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Environmental Politics

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  • Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations

    Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations
    In one of his first acts after taking office Wednesday, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew a handful of regulations proposed in the final weeks of the previous Democratic administration. One hotly contested proposal would have curbed Eastern Shore...
  • Bill would allow Dominion Power to skip state reviews

    RICHMOND – Dominion Virginia Power, the state's largest electricity provider and the heaviest of hitters on Capitol Square, would skip routine state regulatory reviews in coming years and potentially freeze a portion of its rates under newly...
  • E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

    E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says
    A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde. Under certain conditions, taking 10 puffs from an e-cigarette would expose a user to about 2.5 times as much...
  • Return to regular order means reining in the EPA

    If there is one lasting change the 114th Congress should seek to make, it is the return to regular order. The Founding Fathers intentionally made it difficult for the federal government to enact laws but not impossible. The seeming impossibility of any...
  • State's action may be pivotal in testing EPA authority on oceans

    WASHINGTON A lawsuit winding its way through federal court in Seattle will test whether the federal government is doing enough to combat the emerging problem of ocean acidification. And the case contains some unusual bedfellows: Coming to defend the U.S....
  • Farm pollution rule to take effect - unless Hogan acts quickly

    Farm pollution rule to take effect - unless Hogan acts quickly
    The O'Malley administration's 11th-hour move to curb Eastern Shore farmers' use of chicken manure as fertilizer appears likely to go through, unless incoming Republican Gov. Larry Hogan acts quickly Wednesday afternoon to stop it. As one of his last...
  • Will EPA rules raise Orlando area's utilities bills?

    Will EPA rules raise Orlando area's utilities bills?
    Utilities this year are bracing for proposed cuts in emissions of carbon dioxide, a pollutant blamed for global warming. What it means for consumers — some say it could hike electric bills — is so far unclear. The U.S. Environmental...
  • Iowa Sen. Ernst vows new GOP-led Congress will focus on Americans' concerns

    The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, a newly minted GOP senator is promising. Making calls...
  • Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns
     The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's...
  • Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spill

    Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spill
    More than 5,000 people in the rural Montana city of Glendive have been told not to use municipal water because elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene were found downstream from a weekend crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River. Officials said they...
  • Hartford School Gets New Tests To Find Contaminants

    Hartford School Gets New Tests To Find Contaminants
    HARTFORD — A new round of contaminant testing was conducted over the past week to determine how traces of toxic chemicals seeped into the air at Clark Elementary School, Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez said Tuesday night. After the recent...