increased fencing...
  • Groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

    Several environmental groups on Monday sued the Port of Seattle to prevent Royal Dutch Shell PLC from using Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. The Port of Seattle in early February signed a two-year lease with Foss...
  • US House approves bill to step up fight against toxic algae

    Members of Congress have called for more aggressive federal action to prevent toxic algae from contaminating the Great Lakes and other waterways around the nation, such as an outbreak on Lake Erie last summer that left more than 400,000 people without...
  • Flood relief coming to eastern Niles

    The Cleveland Relief Sewer project, which promises to bring flood relief to eastern Niles, is ready to go up to bid. The project is the final part of the first tier of the Niles Stormwater Relief Program. While the other two parts of the project –...
  • Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon

    Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources said Ezequiel Antonio Castanha, who was...
  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll...
  • The Keystone XL veto: first of many, or the only one necessary?

    The Keystone XL veto: first of many, or the only one necessary?
    Non-news flash: President Obama vetoed the bill Tuesday that would have forced the administration to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from eastern Alberta to the southern edge of Nebraska. Now that this little exercise in Kabuki...
  • Federal EPA to oversee pesticide inspections in North Dakota

    A federal audit has concluded that acceptable pesticide inspections haven't been conducted in North Dakota for years, possibly endangering the public. The regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement Tuesday it will work...
  • Obama vetoes Keystone XL, creating more hurdles for pipeline

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a bill seeking to force him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, just the third veto of his presidency. Republican leaders pledge to keep pushing for the 1,179-mile pipeline to ship crude oil from the...
  • Hogan proposes curbs on farm pollution

    Hogan proposes curbs on farm pollution
    A month after blocking hotly disputed environmental regulations drawn up by his predecessor, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he is putting out his own rules to curb Chesapeake Bay pollution from farms — including an immediate ban on spreading...